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Opening to help small business jobs in Boston

Posted on May 31, 2018

The opening of a new center will help boost small business jobs in Boston.

The Small Business Center will launch its third workshop series on Monday, May 14th in Roxbury’s Dudley Square at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building at 2300 Washington Street, Roxbury. Following two successful installments in Mattapan and East Boston, the Roxbury Small Business Center will offer six free workshops focused on small business growth through contracting opportunities, financial and legal resources, and networking opportunities for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and small business support organizations.

“We saw great attendance and interest in our first two Small Business Centers in Mattapan and East Boston, and I look forward to continue building opportunities for small businesses in Roxbury and neighborhoods throughout the City of Boston,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “As a historic, commercial hub of Boston, Dudley Square is the perfect location to build on our outreach to neighborhood entrepreneurs and small business owners as we seek to offer support and streamlined assistance to small businesses, local hiring, and vibrant commercial districts.”

In partnership with Boston Main Streets and local business support organizations and experts retained through the on-site business assistance program, the Small Business Centers in Mattapan and East Boston hosted close to 400 small business owners and entrepreneurs throughout 17 different workshops that covered important topics including financial literacy, legal and leasing guidance, and workshops for immigrant entrepreneurs.

“Supporting Boston’s small businesses that add character and heart to our neighborhoods, employ our residents, and contribute immensely to our thriving economy is a top priority for Mayor Walsh and our economic development strategy for Boston,” said John Barros, Chief of Economic Development. “By breaking down barriers, increasing access, and opening doors to opportunities, expertise, and networks, small businesses and entrepreneurs now have more resources to achieve their individual goals and be successful. I am eager to build on the success we have seen in Mattapan and East Boston, and look forward to working with all of the partners to assist small business in Roxbury and every neighborhood in the City of Boston.”