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12 Free Resources to Start a Business in Massachusetts

Free Resources to Start a Business

Starting a new business is one of the most exciting things you can do.

The potential, the newness, the idea of bringing your business idea to life and owning your future.

At the end of the day, it is extremely difficult. No matter how bad you ‘want’ it, hard work is absolutely required. That said, build your dream business by taking advantage of these 12 free resources to start a business in Massachusetts.


1) How to Start a Business in Massachusetts

In this step-by-step guide you will be be walked through the entire process of starting a business in Massachusetts. From writing a business plan to finding the perfect location, it’s everything you need to start a business and own your future.

2) Massachusetts Business Taxes

Taxes can be intimidating, but they don’t have to be. In this guide we’ll walk through the basics of finding and adhering to your Massachusetts business tax obligations. After that, I’ll introduce you to 3 tools for keeping your finances under control.

3) Finding the Right Massachusetts Registered Agent

It’s highly likely that you’ll need a Registered Agent in Massachusetts to be compliant as a business owner. In this guide we’ll talk about the requirements you will need to keep in mind and who is able to fulfill this role.

4) Massachusetts Business Licenses

No matter what industry you are in there will be certain Massachusetts business licensing and regulations you will need to adhere to. To help you find out what regulations you will need to take care of, visit our Business License and Regulations guide.

5) Forming a Massachusetts LLC

The most common business structure is also one of the easiest to set up. In this guide I will walk you through the 5 requirements you need to do to form an LLC in Massachusetts and the additional things you will need to consider.

6) Filing a Massachusetts DBA

A DBA (Doing Business As) is something you will need to file if you want to operate under a business name other than your own. It’s surprisingly simple to form a Massachusetts DBA and I’ll show you how to get started in this guide.

7) How to file a Non-Profit in Massachusetts

If you’re wanting to learn how to file a Non-Profit in Massachusetts, good for you! The process for doing so is broken down in this step-by-step guide and you can get started today.

8) How to file a Corporation in Massachusetts

The process of forming a corporation in Massachusetts is broken down into 6 simple steps. After that I’ll introduce you to the 5 additional requirements and 5 resources to kickstart your Massachusetts corporation.

9) How to Incorporate in Massachusetts

Incorporating in Massachusetts can be broken down into a few simple steps. Just follow the steps I have outlined in this guide and you will be up and running in no time.

10) Massachusetts Startup Assistance Resources

There are some excellent resources available to you for starting a Massachusetts small business. Make sure you take advantage of them!

11) How to Finance a Business in Massachusetts

There are also a number of resources available to you for financing a business in Massachusetts. Get started on with the 5 resources I recommend you look into and how to take the first step.

12) How to Get an EIN Number in Massachusetts

Getting a Massachusetts EIN is a simple 2 step process. I’ll talk about what an EIN is and how you can get one for your business.

About Liesha Petrovich

Liesha is a small business owner of 20 years, host of Startup Savant, the owner of a karate dojo in Maine, and creator of Work Mobly. During free time she's with her family and working on a Doctorate in Entrepreneurship.