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. It will consist of a minimum of eight people appointed by the dean of the Isenberg School of Management, including at least four small business people; a representative from the U.S. Small Business Administration; a representative from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development; and the state director of the MSBDC Network.