Small and Local Business Enterprise (SLBE)

The City of Boston Small and Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) Office creates economic opportunities by certifying the availability of small business enterprises, small Boston-based businesses enterprises, and also minority-owned and woman-owned business enterprises, to City development and advocating on behalf of these businesses to help them compete successfully for City contracts, as well as in the Boston area’s economy as a whole.

They have two teams to help reach this goal:

  • The Business Strategy team aids companies and entrepreneurs across industries in Boston. They can help you expand, move, or keep and grow your business in Boston.
  • The Small Business Development team is Boston’s front door for small businesses. They have permitting and licensing resources, as well as technical help. They also offer certification for local, women, minority and veteran owned businesses.