Business location is critical to some businesses; irrelevant to others. When you choose a business location, consider:
Click here for more ideas of what to consider in selecting a business location.
Incentives to hire employees are found in the Employer Assistance section.
Tips for choosing a business location from the SBA
Signing a commercial lease is like signing a loan document: it commits your finances for the next few years. Below are resources to help you understand and negotiate commercial leases. Lease documents are usually prepared by the building owner, and may not have the best protections for the person leasing the space. Therefore, we suggest that before signing a lease document, that you review it with an experienced attorney.
Basics for negotiating a commercial lease
10 Tips for Negotiating a Commercial Real Estate Lease
What should be in a lease - information from the SBA
Typical commercial lease terms
Understanding commercial leases - explains different types of leases and lease terms
The SBA's HUBZone program provides incentives for government agencies to purchase goods and services from historically distressed areas and Indian areas. The government's goal is to have 3% of all purchases come from HUBZones (23% of all purchases are to come from small business as a whole). Businesses must apply to be HUB-zone certified and must comply with the following:
What to do:
Go to http://map.sba.gov/hubzone/maps/ and enter your city to see if there are any areas designated as HUBZones. It is easiest to use the Address-Town-County Search, rather than the map, because the map only shows the larger HUB areas.
If you are locating in a HUBZone, go to http://www.sba.gov/content/applying-hubzone-program to apply.
Immigrant investing in the US?
Immigrants that invest in new businesses or in distressed businesses and create jobs can receive EB-5 visas. At a minimum, you must
There are regional centers across the US that can confirm that you meet the EB-5 requirements and help you through the process. Here is a list of the centers.
Here is more information about the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.