Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce

The Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce is a small, lean non-profit powered by hundreds of brilliant LGBT-owned businesses and the Commonwealth’s largest, most innovative, and profitable corporations. We have one goal: cultivate inclusive relationships to drive economic impact.

About

The Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce was formed to serve as an innovative hub space
for the creation of connection and increased financial opportunity for LGBTQ+ business owners in
our Commonwealth. We provide education, venues for effective and fruitful networking, and
programs to raise the profile of all LGBT-owned businesses across Massachusetts. In 2020, we
recommitted ourselves to our mission of leading boldly when COVID-19 shut down nearly all of
our member businesses. We moved quickly and steadfastly to create the necessary supports for
our businesses to survive closings and reemerge stronger than ever.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Forming a Business
  • Diversification
  • Feasibility Studies

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business
  • Tax Services
  • Valuation

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events
  • Virtual Town Halls/Community Forums
  • Startup Drinks
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Community Visioning/Arts
  • Community Outreach

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Microloans
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Grant Funding
  • Government Funding

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Emotional Well-being Support
  • Employee Development
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting
  • Retention
  • Workforce Training
  • Equity and Inclusion Training/Practice/Support

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting/Retainment Assistance

Marketing and Sales

  • Market Research
  • Branding/Rebranding
  • Market Plan Development and Training

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Formal Mentoring Programs

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Funds Development
  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • LGBTQIA Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy

Regulatory Compliance

  • Certification
  • Government Requirements

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Bid Matching and Preparation
  • Obtaining Certification

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling

Training

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Human Resources Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Grace Moreno
Address
50 Milk Street
Boston, MA 02109