If you’re all about buying local or starting your own small business, Boston is the place to be. In addition to its rich culture and history, Beantown is a pretty hip city. It offers a diverse mix of college students, professionals, academics and families, who not only make great entrepreneurs, but great patrons, as well.
Whether you’re seeking inspiration for your own business venture, or just looking to keep it local, you should definitely check out our picks for the top 5 coolest small businesses in Boston.
The Bacon Truck
Everything is better with bacon, and nobody knows that better than Sam and JJ. These high school friends turned their love of bacon into a business on the streets of Boston. From Rowe’s Wharf to Dewey Square, The Bacon Truck serves up classic BLTs, bacon turkey melts, Nutella-covered bacon and more. For a schedule of when and where to get your bacon fix, checkout their locations. (Photo c/o: www.bostonbacontruck.com)
Located in Boston’s South End, this award-winning wine, craft beer and spirits shop has made a name for itself with its unique Progressive Shelving system. Rather than organizing wines by varietal or region, they are organized by body. According to owners TJ and Hadley Douglas, Progressive Shelving allows the staff to help you choose the perfect wine for your palate. (Photo c/o: www.theurbangrape.com)
This Boston area housecleaning service uses non-toxic cleaning products, environmentally friendly microfiber towels and vacuums fitted with HEPA filters to keep your home clean – and green. Based in Cambridge MA and founded by Joe Paiva, EcoClean’s pricing ranges from $95 to $190 per week, depending on the size of your apartment or house. (Photo c/o: www.ecocleanboston.com)
December Thieves & Heist
These Beacon Hill boutiques are perfect for one-of-a-kind gifts, jewelry, accessories, wall art, bath & body products, home goods and women’s clothing from around the globe. Jewelry designer and shop curator Lana Barakat sources the eclectic finds for her two storefronts, December Thieves and Heist, both located on Charles Street in Boston MA. (Photo c/o: www.decemberthieves.com)
On the Dot Books
This independent bookstore is located inside Dot 2 Dot Café in Boston’s diverse Dorchester neighborhood, and stocks a highly curated selection of fiction & nonfiction books, children’s literature and cookbooks, as well as toys and gifts. On the Dot Books is owned by Dorchester resident, Yooree Losordo, one of only two Asian-American owners of general interest bookstores in the U.S. (Photo c/o: www.bostonglobe.com)
Want to Get in on Boston’s Small Business Boom?
Boston is a very popular place for startups and growing businesses. As a result, finding available office space can be a challenge. Expanding your search to the areas just outside of Boston can make a huge difference. The Lakeside Park in Wakefield MA offers affordable office space near Boston with many of the same perks you’ll find in the city. Contact us to request a tour.