Our network of resource partners is at the core of what New Bedford SourceLink can offer to help you start or grow your business.
A Resource Partner is typically a nonprofit, government or educational organization that offers a service to help start or grow a business. These organizations provide value for all different kinds of entrepreneurs, typically for low or no cost. Here at New Bedford SourceLink we have dozens of such partners, all eager to help.
By using the Resource Navigator below, you will be able to find, and connect with, business resources to help you start and grow your business in New Bedford. For additional assistance, please contact us at (508) 991-3122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those looking to participate in the NB100! program, specific technical assistance providing partners include EforAll South Coast, Groundwork, Co-Creative Center/New Bedford Creative, New Bedford Ocean Cluster, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Bristol Community College, and Junior Achievement of Southern MA.
Are you a not-for-profit, government, or educational organization that serves entrepreneurs and established businesses? Join our Network!
ACTION Innovation Network is a collaborative network of technology business incubators and other entrepreneur support organizations. Together they promote the growth and success of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, share resources and best practices, strengthen technology clusters, and contribute to economic improvement.
BC EDC is a private non-profit economic development agency servicing all of Bristol County. BC EDC provides low interest gap financing loans to businesses looking to create or retain jobs, provides loans that turn into grants if your business was negatively impacted by the coronavirus, provides low interest micro-loan assistance, provides assistance for grant writing, project permitting and other trouble shooting matters. To date BC EDC has loaned out more than $80 million dollars to small businesses at rates that are affordable.
A Public Benefit Corporation supporting BlueTech & Blue Economy startups through entrepreneurial programming, ecosystem access and immersion, as well as, support for in the water pilot & prototyping needs.
Bristol Community College’s Economic and Business Development supports and enriches the region’s economy and the Commonwealth through workforce development strategies, innovative growth initiatives and training, and language skill development.
The mission of the Cape Verdean Association is to preserve and promote Cape Verdean culture. We accomplish this by connecting with the Southcoast community through educational, cultural and informational programming.
A creative community hub in downtown New Bedford, MA, The Co-Creative Center is a collaborative workspace, makerspace and contemporary art gallery. We are a community focused on cultivating and energizing social & creative entrepreneurship.
Coastal Foodshed is a non-profit with a mission to strengthen the local food economy by making it easier for growers to sell, and consumers to buy, healthy, affordable, local foods. Coastal Foodshed works to increase public awareness and knowledge of health, nutrition, and sustainable agriculture, and to improve access.
The Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) of the Operational Services Division (OSD), certifies diverse businesses and also manages several business programs that help enhance the marketability of small and diverse businesses when they bid on public contracts.
The Community Development Clinic is a transactional law clinic with two main goals, providing UMass Law students with real-world practice and rich learning experiences to develop the skills and ethics essential to practicing law ethically and competently, and providing clients with the utmost professional service to achieve the goals of their business or organization.
We support small business owners as they navigate the ups and downs of entrepreneurial life. Because of our strategic partnership with EforAll, our first Peer-to-Peer group is currently up and running on the SouthCoast, with limited space in our second group. Want to learn more? Connect with Will Rubenstein, our Community Director!
Groundwork is New Bedford’s first coworking space, providing flexible workspace, meeting rooms, private offices, to small teams and independent professionals. We also offer a full monthly schedule of events and workshops.
Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts (JA) is a regional non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in the global economy.
UMass School of Law has created a law incubator serving individuals and small businesses that do not qualify for free legal services but cannot afford traditional market rates in civil law matters. Its program empowers recent law graduates to build strong practices representing clients with limited budgets, using the latest innovative techniques and advice from retired judges and other experienced mentors.
Free one-on-one counseling and technical assistance for export development and promotion. We offer a range of services to help companies develop effective international marketing and increase international sales.
The MSBDC Network provides free, confidential and comprehensive one-to-one business advising and free
educational training programs to prospective and existing small businesses.
MassDevelopment is a quasi-state finance organization charged with helping to assist financing for manufacturing and non-profit companies through loans, guarantees or tax-exempt bonds. We also finance apartment projects of five units or more.
The MassHire Greater New Bedford Workforce Board is a business-led, policy-setting board that oversees workforce development initiatives in the ten-community region stretching from Dartmouth to Wareham, MA. Appointed by New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell, the Board is composed of business, civic, education, labor, and community leaders.
Since our doors officially opened in 1996, making art accessible to everyone is at the core of the New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! mission. We offer engaging exhibitions in our galleries and online from artists around the corner and across the ocean.
New Bedford Creative Consortium is the leadership group whose purpose is overseeing the execution of the citywide strategic Arts and Culture Plan entitled New Bedford Creative: our art, our culture, our future. The Arts and Culture Plan is a huge step forward in building a thriving creative ecosystem in our city, and these are the people dedicated to implementing it. This volunteer group is facilitated by the Creative Strategist, meets quarterly, hold one- to three-year terms, and is divided into three task forces: Public Art + Facilities, Placemaking + Community, Fundraising + Distribution.
To cultivate and promote a transparent, credible, and business-friendly environment the NBEDC works collaboratively with local, state, and federal partners to support creativity, sustainable job growth, and private sector investment benefiting the citizens of New Bedford.
The New Bedford Ocean Cluster works collaboratively with a range of private sector, public sector and academic partners to establish New Bedford as the leading ocean economy on the East Coast.
The New Bedford Whaling Museum ignites learning through explorations of art, history, science, and culture, rooted in the stories of people, the region, and an international seaport.
The Ma.South Coast Chapter provides confidential business mentoring services and educational workshops to entrepreneurs and business owners in the South Coast region. SCORE provides experienced Certified Business mentors to assist both start up and existing businesses.
South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation is a regional nonprofit economic development corporation with the mission of empowering entrepreneurs, strengthening local economies, and creating jobs by financing all types of small businesses in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. With loan programs ranging from $1,000 micro loans to $5.5 million SBA 504 loans and a long history of assisting small business owners, SEED is a one-stop shop for anyone looking to start-up, grow, or streamline their business.
Stay Safe Print is a collaboration between Reynolds DeWalt, Cranberry Print Marketing Partners and us at Standard Modern Company to help the businesses in our community reopen, and stay open, during these crazy times!
Stay Safe Print provides a wide array of COVID-19 protective products at an affordable price.
The Academic Center for Entrepreneurship at Bristol Community College assists people interested in starting their own business by helping them develop strategic business plans.
The UMassD Business Engagement Center (BEC) is here to partner with your business to connect UMass Dartmouth resources to your business needs and promote regional economic development.
The primary objective of UMass Dartmouth’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) is to provide the environment and infrastructure necessary to help early-stage companies and innovative ideas grow and mature.
We take pride in our uniquely equipped facilities that allow us to support start-ups and well-established companies with prototype development and environmental chemistry and biomanufacturing laboratories.