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.
To protect the health and safety of our clients and employees during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) advising will be offered virtually until further notice.
We are committed to supporting entrepreneurs during these very challenging times. Staff are working remotely and can be reached via email (best method) or telephone. They are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
If you are a new client, please register in order to receive free and confidential business advice from our advisers. Registration is fast, easy, and free, and may be completed online. Or simply email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Contact the MSBDC staff
Download the SBDC Coronavirus Newsletter
Visit Clark University’s COVID-19 Information site