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B-TAP (Business Technical Assistance Program)

What is B-TAP, how does it work, and who is eligible to receive the services? 

What kind of services can small-and medium-sized businesses receive?

B-TAP can assist entrepreneurs who are:

How can businesses access the services?

The City contracts with service providers, several of which specialize in serving particular ethnic groups or geographic areas.

Minneapolis businesses interested in receiving services can contact the service provider of their choice directly. Details about services provided and contact information for each organization listed is provided below. City staff may also provide guidance on which organization to contact. View the B-TAP brochure.

Questions? Contact Us!  Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP), 612-673-5010, [email protected]

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Videos: Navigating City Business Processes

The City is dedicated to help businesses start, stay and grow in Minneapolis. Discover the resources to help your business thrive.

Closed captioning available for:    Hmong    Somali    Spanish

Business Development

An overview of the resources available to support businesses including technical assistance, loans, site selection support, and more.

Business Licensing

Learn which businesses need a license, how to apply, and renew your business license.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification and Inclusion

Learn about the certification process.

Understanding Development Review

The Development Review Process
A to Z. Whether you are building a multipurpose stadium or
adding a patio.

Healthy Food Businesses

Best practices for Minneapolis’ food-oriented businesses.

Doing Business with the City of Minneapolis

How to find business opportunities, and register a business to become a bidder.

SizeUp: Small Business Intelligence Tool

The City of Minneapolis has subscribed to SizeUp, a small business intelligence tool, to help small businesses in Minneapolis make strategic decisions. Help manage and grow your business by comparing your business to competitors; mapping your market, customers, and suppliers; and finding the best places to target your next advertising campaign. 


B-TAP Tools

B-TAP provides specific services to respond to Minneapolis business needs more efficiently. View a list of current trainings opportunities (PDF).

B-TAP Service Providers

Administrative information for B-TAP Service Providers 


Last updated Sep 21, 2020



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