Small Business Development Center


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The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network Central Regional Office is located in the Historic District on the campus of Clark University. We provide free and confidential one-to-one management advice and technical assistance to prospective and existing small businesses.

Our business advisors will assist clients in developing their business plans, marketing plans, financials, cash flows and other areas critical to ensure a successful venture. Often times, we will also act as a common access point for financing, and upon evaluation by our staff, can recommend or even introduce owners to the appropriate federal, state or local financing sources. We also work actively with local banks and the SBA, especially when SBA loan guarantees may be required to finance the venture or expansion. Our clientele includes start-up, early stage, expanding and troubled businesses. All programs are offered to the public on a non-discriminatory basis and are handicapped accessible. Please call to set up an appointment. See directions.

U.S. Small Business Administration

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the SBA

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Massachusetts Office of Business Development under Cooperative Agreement number SBAHQ-16-B-0001 through the University of Massachusetts Amherst. SBDCs are a program supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration and extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. SBA cannot endorse any products, opinions or services of any external parties or activities. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance. For further information, contact the MSBDC at Clark University at 508-793-7615.

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