B-TAP+, a sub-division of the B-TAP Program

Find out how the B-TAP+ program works in the City of Minneapolis.

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The Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP) was created to bridge equity, knowledge, and access gaps for small and medium-sized businesses into the mainstream economy. B-TAP contracts service providers to work directly with new and existing businesses, providing consulting support and technical assistance to support businesses located in the City of Minneapolis. Through the work with those businesses, we learned that other systems are needed in order to promote growth opportunities for disadvantage businesses and to advance social equity in the City of Minneapolis. To that effect, B-TAP created B-TAP+.

B-TAP+ has 3 main objectives:

  • Build technical capacity in local non-profits to meet City requirements.
    Provide specialized training to build capacity in B-TAP service providers and community partners.

  • Support initiatives to link Minneapolis Minority and Women-owned businesses and Buyers.
    Create and sponsor networking events to facilitate connections between B-TAP participant business and buyers.

  • Research and access to meaningful data.
    Fund initiatives that will allow the City to gain understanding of trends that will affect the businesses in the City

B-TAP 101 training

On Thursday, May 2, 2019, the City of Minneapolis Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP) hosted the B-TAP 101 Training for community partners and city employees who wanted to learn more about how different departments interact with businesses. Click the following link to find out more and view the presentations from the  .

Please contact Emily Peterson, B-TAP Training Coordinator if you are interested in attending future B-TAP 101 trainings.

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

Emily Peterson

Business Training Coordinator

Community Planning & Economic Development

 

Phone

612-673-5010

Address

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