Introduction to Contracts for Small Business Owners Webinar 11/15


On Wednesday, November 15, 2023 the Boston Local Development Corporation (BLDC) and the Transactional Law Clinics (TLC) of Harvard Law School presented ‘Introduction To Contracts For Small Business Owners’.

Are you a small business owner looking to gain a better understanding of contracts? Whether you’re just starting out or seeking to refine your knowledge, our “Intro to Contracts for Small Business Owners” presentation is for you. Understanding how contracts work is crucial for safeguarding your interests and promoting growth. Whether you’re entering into agreements with clients, suppliers, or employees, having a strong grasp of contract essentials can help you avoid costly mistakes and legal troubles. This event is designed to demystify contract basics, making contracts accessible and comprehensible for small business owners like you. The presentation will cover key topics, including contract formation and modification, common contract terms, breach of contract, and best practices for making contracts. Join us for an informative and engaging presentation that will empower you to make informed decisions for your business..



Introduction To Contracts For Small Business Owners Presentation

Hook+Line: A Rising Star in Boston's Dining Scene Supported by BLDC


Boston Local Development Corporation proudly recounts our involvement with Hook + Line, a vibrant and thriving new restaurant venture. Our organization played a pivotal role by providing essential financial support in the form of a $150,000 loan.  The loan was instrumental in bringing this new restaurant to life. Hook + Line recently was named one of the top ten new restaurants in Boston to eat this fall in the Boston Globe.

At the helm of Hook + Line is the seasoned restaurant owner, Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli. Tom is no stranger to the support of the Boston Local Development Corporation. Tom’s first restaurant, Alcove, is a shining example of the positive impact that BLDC's support can have on the local community. Not only did it enrich Boston's food landscape, but it also played a crucial role in creating employment opportunities. Alcove's presence, a remarkable 160 jobs were generated in the city. What's even more commendable is that nearly 98 of these positions were occupied by individuals from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities, contributing to the city's diversity and inclusivity.

Stay on the lookout for Hook + Line and its sister establishment, H + L Market, a newly opened fresh fish market.

Interested in or know a small business that could use the help of the Boston Local Development Corporation? Check out the process on our website.

Boston Local Development Corporation Fuels Lazy Bear Creamery's Growth and Community Impact

The Boston Local Development Corporation (BLDC) recently awarded a $100,000 loan to Lazy Bear Creamery, a family-owned and community-loved ice cream parlor. Located at 383 Neponset Ave, Dorchester, Lazy Bear Creamery has been serving up homemade ice cream, including a wide range of flavors, some even dairy-free. This investment not only supports a small, local business but also contributes to the overall growth of the neighborhood.

The Boston Local Development Corporation (BLDC) understands the importance of nurturing and supporting local businesses, and their decision to award Lazy Bear Creamery a $100,000 loan reflects this commitment. By providing funding to local businesses like Lazy Bear Creamery, the BLDC not only stimulates economic growth but also helps to preserve the unique character of Boston neighborhoods.


Local businesses are the lifeblood of any community, and their success contributes to the creation of jobs, the promotion of local talent, and the enhancement of the overall quality of life for residents.

Interested in or know a small business that could use the help of the Boston Local Development Corporation? Check out the process on our website.