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B-TAP (Business Technical Assistance Program)

What is B-TAP, how does it work, and who is eligible to receive the services?

  • The Business Technical Assistance Program or B-TAP program was created to provide consulting support to businesses located in the City of Minneapolis.
  • Through B-TAP, the City contracts with local non-profit organizations focused on entrepreneur training and economic development to provide direct services to new and existing businesses.
  • Small- and medium-sized businesses located in Minneapolis.

Intro to the Business Technical
Assistance Program (B-TAP)
How the B-TAP program works.

What kind of services can small-and medium-sized businesses receive?

B-TAP can assist entrepreneurs who are:

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,

Supporting business development in the City of Minneapolis

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Resources for B-TAP Providers

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Last updated Mar 24, 2016