Coronavirus Response Resources Available for Minneapolis Small Businesses

Businesses across Minneapolis have shut their doors or changed their operations to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.  This presents an unprecedented challenge, but there are resources available to support small businesses, independent contractors, and non-profit organizations in this time.  To stay up to date as new information is available, visit the City of Minneapolis Coronavirus FAQs for business and check out this excellent guide from Minnesota DEED.

This information may feel overwhelming, but you do not have to navigate it alone. The City of Minneapolis has expanded Business Technical Assistance Program services to make sure that you have an expert to talk to about your specific situation.  You can also contact the City’s Small Business Team at 612-673-2499 or smallbusiness@minneapolismn.gov.  We are all in this together.


Minneapolis businesses, non-profits, and self-employed people are eligible for relief funds now.  To find out more visit @CityMinneapolis Coronavirus FAQs for Business.

Apply today for the @CityMinneapolis Forgivable, No-Interest Loan for small business located in eligible areas. The deadline to apply is April 20 at 12:00 p.m. (Noon)

Stay up to date on resources for Minneapolis businesses on a weekly open call for business with @MayorFrey every Friday at Noon.  Register and submit your questions online.

Small businesses in Minneapolis do not have to navigate their Coronavirus response alone.    @CityMinneapolis Small Business Team is available to answer your questions about current rules and resources.  Call 612-673-2499 or email smallbusiness@minneapolismn.gov

Small businesses in Minneapolis do not have to navigate their Coronavirus response alone.    Did you know that businesses in can get free, expert guidance from from list below:

Coronavirus Business Technical Assistance providers

African Development Center @adcminnesota

African Economic Development Solutions @AfricanEDS

Bii Gii Wiin @biigiiwiin

Davis Law Office @DavisLawOffice

Harun Law (no Twitter handle)

Hortensia Law (no Twitter handle)

Lake Street Council @VisitLakeStreet

Latino Economic Development Center @Latinocdc

Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers @MCCD_MN

Neighborhood Development Center @NDC_MN

Northside Economic Opportunity Network @NEONBusiness

Seward Redesign @SewardRedesign

Social Impact Strategies Group & Just Law @ConnectUpMN

Springboard for the Arts @SpringboardArts

West Bank Business Association @westbankmpls

West Broadway Business and Area Coalition @WBC_mpls