Self-Employment through the Business Enterprises Program
The Minnesota Business Enterprises Program (BEP) provides profitable vending machine business opportunities to qualified licensed legally blind Minnesotans in order to broaden their economic opportunities. You've probably come across one of our vendor sites in a state or federal office building, a rest area or on a state college or university campus.
The BEP provides training, certification, technical support and management services to these self-employed vending business owners.
Qualified individuals must work with an SSB counselor, meet the requirements of our comprehensive evaluation process, and complete an extensive training to be certified to operate a BEP vending business.
The BEP administers this program under the authority of the federal Randolph-Sheppard Act and has an exclusive authority to establish vending businesses on state property.