Grow your existing business

We can help you expand your business.

Growth milestones

We explain the milestones in the business expansion process.


Hiring staff

There are many factors and laws to consider when you hire an employee of your business.

See tips for hiring staff


Attract customers

The Small Business Administration (SBA) shares marketing advice to help you attract customers.

Visit the SBA


Know who to pay and when

Learn about federal, state and local taxes.

Pay your taxes


Become a vendor for the City of Minneapolis

We contract with businesses of all sizes to get important work done. Learn more about how you or your business can work with the City of Minneapolis.

Find out how you can do business with the City


Make sure you renew your license

All businesses need to renew their licenses annually. Check your license certificate to see when your license expires.

Visit Minneapolis Business Licenses


Read about programs that can help you grow

Learn about City and state programs that offer assistance to businesses.

Expand your business


Stay in compliance

The City Council passes ordinances that regulate certain aspects of business operations. Find out about regulations for your business.

Read about City ordinances


Take advantage of supplier diversity programs

Certification programs offer opportunities to business owners.

See certification programs

Contact us

Small Business Team

Community Planning & Economic Development




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