Your Local Resources for Starting a Small Business

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About this Event

Learn the essentials of starting a business from representatives of the Better Business Bureau and the Office of Consumer Affairs.


Interested in starting a small business? This workshop covers all the do's and don'ts of business development and compliance for the city of Boston. Come meet representatives from the Better Business Bureau and the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation as they share their unique insight into running a small business.

Better Business Bureau is a nonprofit public service organization with a mission to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. BBB encourages and supports best practices by engaging with, and educating, consumers and businesses. Hear more about Better Business Bureau's vision, and how consumers can best utilize all of BBB's free services to help make educated and informed decisions. They can also answer any questions regarding BBB Accreditation, Standards of Trust, Business and Consumer Tips, and any of our free Programs & Services.

The core mission of the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR) is to inform, protect and advocate for consumers and assure fair and sound regulation of businesses and professionals. In advancing its mission, OCABR continually works to strike a balance between the needs of consumers and the needs of businesses and professionals. They achieve their mission through consumer education, policy coordination, and centralized delivery of administrative services for all of their agencies.


About the Facilitator

Amy Schram has been with BBB since 2011 and serves as Manager of Community Relations. Her focus is to foster the business to consumer relationship and educate the public at large on all BBB programs and services. She delivers close to 200 programs each year, speaking to thousands of business and community members throughout Eastern Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

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When & Where

Staples Brighton

1660 Soldiers Field Road Boston, MA 02135, Boston, US




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