K.C. Kye, owner of K-Mama Sauce

Whether you’re just getting started or are ready to take your established business to a new level, find the right resources for your next step.

Small Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP)


B-TAP supports the development of entrepreneurs and businesses located in the City of Minneapolis, particularly those owned by minorities, women, and low-income individuals. The program funds one-on-one consulting assistance through partnering with multiple organizations. Our providers are local non-profit organizations focused on business organizations focused on business coaching and entrepreneur training. Assistance may support business plan development, guidance on payroll withholding, ensuring business licenses are in order, applying for loans and lines of credit, creating a business marketing strategy, and other business development consulting.

Whether you are considering starting a business or looking to expand an existing one, B-TAP can help you reach your goals.

In addition to business technical assistance, Minneapolis offers assistance to develop co-operatives through C-TAP and developers through D-TAP on their web site.


  • Government Resources
  • Advisors and Consultants
  • City Specific Resource
  • Business & Strategic Planning
  • Loans, grants, access to capital
  • Accounting, Financial management 
  • Certification - SBE, DBE, MBE, WBE
  • Human resources
  • Legal services
  • Marketing, social media, web site
  • Technology for business
  • Disadvantaged businesses
  • Cooperative businesses
  • Restaurant sector
  • Social impact businesses
  • Idea stage businesses
  • Startup businesses (0 employees)
  • Early growth businesses (1-9 employees)
  • Second stage businesses (10+ employees)

Why is this service free?

To make it easier for businesses to find the right resources in one place, Elevate HennepinSM lists free resources funded by trusted partners, including The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, the City of Minneapolis, and other Hennepin County cities and partners.

Languages spoken

  • English