Starting a Business

12 Step Guide to Starting a Business
This step-by-step list is compiled from numerous business support sources and can help guide you to starting a business in Massachusetts. Let this be a tool to point you in the right direction. Feel free to contact Ashland's Economic Development Director at 508-532-7905 for any additional questions.

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What you need to know about town permitting

Don't start renovations or move in without checking with the town first!   The Town of Ashland is committed to a transparent, smooth and efficient permitting process for all projects that require review by the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals or Board of Selectmen. Town staff will gladly assist you with determining the permits your project will need and outline all applicable permitting requirements. To help you get started, the town offers the opportunity to meet with several town departments in a pre-application meeting. Contact the planning department at 508-532-7930 to set up your pre-application meeting today!