B-TAP (Business Technical Assistance Program)
What is B-TAP, how does it work, and who is eligible to receive the services?
What kind of services can small-and medium-sized businesses receive?
B-TAP can assist entrepreneurs who are:
- Considering starting a new business in Minneapolis,
- Looking to expand business operations in Minneapolis,
- Pursuing certification as a Minority- or Woman- Owned Disadvantaged Business,
- Need general business advice (i.e. guidance on payroll withholding, ensuring their business licenses are in order, creation or improving their business marketing strategy) to retain their existing business operations in Minneapolis.
How can businesses access the services?
The City contracts with service providers, several of which specialize in serving particular ethnic groups or geographic areas.
Minneapolis businesses interested in receiving services can contact the service provider of their choice directly. Details about services provided and contact information for each organization listed is provided below. City staff may also provide guidance on which organization to contact.
Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP), (612) 673-5095, email@example.com
Current list of B-TAP Service Providers supporting business development in the City of Minneapolis. Click here to open the B-TAP brochure.
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Resources for B-TAP Providers
B-TAP+, a sub-division of the B-TAP Program
Business Opportunities Fair
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- Business Opportunities Fair, October 30, 2015 (pdf)
2016 Program Highlights
B-TAP core business support program served 413 entrepreneurs
- B-TAP+ 101 Series trained 26 participants to help businesses, City staff and non-profits learn about how the City works
- Launched the Small Developers Training (D-TAP), with 36 participants who learned the basics of real estate development, and some of the opportunities to work with the City of Minneapolis properties
- Cooperative Technical Assistance Program (C-TAP), trained 8 groups (24 participants) interested in forming co-ops
Co-op Technical Assistance Program (C-TAP)
Last updated Apr 10, 2017