Small businesses are the backbone of our economy-they create resilient economies; do better at retaining employees; and invest at higher percentages back into the community. Therefore, supporting these businesses are vital to the health of our community!
The Open to Business program is a free program for current and prospective businesses, and it is open to any business or resident of Watertown. The experienced consultants of the Open to Business program help entrepreneurs access both technical assistance and financing to start their own business or grow an existing business.
Open to Business is a one-on-one, confidential program helping entrepreneurs and small business through a variety services including:
Access to Capital
Acquisition financing for real estate
Gap financing for real estate
Loans for new and emerging businesses
Loans for second stage and growing businesses
Advising and Technical Assistance
Business and strategic planning
Marketing and communications planning
Regulatory, tax, licensing and accounting training