The State Organization Index provides an alphabetical listing of government organizations, including commissions, departments, and bureaus.
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Planning for every aspect of your business and having expert resources available is key to success. This guide will show you the steps to follow and the resources at your disposal.
Is the timing right for starting your business? Complete our simple, five-minute questionnaire to find out if you're on the right track. -From the Small Business Development Center (MSBDC)
Every great business begins with a plan. And while that plan will evolve over time, this initial document will serve as your guide over the next 3-5 years. Click to view a collection of short articles on creating your own business plan. -From the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA)
Starting a business can be tough, especially if it's your first time. Let us help you and your business succeed through training, counseling, and other assistance - all geared towards business owners.
Whether you're new to Massachusetts or simply researching new locations and opportunities for your business, this section will help you gather the data and statistics you need.
Here you'll find resources and information on a wide range of funding and financing options available to Massachusetts businesses.
Sole proprietor? Corporation? LLC? One of your first business decisions is deciding how to structure your company. Go here for a clear explanation of your options.
A "Doing-Business-As" Certificate (DBA) is a quick and simple way to set up your business through your town or city clerk's office. Click here to see if it's right for you and for simple instructions on how to file.
Corporations, LLCs and other business entities need to register with the Secretary of the Commonwealth before beginning business in Massachusetts. Annual updates are usually required as well. Click here to begin and/or update your filings.
Prior to registering your business with the state, you'll need an "Employer Identification Number," issued by the IRS. Obtaining one is free, and can be applied for easily online.
Understanding and managing taxes is an important part of running a successful business. In this section you'll find all you need to know on this vital topic.
Successful businesses stay current and complete through federal, state and local rules and regulations. Use this section to make sure you're up to speed and up to date.
Here you'll find information and resources related to the hiring, training and managing of employees in your business.