Resources to Help Your Business

Financial Assistance

Whether you are starting your business or you need to expand, Burnsville can put together a program that will work for you.

View available financial assistance opportunities.

Burnsville-Based Vendor Application

Burnsville businesses wishing to have their goods or services considered by City purchasers can sign up to be listed on the Burnsville-Based Vendor list.

View the informational flyer (PDF) to learn more about the vendor list or complete an application.

Save Money for your Business by Saving Energy

Learn about grants, rebates and energy audits provided by local energy companies and programs.

View the informational flyer (PDF) for program summaries.

Open to Business

Open To Business provides free, one-on-one business counseling to current and prospective entrepreneurs. Consultants will work with Burnsville residents or businesses to develop a strong business plan, identify challenges and opportunities, and to tailor solutions.

In addition to direct consulting, the Open to Business program can link entrepreneurs with additional resources to help them succeed, including training programs, community or governmental services, and industry and business professionals. Open To Business also offers a loan program up to $25,000 for start-ups and larger loans/packages for established businesses.

Consultant hours are by appointment. Appointments can be made by emailing Natalie Mouilso at or calling 952-451-6390. Visit the Open to Business website for more information. 

Business Recycling

Eligible businesses can receive funding to help reduce waste and start or improve recycling or organics collection. No match required. All businesses can get technical assistance, free container labels and educational resources.

Details and resources are available through the Dakota County Business Recycling Program.

Business Garbage and Recycling

The City licenses companies to collect  garbage and recycling for businesses; the City itself does not pick up trash and recycling. Businesses are responsible for contacting companies and setting up their own recycling and garbage services.