COVID-19 information and resources available at

Open to Business Program

Open to Business logoOpen to Business is a small business technical assistance program provided by the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) through a partnership with the Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority.

It is estimated that between 800 and 1,000 of the approximately 3,400 businesses in Eden Prairie are home-based. The City’s participation in the Open to Business program provides many small businesses like these with services to help them succeed – which will in turn support a broader strategy of promoting economic development, creating and retaining jobs, and cultivating entrepreneurs. 

Want to Test Drive your Business Idea?
A representative from the Open to Business program is available on the first Thursday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. at Smith Coffee & Café (8107 Eden Prairie Road), and meetings are scheduled in 30-minute increments.

Open to Business contact:

Rob Smolund
Business Advisor
612-789-7337, ext. 260

 For more information about the Open to Business program, visit