Open to Business

Are you thinking about starting a new business or expanding an existing one?  Here’s a chance to test your idea through a free, confidential consultation with an experienced business advisor. With the Open to Business program, small business owners and entrepreneurs can receive one-on-one business consultation services and other assistance to help develop your business ideas.

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This program is being offered by the City of Apple Valley in collaboration with the Dakota County Community Development Agency, the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD), the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the cities of Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Rosemount, South St. Paul and West St. Paul.

For more information on the services offered in the “Open to Business” program or to schedule an appointment contact Business Advisor Natalie Mouilso at 952-451-6390 or Or visit