video: NEW: Patrick Announces Online Aid for Business Owners
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
The website focuses on nine categories, including: starting a business, regulations, license and permits, counseling and assistance, funding and financing, hiring and managing employees, taxes, doing business with the government, why Massachusetts and small business guides.
The site also links to some of the most-used tools by small businesses, including quarterly wage records filings, professional license searches, tax webfile services, and corporate records and filings.
"Supporting our local businesses is the key to helping grow our economy and create good paying jobs," said Governor Deval Patrick in a video announcing the portal.
Mass.gov/business brings together information from across state government to one central location, ranging from details on how to start a business and secure necessary licenses or permits, to how to handle tax rules and employer regulations and resources.
"That is why my Administration has taken unprecedented steps of cutting thousands of outdated and unnecessary regulations, lowering the state’s corporate tax rate, tackling the state’s rising health care costs head on, and making more affordable housing available for young people and families," he said.
“Across state government we have impactful programs and valuable information available to small businesses, but until now it was not always easy for business owners to find the information they need,” said Greg Bialecki, the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development. “This centralized portal will allow business owners to find what they need and get back to what they do best, building strong, vibrant companies that succeed.”
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