The Chamber offers opportunities for FREE general business counseling.
Massachusetts Small Business Center at Clark University
Massachusetts Small Business Development Center at Clark University (SBDC)-
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.
They also work actively with local banks and the SBA, especially when SBA loan
guarantees may be required to finance the venture or expansion. Their clientele
includes start-up, early stage, expanding and troubled businesses. All programs are
offered to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.
An expert business counselor is available at the Chamber office on Thursdays to provide high quality, one-to-one management and technical assistance in a variety of areas including finance, marketing, business plans and accounting to new, expanding and/or challenged businesses.
Interested in improving your Business Knowledge? Consider attending an upcoming Workshop at the MA Small Business Development Center. Click on the schedule below to learn more and register:
SCORE, the nation’s largest volunteer business counseling service, is a
nonprofit association dedicated to help those in business, about to start one, or just
thinking about it. Founded in 1964, SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small
Over 50 counselors participate in Boston’s SCORE chapter and their combined
experience and knowledge could match most Business School faculties. The confidential counseling is FREE plus there are modestly priced seminars in the
Greater Boston area. Our primary goal is to create an on-going relationship with small
business entrepreneurs to help them make good business decisions to foster
successes, which lead to profits.
SCORE business counselors are available at the Chamber
office on Tuesdays to offer mentoring services on issues facing small businesses.