Open to Business

With the help of a matching grant from Hennepin County, the City of Hopkins has contracted with the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers to provide free one-on-one business consultation to Hopkins residents or entrepreneurs who want to start a new business or grow an existing business in the community.

This is a free service. Participants can meet with certified “Open to Business” consultants by appointment and get help planning and working through small business challenges such as:

  • Accounting, book keeping set-up and training
  • Business acquisition
  • Business start-up
  • Business plan development
  • Cash flow, financial and business analysis
  • Loan packaging
  • Networking/referrals
  • Operations
  • Strategic planning
  • Commercial real estate analysis

In addition, “Open to Business” advisors can assist entrepreneurs in identifying borrowing needs and financing options. Direct financing and loans up to $25,000 are also available through the “Open to Business” program.

Office Hours

Engage with an Open to Business advisor during their free virtual office hours for Hopkins residents or entrepreneurs. Office hours are offered every three weeks on Thursdays from 12 to 3 pm.

Sign-up for a free consultation

For More information

For more information, visit or contact:

Zamzam Mohammed
Business Advisor
Direct: 612-712-7072
MCCD: 612-789-7337 
Email Zamzam Mohammed