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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 io broaden their economic opportunities. You've probably come across one of our community partner 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.

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