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Connect with your neighborhood business manager

We can provide answers about permitting and licensing, developing a business plan, selecting a location, or other critical business-related matters. Our experts will respond to your inquiry quickly and confidentially.

Connect with neighborhood business manager

Common questions

Why do I need to fill out a questionnaire?

The information in this form provides us with the information to best help you and answer your questions.


Yes. This form starts the process and is designed to track the progress of your request. After your initial request, someone from our office will follow-up with you to speak over the phone or to meet in person.

What kinds of questions can I ask? What are typical subject areas?

From navigating relevant city agencies to providing insight on current Boston business trends, we can answer a wide range of questions.

Do I have to own a business to ask a question?

No. Whether you have owned a business for years, are a new entrepreneur, or are considering starting a business, we are here to help.

is my information kept confidential?

Absolutely. Your contact information and questions are kept confidential.

Who are these experts? What are the qualifications?

The experts are employees of the Office of Economic Development, and are critical resources for anyone looking to start or expand a business. If additional support is required, our office will direct you to the appropriate people and departments.

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