Tier 1 Workshop

Due to the popularity and high demand for small business assistance, the American Rescue Plan Act BOOST program funds have been exhausted.  The remaining 2023 BOOST Workshops (Tier 1 and Tier 2) classes  have been cancelled and no additional program applications are being accepted.  


We sincerely appreciate the support and engagement of all participants.


Questions? boost@moline.il.us

Tier 1 - Beginners Education Workshop         8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

This workshop will focus on business start-up, city codes, business licenses, SAMs registration, etc…,  

B.O.O.S.T Program Overview

•Program Requirements

•Zoning, Signs, Parking Requirements

•Home-Based Requirements

•Liquor License

•License/Business requirements

•Accessibility Requirements

•Building permits and inspections

•Plan review requirements

•Environmental requirements

•Legal entity types

•Unique ID Number/SAMs Registration

•Financial literacy

•EIN Number

•Business Insurance

•Available real estate locations

•Business Banking

•Business Marketing 

•Website/Web Presence

•Forgivable Loan Requirements

•Personal Guarantee

•Application Scoring Criteria

•Post award mentorship requirements

•Program post reporting requirements

•Water & Sewer Services