Open to Business Program

Introducing a valuable resource for Fridley business owners or those looking to start a small business in Fridley.

Open To Business-Technical Assistance & Lending to learn more visit

Request a free appointment:
Email Open to Business Anoka County advisor Carrie Mikkonen or call 612-789-7337

Free Technical Assistance:

  • Financial Management
  • Loan Packaging
  • Business Plan Assistance
  • Real Estate Analysis
  • Marketing Assistance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Regulations
  • Professional Referrals

Looking for a trusted advisor for your business? Need to secure financing to start or expand your business? If so, the Open to Business program is for you.

Thanks to a partnership between the City of Fridley, Anoka County, and the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD), business owners or those looking to start a new business in Fridley have access to this FREE one-on-one counseling.

Small Business Loan Program

Open to Business advisers can also assist entrepreneurs to identify borrowing needs and financing options. Advisors work with clients to help them find the financing that best meets their own unique needs. MCCD also provides direct financing and loans in partnership with banks and nonprofit lenders. Funds can be used for inventory, working capital, asset and equipment purchases, real estate acquisition, and start-up costs.

How It Works

Make an appointment to suit your schedule. Call Open to Business at 612-789-7337 or send an email to

To learn more, visit the Open to Business website.