Starting or growing a small business isn’t easy, and hiring a trusted advisor to help get a business off the ground is usually very expensive. To encourage small business growth, the South St. Paul HRA is offering free, one-on-one small business consulting to current and future small businesses and entrepreneurial residents.
A certified “Open to Business” consultant from the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) will offer free business consulting services to any South St. Paul business or resident. Call or email Laurie Crow at 952-484-3107 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. Laurie can help to work through small business challenges such as:
- Accounting and record keeping
- Business start-up
- Business plan development
- Cash flow, financial and business analysis
- Loan packaging
- Networking operations
- Strategic planning
- Commercial real estate analysis
In addition, the consultant can assist entrepreneurs in identifying their borrowing needs and financing options. Direct financing and loans are also available through the program.