ICIC

Founded by Michael Porter, we’re the authority on inner city economic development, with a commitment to scaling small businesses.

About

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) is a nonprofit strategy and research organization based in Boston, MA, and the leading authority on U.S. inner city economies and business development. Founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, ICIC supports public and private sector decision makers with analysis and programs that lead to urban investment, jobs and growth.

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Market Plan Development

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Angel Investment
  • Bonding
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Crowdfunding
  • Debt Funding
  • Equity Funding
  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Loans
  • Matching Funds
  • Microloans
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Revenue Based Financing (i.e. factoring)
  • Tax Credits
  • Technology Grants
  • Trade Show Financial Assistance
  • Venture Capital

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Emotional Well-being Support
  • Employee Development
  • Equity and Inclusion Training/Practice/Support
  • Hiring and Firing
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting
  • Retention
  • Retirement/Pension/Investment Services
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Workforce Training

Import and Export Assistance

  • Certification and Licensing
  • Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Locating Foreign Distributors
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Branding/Rebranding
  • Competitive Analysis
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Social Media Marketing

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Accounting
  • Board Development
  • Funds Development
  • Human Resources
  • Organizational Audits
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • City Business Issues
  • Hispanic Business
  • LGBTQIA Business Issues
  • Native-American Business
  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues
  • Women’s Business Issues

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Training

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Human Resources Training
  • International Trade Education and Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
Primary Contact
Derek Sexton
Address
56 Warren St
Suite 300
Roxbury, MA 02109