Massachusetts Business

This is a collection of resources that pertain to Massachusetts business stats and offices as well as general small business.

Massachusetts Business

Massachusetts Institute for Social and Economic Research Miser

Mass Stats

Mass State: Commonwealth Communities

U.S. Census Bureau State & County QuickFacts

Boston Globe Online – Business Rankings

Massachusetts Biotechnology Industry Directory

Massachusetts Corporations Division

Massachusetts Corporate Reputation Survey

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Text by link. The business filings database is searchable by the name of the entity or of a director or officer or by indentification or filing number. The search results disclose information about the entity (including stock information, directors’ names and addresses, date of organization, and fiscal year end) and allow online ordering of nearly 40 types of certificates pertaining to a selected business.

M A E D: Massachusetts Alliance for Ecomomic Development

Small Business Administration – Boston

New England Information Office Home Page – U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

Small Business

Bloomberg Businessweek: Small Business

Tips, advice, and encouragement to small business owners in articles.

Maintained by Entrepreneur Magazine to support new business ideas and growing companies, it contains articles from the publication and resources for business developers.

Edward Lowe Peerspectives

A “quick search” area for finance, human resources, leadership and management, legal issues, marketing, operations and technology.

Entrepreneur’s Reference Guide to Small Business Information

From the Library of Congress – Introduction, Getting Started, Raising Capital, Managing Your Business, Human Resources, Marketing, Doing Business with Government, International Opportunities, Research and Information Gathering, Looking At the Numbers, Handbooks and Guides, Information about Companies, Indexes, Databases, Other Information Sources, Keeping Current etc.

Entreworld Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Wide range of subjects divided into three categories: Starting your Business, Growing your Business and Supporting Entrepreneurship.

Provides 300 family business articles covering such topics as Inter-Generational Issues, Sibling Rivalry, Strategic Planning and Non-Family Managers/Employees.

Idea Cafe: The Small Business Channel

Resources, ideas, practical advice, business news, and humor

Insure U for Small Business

From National Association of Insurance Commissioners – includes information on the following subjects: workers’ compensation, business property & liability, commerical auto, group health & disability, group life & Key Person life, and home-based businesses.

Online Women’s Business Center

Training web site for entrepreneurial women dedicated to the development of professional and personal skills. Content sections are marketing, finance, management, technology and procurement

Patent Cafe

Patents and trademarks, resources for invention and innovation, manufacturers and suppliers, U.S. Government Offices, international inventors.

The Riley Guide: Steps in Starting Your Own Business

Links on funding, legal concerns, getting started, and getting help.


Community space, articles, podcasts, online seminars and other information on all things small business.

U.S. Small Business Administration

Official starting point for resources and programs offered by the SBA….Starting Your Business, Financing Your Business, and, Expanding Your Business. Includes links to startup questions (FAQs), informative articles, a startup kit, and locations of Small Business Development Centers throughout the U.S. The primary destination for seeking financing. BusinessLINC (“Learning, Information, Networking, Collaboration”) site contains business plans and a mentors network.

U.S. Business Administration

Starting your business, hiring employees, legal and tax considerations, and other information. Provides a section for minority- and women-owned small businesspeople.