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We are committed to supporting business owners in our neighborhood to find tools to grow.
Looking to open a new business in Fields Corner? Or upgrading your brand, storefront, and/or signage? Fields Corner Main Street can help connect you with resources.
Any business within the boundaries of one of Boston's 20 Main Street districts is eligible to get free design assistance and, in some cases, grant funding for storefront and signs. The ReStore Boston Program helps neighborhood business and property owners with storefront improvements and signage. Restore Boston provides matching grants (up to $7,500 per storefront) to assist neighborhood business storefront renovation projects. A separate signage program can provide $2,000 grants on a non-matching basis for improving signs. In addition to funding, ReStore Boston provides professional architectural design services at no cost to the business to ensure improvements are well planned and of the highest quality.
Please note, the city’s design guidelines still need to be followed even if a business and/or property owner chooses not to apply for the city’s grant funding.
SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES
Design assistance for new signage, awnings and storefront improvements
as well as financial assistance through ReStore Boston.
Marketing, legal, financial and other business assistance one-on-one or
through educational seminars, workshops, trainings or networking breakfasts.
Assistance with permitting, licensing or other concerns.
Promotion of your business to local residents and visitors through our
website, newsletters and social media posts
Increased security in Fields Corner through FCMS' efforts to work
with police to coordinate a Business Watch Initiative
Clean streets through Fields Corners' “Don’t Spot the Dot” anti-litter program
Coordination and promotion of ribbon-cutting ceremonies for storefront
improvements projects and new businesses
Coordination of efforts with the city of Boston on traffic and
streetscape improvements on Dot Avenue
Highlight your business at the Fields Corner at local events including the holiday tree lighting ceremony as well as Dorchester Day Parade
Consulting and technical assistance for storefronts.