Southeast Regional Office is a advising center of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center
(MSBDC) Network and it is part of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in
collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Utilizing the resources
of the University of Massachusetts system makes the MSBDC an excellent source of reference for
the region's business community.
The MSBDC's Southeast Regional Office was created in 1982 to pool resources of federal, state and local government, academic institutions, and the private sector to provide small
businesses with management and educational programs. The office serves all of southeastern Massachusetts including Cape Cod and
Our mission is accomplished through our staff which includes a regional director
and business advisor, Melinda Ailes [bio]
along with five senior business advisors — Manassah
Bradley [bio], Jacqueline Einstein [bio], Clifford Robbins [bio] and Tricia
White [bio] — all of whom have a broad range of business knowledge. In addition, each
advisor specializes in certain areas of expertise such as: business and financial plan development, marketing and sales
advising, financial analysis
retention. We also offer training
seminars and assistance to companies seeking unconventional financing.
Our client relationship manager/business advisor is
Tammi Jacobsen [bio]
and our administrative assistant is Alison Moriarty [bio].
Additionally our office works closely with Procurement Technical Assistance
Center and government sales advisor Daniel Lilly [bio] and
Nancy Lowd [bio] of the
Massachusetts Export Center's regional office located in New Bedford.
Our team based approach to counseling allows the business advisors to coordinate and combine their skills and abilities to fulfill the client's needs.
Free and confidential counseling services
are available to either preventure or existing businesses.
MSBDC Southeast Regional Office
Front Row (left to right): Manassah Bradley, Cliff
Robbins, Dan Lilly
Back Row (left to right): Jackie Einstein, Tammi Jacobsen, Melinda Ailes, Alison Moriarty,
courtesy of Jen
To receive free
and confidential business services,
contact Alison Moriarty at the SBDC at 508-673-9783
ext. 10 to schedule an appointment or complete the online
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more about our services by listening to an
audio interview from the "Voice of Business"
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The Massachusetts Small
Business Development Center Network contributes to the entrepreneurial
growth of small businesses throughout Massachusetts by providing
high-quality, in-depth advising, training, and capital access.
The MSBDC was created in 1980 by United States Public Law 96-302 as amended
by PL 98-395 and PL 101-909 to pool the resources of federal, state and local
government; academic institutions; and the private sector to provide small
businesses with high quality technical assistance and educational programs.
The MSBDC is a partnership of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the
Massachusetts Office of Business Development and a consortium of higher
educational institutions led by the Isenberg School of Management at the
University of Massachusetts Amherst and including Clark
University, Salem State University, the University of Massachusetts Boston and
the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.