Business technical assistance

We know every small business and entrepreneur is unique. The City has consultants and classes just for you.

I want to

Build a business

Our Business Technical Assistance Program (BTAP) connects you to a diverse network of business consultants. 

Free help for small businesses

  • Small business consulting services

Get help for your small business

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Start a cooperative

Our Cooperative Technical Assistance Program (CTAP) supports potential and new cooperatives.

Free support for emerging cooperatives

  • Co-op feasibility training
  • Access to grants
  • Co-op consulting services

Get support for your cooperative

Become a real estate developer

Our Developers Technical Assistance Program (DTAP) supports small and emerging developers. 

Free support for small and emerging developers

    • Intro to Real Estate Development class
    • Advanced workshops
    • Project advice

Get started becoming a real estate developer

Contact us

Small Business Team

Community Planning & Economic Development




Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 320
Minneapolis, MN 55415