Useful Links for Business

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Business Development

Looking to start a new business? You came to the right place.
The Town has access to several resources that can help you start your business from scratch.
Check out the links below:

Step-by-Step, Forming Your Business
The Commonwealth has step-by-step instructions that help with forming your new business.
These range from learning how to write a business plan to finding out which licenses your business would need. 

Funding Sources
Need funding for your business? There are several loans, grants, and opportunities geared towards funding local businesses.
Check out the Massachusetts funding sources page to find out more.

Certify as a Minority or Woman-Owned Business
The Commonwealth makes it free to get certified as a minority or Woman-Owned Business.
Applying for diversity certification as a Massachusetts based business also includes veteran certified business status.

Looking for resources and services for your business?
The Massachusetts Business Portal can provide all the help that you need.

Doing Business in Ware

Ware is a business friendly Town while providing assistance and resources to local businesses. 
Check out the links below to see what resources are at your disposal:

File Business Taxes
Learn how to register your business with MassTaxConnect (DOR's web-based application for filing and paying taxes).
You can also learn how to apply for an Employee Identification Number (EIN), request a certificate of good standing, or find out about the latest business tax credits.

Register Your Business
Need to register your business with the Commonwealth? 
Click the link above to New Business Certificate Request Form.

Ware Planning & Community Development Dept.
The Ware Planning and Community Development Department can provide you with a great deal of help. 
Whether it's learning about permitting, zoning, or registering your business. 
The Ware Planning and Community Development Department is here to help!

Zoning Board of Appeals
The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is the governing authority that deals with issues of zoning.
They meet on a rolling basis depending on when zoning appeals are filed with the Town Clerk.