B-TAP Professional Series

This component of the Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP) helps support small business growth opportunities.

Facilitating business knowledge exchange

B-TAP Professional Series, a component of the City of Minneapolis’ Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP), aims to respond quickly to opportunities to support small business growth. The goal is to sponsor a series of events in 2018 where local professional experts provide training or technical assistance on topics that help entrepreneurs--particularly those that have been underrepresented--take their businesses to the next level.

Professional series goals

  • Support the development of businesses with high potential so they can advance to the next level and create additional employment.
  • Respond quickly to specific market needs or opportunities that address the well-being of Minneapolis entrepreneurs and small businesses.
  • Support the development of entrepreneurs from economically disenfranchised populations.

The reason the City created this program

We believe that our city has vast professional talent and creativity that can benefit our small business community. We want to tap into the innovative ideas of those professionals and respond to the needs of entrepreneurs. We want to provide more specialized assistance beyond that offered in the core B-TAP program to an expanded audience of businesses.

What's going on in 2019

The 2019 B-TAP Professional Series targets diverse business populations, offering free trainings, one-on-one coaching, workshops and networking opportunities. Below is the list of current opportunities, please check back as more will be added throughout the year. 

Current offerings

Past offerings

Underrepresented business owners are strongly encouraged to apply/register for these sessions.

More information

Contact Emily Peterson, B-TAP Training Coordinator.

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Contact us

Small Business Team

Community Planning & Economic Development




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

Emily Peterson

Business Training Coordinator

Community Planning & Economic Development





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