UMASS Small Business Development Center (MSBDC)

The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network is a free statewide business assistance 100 Morrissey Boulevard program representing a three-way partnership between the federal government (SBA), state government (MA Office of Business Development) and the academic sector (University of Massachusetts) all working together to support business and entrepreneurship throughout the Commonwealth. Established in 1980, this program pools the resources of government, academia, and the private sector in providing entrepreneurs and business owners with free business advisory services, educational programs, and financing assistance. MSBDC services are offered through six network centers (Boston, Fall River, Worcester, Salem, Springfield, and Pittsfield) and more than 50 outreach sites (primarily Chambers of Commerce). There are also specialty centers for government contracting and international trade. To learn more, find a local office, or register for upcoming workshops, call the Boston Regional Office and Minority Business Center at UMass Boston 617-287-7750 or visit www.sbdc.umb.edu or www.msbdc.org.