Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network


MSBDC Advisory Board


The MSBDC Advisory Board provides general guidance and policy recommendations to the MSBDC state director and dean of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts (the lead institution) with respect to the following:

  • The direction, priorities and implementation of the strategic plan which the MSBDC should pursue in order to achieve its stated objectives;
  • Ways of attaining a higher level of coordination between the MSBDC and other technical assistance providers;
  • The effectiveness of the MSBDC's activities and possible modifications which would enhance the quality of service rendered to clients.

The Advisory Board is structured to provide an ongoing avenue of input for the MSBDC's most important constituencies. The board will consist of a minimum of eight people, including delegates from organizations representing the needs of small business, small business owners, a representative from the U.S. Small Business Administration, a representative from the Massachusetts Office of Business Development, and the state director of the MSBDC Network.