Are you a small business owner in Minneapolis who wants to learn more about protecting your finances, leasing business space, and managing partners and employees?
The City of Minneapolis’ Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP) is hosting the B-TAP Professional Series, a series of trainings in which local experts offer their knowledge on topics that help entrepreneurs increase the impact of their endeavors and take their businesses to the next level, particularly entrepreneurs from populations underrepresented in traditional business ownership and management. Topics range from legal assistance to marketing to general business skills.
We would like to invite you to the 10 Things You Should Know Legal Series. In these free sessions, you’ll learn about legal topics in detail. Facilitated by Davis Law Office, a Minneapolis law and consulting firm that has advised small business for over a decade, and Main Street Alliance, a local advocacy organization working to provide Minnesota small businesses a voice on the most pressing public policy issues, the sessions cover several different legal issues and offer advice to help protect and grow your business:
Session 1: 10 Things You Should Know to Protect Your Finances
Tuesday, March 27 | 11:30 – 1:30 | New Rules at Lowry Commons, 2015 N Lowry Avenue
This session explains how to protect yourself and your finances by avoiding scams, separating business and personal accounts, writing strong contracts, and becoming familiar with Conciliation Court.
Session 2: 10 Things You Should Know Before Signing a Lease
Friday, May 18 | 2:00 – 4:00 | Moon Palace Books
This session discusses the major elements of a lease, advises on negotiating a lease, and provides information about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.
Session 3: 10 Things You Should Know for People Management
Tuesday, September 11 | 9:00 – 11:00 | Fueled Collective, 400 S. 4th St, Suite #401, Minneapolis, MN 55415
This session focuses on managing the people involved in your organization: employees, partners, vendors, and independent contractors. Specific topics include employing non-citizen workers, setting up successful partnerships, and adjusting to recent changes in wage and earned sick and safe time regulations.
Learn more about B-TAP here.