What Every Successful Business Needs to Do
Research Your Business Idea
Is this the right time to start your business? Check out this informational questionnaire from the Small Business Development Center. Speak with the Community Development Department at Peabody City Hall about your idea to see how it would fit into Peabody. Contact the Business Liaison at 978-538-5775.
Develop a Business Plan
Contact the Small Business Development Center at Salem State University, SCORE, U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) or other Business & Professional Service companies listed in the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce Directory.
Contact local banks and credit unions, including those listed in the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce Directory under Banking, Financing and Insurance, along with the Small Business Administration for business loans. You can also contact the Community Development Department at City Hall for various local loans including Community Development Authority Business Loans.
Register Your Business
Prior to registering your business, you will need an Employer Identification Number (EIN) issued by the IRS. To register your business, contact the Building Inspectors Office at Peabody City Hall for the proper paperwork, and once processed, bring it to the City Clerk’s Office at Peabody City Hall to receive your Business Certificate.
Market Your Business
Contact local businesses, including those listed in the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce Directory under Advertising and Media, for assistance with logo design, advertising & promotion, website design, signs, window dressing, etc.