Helpful Programs for Boston Small Business Owners

City of BostonAre you in a dilemma feeling like the ugly storefront is hurting your business but the cost of improvement it will also hurt you? The Office of Business Development (OBD) can help.

It provides a storefront improvement program called ReStore Boston, which offers neighborhood small business and property owners with funding and free professional architecture design service. Small business or property owners can apply for a matching grant up to $7,500 per storefront if they meet the eligibility criteria. There is another non-matching grant of $2,000 for signage improvements also. This program not only helps improve the overall neighborhood environment, but also makes the business more attractive and helps property owners to rent their vacant properties faster.

If you are thinking about opening a sit-down, family style restaurant, feel free to ask The Office of Business Development for help.

Their Neighborhood Restaurant Initiative program helps local business owners for restaurant creation and expansion projects! With a guarantee of reasonable cost, Neighborhood Restaurant Initiative can assist restaurant owners with business and marketing plans, design, licensing and up to $100,000 financing support.

Is your utility bill too big, isn’t it? How wonderful it could be if you can get a discount utility rate though Groupon or LiveSocal!

Unfortunately it is not going to happen in the near future. But don’t be disappointed, the Boston Buying Power program may help you spend less without switching your current utility service supplier. The Department of Neighborhood Development could negotiate a lower rate on behalf of the participated businesses as a buying group. Buying in bulk for a good price – that’s how this program works.


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