What Every Successful Business Needs to Do

Whether your business is a startup, a growing mid-size company or a Main Street “mom-and-pop” store, we welcome you to get started with Peabody business today. Below are the steps to get you started, and we look forward to this opportunity to meet with you in person to learn more about your company. Thank you for doing business in Peabody!

Research Your Business Idea

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 or SCORE or other Business & Professional Service companies listed in the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce Directory.

 

Secure Financing

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.

 

Pick a Business Name

To make sure your business name is properly registered and protected and web-ready, contact the US Small Business Administration for information.

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.

 

Find a Business Location

Check with local commercial real estate agents, including those listed in the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce Directory under Real Estate, regarding available properties for lease or sale, or check out loopnet.comSullivanteam.com or CombinedProperties.com.

 

 

Get the Necessary Permits and Licenses to Open Up Your New Location

Meet with a building inspector at City Hall regarding zoning requirements, licenses and permits.

 

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.

 

Enlist Financial Services

Check with local businesses, including those listed in the Peabody Chamber of Commerce Directory, for local business accounting, bookkeeping and tax services.

 

Find Staffing

Contact the North Shore Workforce Investment Board for help finding workers.

Business Liaison

24 Lowell St, Peabody, MA 01960

978-532-3000

City Hall

978-538-5775

Office of Business Liaison