The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center's Berkshire Regional
Office works with new and existing small businesses in Berkshire County through a combination of
free and confidential
one-on-one business advising, information and referral, and
free and low-cost educational seminars.
The Massachusetts Small
Business Development Center Network is designed to effectively
service small businesses throughout Massachusetts. There is a counseling,
satellite or outreach office within 30 minutes of any potential client in the
> Towns serviced by the
Berkshire Regional Office
> Outreach locations
A full-time staff of business advisors provide free and confidential
business assistance to small businesses.
We provide assistance to individuals contemplating a business venture, along
with new, existing, expanding and troubled businesses.
When you meet with an advisor, please bring any relevant information
that you may have on your
business or new venture. Preparation for your appointment will help you to maximize the use of the session.
Please complete our
SBDC Request for
Counseling and bring the form with you to your first counseling
Areas of assistance include, but are not limited to:
||Start-up Business Assistance
||Business Plan Development
||Financial Plan Development
||Marketing and Sales Strategies
||Cash Flow Analysis
||Organizational and Personnel Issues
Our services are further augmented by the
Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). Counselors are dedicated to providing assistance in bidding, managing and performing on government contracts. Much of the counseling is performed at the client's firm location, making the technical support delivery available in a timely and cost effective manner. E-commerce, including registering, bidding and performing on-line, in a paperless environment is a vital part of federal contracting.
PTAC is a counseling center of the Massachusetts Small Business Development
Also, the Massachusetts Export Center helps companies throughout the Commonwealth to achieve success in global markets through a
statewide network of international trade professionals by providing targeted, high-impact services for exporters, including counseling, training, research and technical assistance.
Massachusetts Export Center is an advisory center of the Massachusetts Small
Business Development Center Network.
Please note that our business advisors will not give legal advice, write business plans,
negotiate contracts or make decisions for clients.
The Berkshire Regional Office conducts low-cost seminars, workshops, courses and conferences
annually addressing a wide range of concerns for both start-up and existing businesses.
Many of these programs are co-sponsored with local chambers of commerce, colleges and universities, community development organizations, banks and trade associations.