Grant guidance from the City of Boston Small Business Services

For more information on these services, visit HERE.

Let’s Talk About Grants

Each grant requires different information

  • City of Boston Business Certificate (Updated)
  • Have the UEI number (Unique Entity Identifier)
  • Valid Vendor ID
  • 2022 tax returns
  • Bank statement of the last 3 months
  • Explanation of use of funds
  • Provide a profit and loss statement for the last Fiscal or Calendar year

Possible conditions

  • Have twenty-five or fewer employees
  • Have been established before March 2020
  • Have a business location in the City of Boston
  • Be established for ten years

Formalization of Your Business

There are two places where you can register your business, with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the City of Boston:

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts – $500 a year LLC (Limited Liability Company) sole proprietorship S corporation
  • City of Boston – $65 for a 4-year certificate Business certificate / Certificate of good standing

Link for the State: | Link for the City:

Technical Assistance

The Small Business Unit has a wide range of experts to help you start and grow your business. Our business advisors are here to be your partners. They will approach you on a flexible schedule and collaborate with you to help you achieve your business goals.

  • Growth Planning
  • Customer acquisition and retention
  • Marketing and brand creation
  • Customer experience
  • Finance management
  • Legal and leasing advice

For questions about technical assistance from the City:

Emily Patrick, Senior Neighborhood Business Manager | 617-635-0252

For general assistance:

Ron Elie, Neighborhood Business Manager | 617-635-0343