Small Business Team
Community Planning & Economic Development
We explain the milestones in the business launch process.
Building a relationship with a small business consultant can be a crucial step in your journey as an entrepreneur. As you prepare to open your business, the Minneapolis Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP) provides:
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.
You may have to pay a fee for the waste water from your business.
SAC fee application process:
Find out if you qualify for the City's SAC deferral program for small businesses.
Make sure your business follows size and location requirements. If you don’t own your building, work with your landlord to put up a new sign or awning. Sign permits are only issued to sign contractors licensed by the City.