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The Massachusetts Small
Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network provides free, confidential,
one-to-one management advising, technical assistance and low-cost
educational training programs to prospective and existing small businesses
throughout the Commonwealth. There is an MSBDC advisory or satellite office
located within 30 minutes of any potential client in the state.
provides specialized services in the areas of capital formation, minority
business assistance, business and industry data, international trade and
procurement technical assistance which further augment services.
A full-time staff of business advisors, supported by the resources of their host academic institutions, provide free assistance to small businesses. Services are delivered statewide through a network of eight regional centers. Services are not available at the State Office. You may wish to complete our Request for Counseling prior to your first appointment.
Areas of assistance include, but
are not limited to:
Have your thoroughly investigated the idea of starting a business? Take a look at SBA's business assessment tool to determine your readiness in starting a business.
To better serve the Massachusetts small business community, the MSBDC has offsite business advisory locations (outreach sites) in conjunction with chambers of commerce and economic development entities. In addition to office hours at the regional centers, services are provided at the outreach sites listed below. For most small businesses this means that MSBDC services are no further than 30 minutes away. Appointments are made on a weekly or as needed basis, depending on site. Click here for a listing of the outreach sites.