To submit your program to be considered for the Business One-Stop:

The primary intent of the Business One-Stop is to provide relevant and useful information to the business community that is easy to navigate. The intent of content of this website to educate and inform, rather than persuade, convert, or sell. Before you fill out the survey to submit your program to be considered we suggest you look at our vetting process below.

Once you look at our vetting process please fill out the survey to submit your program to be considered for inclusion in the Mass.gov Business One-Stop. Only fill out the survey for programs YOUR organization administers. Please submit this form once for each program you would like included in the One-Stop. If you have questions please contact Mass Office of Business Development at 1-877-249-8326.

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Overview

General Principles

All links must satisfy the threshold criteria and any applicable required criteria. Links that also satisfy the greatest number of applicable evaluative criteria will be given the most weight and are most likely to be approved. Further, any link to a resource provided by an organization that receives state funding will receive more weight than a link to a similar resource provided by an organization that does not receive state funding.  Satisfaction of all required, any evaluative criteria, and the vetting process does not guarantee that the requested link will be posted. MOBD has final discretionary authority and reserves the right to make determinations on a case-by-case basis.  

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Threshold Criteria

A link must satisfy # 1, 2, and 3 of the following threshold criteria to be approved:

  1. Does the linked content provide information on:
    • Small business counseling;
    • Technical assistance programs;
    • Financing programs;
    • Procurement and contracting programs or opportunities;
    • State incorporation laws and regulations;
    • State tax credits;
    • Workers’ compensation laws, unemployment insurance laws, or health insurance obligations and options for employers; OR
    • Other business information or resources?
  2. Can the relevant content be linked to directly?
  3. Does the website provide information free of charge?

Required Criteria

Non-profit organizations that receive state funding:

  • Is the organization in good standing with Administration and Finance (A&F), Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD), Mass Office of Business Development (MOBD), and any other relevant agencies?

Non-profit and for-profit organizations that do not receive state funding:

  • Is the primary intent of the linked content to educate and inform, rather than persuade, convert, or sell? In rare instances the site may include advertising, but must be free from heavy marketing or promotion of products.
  • Does the website's information appear to be accurate and current?
  • Is the organization in good standing with Administration and Finance (A&F), Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD), Mass Office of Business Development (MOBD), and any other relevant agencies?

Links that also satisfy the greatest number of applicable evaluative criteria will be given the most weight:

  • Is the linked content useful and authoritative for businesses?
  • Does the linked content complement existing information and services on Mass.gov/business?
  • Does the linked content provide information, services, and/or enable businesses to conduct online transactions in a way that is not available on an official government website?
  • Does the linked content provide businesses with frequently requested information?

 

The following table shows the type of criteria by entity type.  Descriptive text is below the table.

 Threshold
Criteria
Evaluative
Criteria
Required Criteria
for non-profit organizations that receive state funding
Required Criteria
for non-profits and for-profit organizations that do not receive state funding
GovernmentYesNoNoNo
Quasi-public agencyYesYesNoNo
Non-profit organization (state funding)YesYesYesNo
Non-profit organization (no state-funding)YesYesNoYes
For-profit organizationYesYesNoYes

 

Government: A link that satisfies the threshold criteria AND links to a resource available on a government website shall be approved. 

Quasi-public agency: A link that satisfies the threshold criteria AND links to a resource available on a quasi-public agency website AND satisfies one or more of the evaluative criteria may be approved.

Non-profit organization that receives state funding: A link that satisfies the threshold criteria AND links to a resource available on the website of a non-profit organization that receives state funds AND satisfies the required criteria for non-profit organizations that receive state funding AND one or more of the evaluative criteria may be approved.

Non-profit organization that does not receive state funding: A link that satisfies the threshold criteria AND links to a resource available on the website of a non-profit organization that does not receive state funds AND satisfies all of the required criteria AND satisfies one or more of the evaluative criteria may be approved.

For-profit organization: A link that satisfies the threshold criteria AND links to a resource available on the website of a for-profit organization that does not receive state funds AND satisfies all of the required criteria AND one or more of the following evaluative criteria may be approved.

 

* Satisfaction of all required, any evaluative criteria, and the vetting process does not guarantee that the requested link will be posted. MOBD has final discretionary authority and reserves the right to make determinations on a case-by-case basis.

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