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

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

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

Financial Resources and Assistance

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

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

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

Management Issues

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

Marketing and Sales

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

Mentoring

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

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

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

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
Phone
(857) 529-8010