Small Business Resources

  • Below are on-going community library hours the Small Business Team hosts to connect with entrepreneurs/businesses at the community level. Please share with your contact lists.
    • Hosmer Library: 3 – 5 p.m., every third Wednesday.
    • Central Library, second floor: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., every other Tuesday.
    • North Regional Library: 1 – 3 p.m., every fourth Thursday.
    • East Lake Street Library: 4 – 5 p.m., every second Monday.
  • Online Business Portal: The Minneapolis Business Portal provides entrepreneurs and business owners with valuable information and resources to plan, launch, and grow a business. We plan to add an online calendar to connect the business community with the various community hours and BTAP training workshops.
  • City of Minneapolis’s Small Business Brochure guide to operating a small business is complete. We are working to translate the brochure in Somali, Spanish, and Hmong.
  • Menthol Restriction Ordinance goes into effect August 1, 2018. In the lead-up to the implementation of new menthol tobacco restrictions, limiting sales to full tobacco shops and liquor stores only, convenience stores are assessing their options for adjusting their business model to accommodate these new regulations.
  • The Minimum Wage Ordinance goes into effect July 1, 2018. Please visit the City’s Minimum Wage website: http://minimumwage.minneapolismn.gov/ or contact Brian Walsh, Supervisor – Labor Standards Enforcement Division about Minimum Wage and Sick and Safe Time Ordinance (612-673-3841 or brian.walsh@minneapolismn.gov).
  • Starting June 2018, please expect a Gov. Delivery of Small Business Team Newsletter. We plan to update you on the work we have been doing and any trends we are seeing.