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TAXES (Property, Income, Sales, Use, Excise, Meals)

– City of Worcester Real Estate Taxes
– City of Worcester Personal Property Taxes
Registering your Business with MassDOR
– Massachusetts Business Income Tax
– Massachusetts Guide to Sales Tax & Use Tax
– Massachusetts Meals Tax
– Massachusetts Corporate Excise Tax
Massachusetts DOR Workshops
Getting your “Tax ID” (FEIN) from IRS
– IRS Self-Employed & Small Business Taxes
– IRS Tax Information for Corporations


EMPLOYER RESPONSIBILITIES

– Massachusetts Employer Responsibilities
– Massachusetts Employer Tax Obligations (DOR)
– Massachusetts Employer’s Guide to the Workers’ Compensation System
– Massachusetts Guide to Withholding Taxes on Wages
– Massachusetts Mandatory Earned Sick Time for Employees
– Internal Revenue System, Understanding Your Employer Identification Number
– IRS Employment Tax
– Other Employee Relations (Society for Human Resource Management)


MARKETING

Creating an effective strategic marketing plan is essential for both customer acquisition and retention.
– SCORE Small Business Marketing Plan
SBDC Marketing Plan Outline
SBA Marketing Portal

Do you want to get the word out about your business?
Consider applying to be on the Exposure with Mosher TV show spotlighting entrepreneurs, innovators and good news on WCCATV.


BIOTECHNOLOGY RESOURCES

Worcester is BioReady®!
Mass Biomedical Initiatives (MBI) – Resources and Incubation
UMass Medicine Science Park
Mass Life Sciences Center

OTHER TECHNOLOGY & MANUFACTURING RESOURCES

Institute for Energy & Sustainability
Mass Tech Collaborative
Mass Tech Leadership Council (MassTLC)
Mass High Tech Council
MassVentures
Mass DiGi
Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP)
MassDevelopment Manufacturing Programs
Associated Industries of Massachusetts


FOR HEALTH RELATED BUSINESSES

Licensing, Certification, Registration (Mass. Office of Health & Human Services)
Home Health Agency Manual
Home Health Agency Certification
Information for MassHealth Providers
MassHealth Provider Regulations


FOR GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING

Government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world. Check out these resources for contracting opportunities at all levels of government:

System for Award Management – Federal Government Vendor Registration
Minority Business Development Agency – Federal Certifications (minorities, women, veterans, etc.)
– SBA HubZone Program
COMMBUYS – Commonwealth of MA Vendor Registration & Bid Search
Supplier Diversity Office – Commonwealth of MA certifications and advocacy
City of Worcester Purchasing Division – Info on local contracts and bid opportunities
Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) – Free help with government contracting


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