Small Business Services

Small Business Services2019-06-17T10:55:29-04:00
Loading...

Are you a small business owner or aspiring entrepreneur?

We offer free services in Spanish and English and have a track record of success. 

EN ESPAÑOL

How may we help you?

  • Create a business plan

  • Apply for financing

  • Get legal or tax assistance

  • Reach more customers

  • Expand your business

Top five questions

There are three steps to accessing JPNDC’s small business services:

  1. Complete our initial assessment form.
  2. Complete a business basics course.*
  3. Following the course, sign up for 1:1 coaching to complete your plans, applications, etc.

*Course topics and schedules vary. View our calendar to see upcoming classes.

Below are our eligibility requirements.

  1. Your business operates or will operate in the city of Boston.
  2. You have fewer than 20 employees and your business’ average annual revenue is below $500,000 (for contractors, below $800,000).
  3. Your income falls within HUD guidelines for Low-Income Households (up to 80% Area Median Income)
  4. You’re committed to working hard with us to improve your business.

We work with people who are thinking of starting a business, new start-ups and those who have been in business a long time.

Workshops, coaching and crisis support are offered free of charge. Occasionally, there is a fee for more detailed technical support such as completing a multi-year business plan. However, all fees are sliding scale, meaning you pay only what you can afford.

Our team tries to be available if your business has a crisis. We can provide support to help you resolve legal, tax, landlord or financing issues. Submit this form if you have an urgent need.

That’s the toughest question of all! A lot of things determine if a small business succeeds. Some of those are in your control and some are not. We can’t guarantee success, but we can promise you this: If you’re committed to your goals and you work with us to gain basic business tools, your chance for success will greatly improve.

Apply

WATCH OUR NEW VIDEO!

UPCOMING CLASSES

May 14, 21 & 28: Accounting for Small Business/Contabilidad para Pequeños Negocios

June 11, 18 & 25: Marketing for Small Business/Mercadotecnia para Pequeños Negocios

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

Special Services and Initiatives

SMALL CONTRACTORS

We’re helping construction firms owned by women and people of color to benefit from Boston’s building boom.
Learn more

JPNDC MICROLOAN FUND

If you’re a client, we can help you meet immediate needs while you build credit.
Learn more

URGENT NEEDS

Complete this form if you’re facing a crisis related to financing, legal, landlord, or tax issues. We’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

MEET OUR EXPERTS

Carlos Espinoza-Toro
Small Business Services Director

Marie Michl
Small Business Services Associate

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

Let’s get started!

WHICH ARE YOU?

Ready to apply
Have an urgent need
Still have questions

Our Partners