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Small Business Support

Small businesses are the bedrock of our local economy. Our small business program is designed to support early-stage small and micro businesses, providing them with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed. We offer one-on-one technical assistance, as well as educational groups that help businesses think about the fundamentals of business modeling, financing, marketing, legal compliance, and banking.

Let's get started!

Click here to register for our 4-week Marketing 101 course, starting June 6, 2023!

Looking for a specific service?

Please click here to request an appointment for your small business, sole proprietorship, or nonprofit organization.

Our free assistance includes:

  • Business counseling, e.g., discussing new business models, new customer segments, marketing strategies and more
  • Assistance with applying for federal financial relief programs, e.g., PPP and EIDL, as well as state and local programs
  • Assistance with applying for small business loans from banks and other financial institutions
  • Assistance with filing business taxes for sole proprietorships and single-member Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)
  • Reviewing commercial leases
  • Reviewing insurance policies
  • Assistance with business entity creation, e.g., C-Corporations, S-Corporations, LLCs, etc.
  • Updating occupational licenses or special permits
  • Filing annual reports
  • Promoting select small business clients on our social media
  • Referring to other assistance providers as needed
  • Helping interested businesses convert into cooperatives (worker-owned enterprises) through our Worker-Owned Business Program