• Fields Corner Businesses Collaborate to Pilot a Development Idea

    A collaboration between the Fields Corner Business Lab, Boston Impact Initiative, Social Good Marketing, TLee Development LLC, SCALE Consulting, Julian Addy Real Estate, Fields Corner Main Street, Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation and Eastern Bank is seeking a local business owned and/or operated by woman or person of color to occupy a prime retail space at 1452 Dorchester Avenue in the Fields Corner neighborhood of Dorchester.

  • Overview

    The goal of this initiative is to reduce the barriers to starting an enterprise and create a unique incubation opportunity for a woman/person of color-owned retail business.

    The Location

    The retail space is in the heart of Fields Corner, across the street from the Fields Corner Redline subway station, and near the intersection of Dorchester Ave and Adams St. The gross area is approximately 850 square feet with a bathroom and access to the basement for limited storage. The storefront features large windows with easy access to the street and foot traffic.

    Apply to Win:

     

    • Up to 40 hours of pre and post launch business coaching

     

    • 6 month free rent period starting November 2017

     

    • Substantially reduced rent rate for 5 years

    ($1,250/month), exclusive of tenant utilities

     

    • $50,000 capital contribution to go towards leasehold improvements and/or business start-up expenses.

    Strong Preference Given To:

     

    • A business owned and/or operated by a woman or person of color

     

    • A business whose owner(s) and/or operator(s) live in Dorchester, Mattapan or Roxbury

     

    • A business that offers a product or service that is in short supply in Fields Corner and/or Dorchester

     

    • A business that promotes the ideals of multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion while enriching the local community

  • Requirements

     

    Please submit a simple but thoughtful summary of the business concept for a new or existing business. A business plan and financial projections (including start-up costs projections and operating budget) is preferred, but not required to be considered.

     

     

  • To apply send a short summary of your business idea to:

    FieldsCornerCollab@gmail.com 

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    September 15, 2017

     

  • Partners

    A special thanks to all of our partners.

    Without you this would not be possible.

  • Contact Us

    Travis Lee or John Maudlin

    fieldscornercollab@gmail.com

    617-506-3471