Launch your new business

Get ready to open your doors to the public.

Launching milestones

We explain the milestones in the business launch process.

Location

Identify available properties

Zoning

Find out if your location allows your business type

Different business types are only allowed in certain parts of the city. It is illegal to run a business in a building that is not permitted or zoned for that type of activity. Zoning is the first stop for anyone who wants to know if their proposed use of a building is allowed.

To check zoning requirements for your property and whether you need a zoning variance, contact the Development Services Customer Service Center.

Negotiation

See tips for drafting your lease

Registration

Register your business with the State

Insurance

Learn what you need to be covered

License

Apply for a business license

Permits

Learn about construction and site plans

Opening

Understand the final inspection process

Contact us

Small Business Team

Community Planning & Economic Development

Phone

612-673-2499

Address

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

Minneapolis Development Review

Community Planning & Economic Development

Address

Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 220
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Service Center hours
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.