B-TAP (Business Technical Assistance Program)
Small Developers Program: soliciting proposals for curriculum and training services
The City of Minneapolis is seeking proposals to create a Small Developers Program to promote the development of women and minority-owned small developers. The Small Developers Training will have two sub-scopes:
1. Curriculum development
2. Training implementation and recruitment
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Resources for B-TAP Providers
B-TAP+, a sub-division of the B-TAP Program
Business Opportunities Fair
- Business Opportunities Fair, 2016 (coming soon)
- Business Opportunities Fair, October 30, 2015 (pdf)
Co-op Technical Assistance Program (C-TAP)
Last updated Sep 13, 2016