The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network's Southeast Regional Office provides free and confidential business advice to small businesses in southeastern Massachusetts. Services are delivered statewide through a network of eight counseling centers based on geographic region. Click here to view the cities and towns covered by the Southeast Regional Office. Areas of assistance include, but are not limited to:
Please complete our Request for Counseling and bring the completed form with you to your first counseling appointment. You may type directly on the Request for Counseling from your computer.
TrainingThe MSBDC conducts low-cost seminars, workshops, courses and conferences addressing a wide range of concerns for both start-up and existing businesses. Many of these programs are cosponsored with local chambers of commerce, colleges and universities, community development organizations, banks and trade associations.
> Seminars (sales, marketing, business planning financing, etc.)
For a listing of statewide MSBDC seminars, visit www.msbdc.org/training.
Capital Formation ServicesThe MSBDC does not have funds to lend or invest, though we assist companies seeking both conventional and unconventional financing sources.
> State- or federally-assisted programs
Procurement Technical Assistance
The Procurement Technical Assistance Center can guide you through the government procurement process and provide you with information on how to become more competitive in the government marketplace. A procurement specialist is housed at the SBDC office in Fall River.
Visit the Procurement Technical Assistance Center's website at www.msbdc.org/ptac.
International Trade Assistance
The Massachusetts Export Center offers a wide range of targeted, customized services to Massachusetts businesses at any stage in the export process. These services include: export counseling and technical assistance, international market research and assessment, international business development assistance, export training programs and export publications. An international trade business advisor is housed in New Bedford.