Small Business Assistance

North Shore CDC’s Small Business Assistance Program provides free one-on-one consulting and technical assistance services, with a focus on immigrant-, women- and minority-owned businesses. We offer technical assistance on marketing, financial analysis, customer analysis, digitization, funding resources, time management, and much more. These services also include industry-specific workshops, trainings, and focus groups.

For more information contact Nina Lissarrague, Small Business Coordinator, at nina@northshorecdc.org or 978-209-6883.

A special thanks to our funders: Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation, Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, the City of Salem, Wells Fargo, and M&T Bank.

WHAT WE OFFER

ONE-ON-ONE COACHING

The Small Business team provides one-on-one coaching to entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start-ups and caters our support to your business on branding/marketing, financial management, applying for government assistance, and related topics.

Click the button below to book an appointment!

THE INCUBATOR SPACE

The Incubator, located at 104 Lafayette Street in Salem and in close proximity to North Shore CDC offices, was created to help e-commerce businesses and start-ups to test out a physical retail space by providing a free, 6 month lease. Through this partnership, small businesses receive support from the entire small business team on marketing, product placement, financial management, technology, and more.

  • deadline to apply was May 31st
  • interviews in June
  • winner announced in July
  • the winner will be in the store from October 2024 through March 2025

CORPORATE TRANSPARENCY ACT WORKSHOP

Is your business entity an LLC or corporation? If so, you likely must file a Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) report with FinCEN! 

Join us to understand your new FinCEN reporting requirements under the CTA, and to receive free hands-on help from business lawyers in filing your business’s BOI report. Make sure your business stays compliant!

Tuesday, June 25th from 6:00PM to 7:30PM at Espacio, 105 Congress Street.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2023 FUNDERS!

Mass Growth Capital Corporation | Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Economic Development
Wells Fargo | The City of Salem CDBG | The City of Peabody CDBG
Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation | M&T Bank