Open for Business Program

About the Program

The Open for Business program is an economic development initiative which aims to support small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. Powered by the Wells Fargo Open for Business Fund, we offer self-guided online workshops, monthly webinars, and one-on-one consulting (which are all provided in both English and Spanish).

All of these services are provided at no cost. All current business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs intending to establish, purchase, or improve a business are eligible and encouraged to participate.

This program is coordinated by our national affiliate, the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), to provide services to small businesses across the entire country.

Open for Business Hub

The Open for Business Hub is the landing zone for small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs interested in this program. This hub is constantly updated with resources and a list of upcoming webinars, which are typically held weekly.

to Visit the Open for Business Hub

What Topics Are Covered?

This program offers education on a wide-variety of business concepts and caters to the specific needs of many rural, disadvantaged, and minority-owned small businesses. Our online self-guided workshops and webinars cover topics such as:

  • Business Law
  • Business Planning
  • Customer Service
  • Digital Marketing & Advertising
  • Financing & Accounting
  • And much more…

Contact Us

To get started, complete the registration form below and a member of the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) will get in touch to guide you on next steps.

Open for Business Registration Form