Business Services / Technical Assistance

WBBA Business Services – Building strong, vibrant businesses on the West Bank!

Licenses and Permitting
Do you need help making sure you’ve got everything together for an upcoming event? Do you need to apply for an expansion of premises or block event permit? WBBA can help you through the permitting process to make sure your upcoming event or activity is ready to go.

Meeting Facilitation
Do you have an important board meeting or staff meeting you’d like some help with facilitating? Would you like us to organize a forum for your stakeholders? WBBA can assist with meeting facilitation including procurement of spaces, speakers, and getting the word out – all working within your budget.

Marketing & Social Media
Nervous about getting online? Not sure about Twitter, Facebook, or what to choose? Our staff can help get you and your business online with ease – or take care of updates for you. We can also help you get your account set up and ready go to.

Photography
Have new menu items you need photographed, or want a new staff photo? From people to buildings, WBBA staff can help take professional, print or web-ready photographs for you and your business.

Strategic Planning
Does your organization need help getting from vision to execution? Perhaps you need help outlining milestones and goals. While taking into consideration your current capacity, WBBA staff can help create a strategic plan for your organization that’s ambitious, practical and executable.

Web Development
From getting online in the first place to making your web presence have a greater impact, our team can help you increase your visibility online. We can also help you craft a simple, fluid website that can be easily updated from anywhere you can access the internet. We can also help you with content management, making your website a destination resource.

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Rates & Availability
Please contact us for current rates and availability. On a tight budget? No problem! We’re able to work with clients to help them find resources to meet their needs, and occasionally receive grant funding that enables us to offer pro bono services to West Bank businesses. You can find out more by emailing: info@thewestbank.org or calling: 612-232-8207.

Get More with a WBBA membership!
WBBA members not only get a discount on the services listed above, they also set the path for the Business Association and our work in the West Bank community. The WBBA board is elected annually from our members and create the vision our staff executes. Want to be more involved? Find out more about membership at wbba.thewestbank.org.

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We are excited to announce we are able to offer pro bono assistance – up to 10 hours per business. The West Bank Business Association is proud to partner with the City of Minneapolis, The McKnight Foundation and Twin Cities LISC as we offer pro bono technical services to help create this opportunity, and we are now meeting with businesses to schedule projects for the 2015 cycle. For more information about this opportunity please contact us at: info@thewestbank.org.

Resources

Business intake form (to be completed with WBBA staff during first meeting) – 2015_B-TapIntakeForm (pdf)

Business profile / B-Tap form (to be completed with WBBA staff as project commences.) – BusinessProfileForm