Massachusetts Small Business Development Center

The MSBDC Network provides free, confidential and comprehensive one-to-one business advising and free educational training programs to prospective and existing small businesses.

About

The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) fosters the start, growth and sustainability of small business by providing high-quality, in-depth advising, training and capital access.

  • Feasibility studies/startup issues
  • Business plan development
  • Access to capital
  • Financial plan development
  • Cash flow management
  • Marketing & sales strategies
  • Strategic organizational planning
  • Government procurement assistance
  • Export planning, preparation, readiness assessment, compliance
  • Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Diversification
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business
  • Valuation

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Economic Forecast
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Lease Review
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events
  • Startup Drinks

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Angel Investment
  • Bonding
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Crowdfunding
  • Debt Funding
  • Equity Funding
  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Loans
  • Matching Funds
  • Microloans
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Revenue Based Financing (i.e. factoring)
  • Technology Grants
  • Trade Show Financial Assistance
  • Venture Capital

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship
  • Employee Development
  • Hiring and Firing
  • Industry
  • Insurance
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Policies and Templates
  • Recruiting
  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Workforce Training

Import and Export Assistance

  • Certification and Licensing
  • Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Locating Foreign Distributors
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Business Degree Program
  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects
  • Student Training
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Employee Relations
  • Forming a Business
  • Lease Review
  • Patent Seminars
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • High Tech Development
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)
  • Technology Transfer

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Award Recognition
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Website Development

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Industry Specific
  • International Trade
  • Small Business/General

Operations and Logistics

  • Freight and Distribution
  • Locating Freight Forwarders/Customs Brokers
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Assembly and Packaging
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development
  • R&D Support

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • City Business Issues
  • Hispanic Business
  • LGBTQIA Business Issues
  • Native-American Business
  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues
  • Women's Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Bonding
  • Certification
  • Government Requirements
  • Insurance Requirements
  • International Regulatory Compliance
  • Patent Information
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Bid Matching and Preparation
  • Government and Military Specifications
  • HUBZone Certification
  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Price History
  • Registration Assistance
  • Selling to Foreign Governments and Businesses
  • Subcontracting Opportunities

Space

  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking
  • Lease Review Assistance
  • Makerspace / Hackerspace
  • Office Space
  • Retail Space
  • Site Location Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Coding Schools, Bootcamps, Classes
  • Commercialization
  • Design Services
  • Technology Transfer
  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services
  • Website Development

Training

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Human Resources Training
  • International Trade Education and Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Startup Classes
  • Trade Education and Training
Primary Contact
Cliff Robbins
Address
200 Pocasset St.
Fall River, MA 02721
Phone
(508) 673-9783