Boston Mayor Martin Walsh on Tuesday celebrated National Small Business Week while at Tremendous Maid in Jamaica Plain.
At the local business, Walsh announced that the Department of Neighborhood Development‘s Office of Business Development plans to expand its “high-impact tool box” that provides personalized, customized assistance to small businesses based on their needs, according to an announcement by Walsh’s office Tuesday.
“I’m proud of our City,” Walsh said Tuesday while at Il Panino Cafe and Grill in Jamaica Plain. “Boston is one of four cities in the country recognized by Small Business Administration (SBA), to officially celebrate National Small Business Week.
As part of the expansion, OBD is expected to more than double its budget to $250,000 for its One-on-One Small Business Assistance Program, and expand its Social Media Accelerator programming. The program aims to serve small businesses during the hours that work for them and at no cost to the business; services include assisting with accounting and financial management and business operations, among others.
Tremendous Maid also known as Boston’s Best Commercial Cleaning is a family-owned business based in Jamaica Plain, is participating in all three of OBD’s programs.
“I want to thank Mayor Walsh for his commitment to the small business community in Boston,” Victoria Amador, owner of Tremendous Maid, said Tuesday. “I am proof that, with support form the Office of Business Development and the Boston Main Street Program, you can improve your bottom line and hire new employees.”
For more information, visit dnd.cityofboston.gov/#page/BusinessDevelopment.