Business Resources

The one-stop guide to getting all the information you need to know about starting a business in Haverhill. It’s important to understand guidelines and knowing about the programs you may be eligible for when starting a small business.

Haverhill Business Portal

Has information on starting a business, available properties, support programs, and mentoring opportunities. The portal highlights the city’s community, its affordable real estate, shows success stories from local businesses and provides updates on news and events.

Massachusetts Government Business License Resource 

The official resource for obtaining information on all the different business licenses and permits required in Massachusetts. It provides comprehensive guidance on the types of licenses available, application processes, and regulatory requirements. The site links to relevant state departments and offers resources for checking license statuses and accessing related business regulations.

Massachusetts Growth of Capital Corporation’s Small Business Resource 

A list of resources to support small business owners in Massachusetts. It has information on state and federal programs, funding opportunities, workforce training, compliance guidance, and resources for women, veteran, and minority-owned businesses. It provides contact details for organizations that assist with business development, financial resources, legal assistance.

Massachusetts Government Starting a Business Guide 

A guide on the steps required to start a business in the state. It covers essential actions such as choosing a business structure, registering with the Secretary of the Commonwealth, obtaining a business certificate, acquiring an Employer Identification Number, and registering with MassTaxConnect for tax purposes.

UMass Amherst’s Small Business Development Center

provides no-cost, confidential business advising and technical assistance to small businesses in the state. They also help with startup assistance, business plan development, financial planning, marketing strategies, cash flow analysis. The MSBDC also conducts low-cost training programs and workshops as well.

Application for Business Certificate 

Q&A on the commonly asked questions about fees, who need to obtain one, and how to obtain the business certificate.