Plan Your Business

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

Are you a not-for-profit, government, or educational organization that serves entrepreneurs and established businesses? Join our Network!

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ACTION Innovation Network, Inc.

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.

Joan Popolo

Phone: (978) 287-0324
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151 Martine Street
Fall River , MA 02723


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.

Ken Fiola

Phone: (508) 965-4942
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139 South Main Street
Fall River , MA 02721

BLUE Institute Labs

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.

Judith Underwood

Phone: (800) 484-9504
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1213 Purchase Street
New Bedford , MA 02740

Buy Black NB

Buy local. Buy Black.
Your go-to resource for supporting Black-owned businesses in the South Coast.

Justina Perry

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27 Elaine ave.
New Bedford , Ma 02745

Cape Verdean Association in New Bedford ( CVA/NB)

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.

Jan Baptist

Phone: (508) 999-5794
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1157 Acushnet Ave
PO Box 5532
New Bedford , MA 02746

Co-Creative Center

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.

Dena Haden

Phone: (508) 662-5661
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137 Union St.
New Bedford , MA 02740

Coastal Foodshed

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.

Stephanie Perks

Phone: (508) 259-2647
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466 Brock Avenue
New Bedford , MA 02744

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, OSD Supplier Diversity Office

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.

John Fitzpatrick

Phone: (617) 502-8851
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One Ashburton Place
Room 1017
Boston , MA 02108

Community Development Clinic

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.

Crystal Desirey

Phone: (508) 985-1163
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333 Faunce Corner Rd.
North Dartmouth , MA 02747

Community Economic Development Center (CEDC)

One on One Small Business Technical Assistance in English and Spanish.

Ken Rapoza

Phone: (508) 817-6064
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1285 Acushnet Ave
New Bedford , MA 02746

Downtown New Bedford Incorporated

Merchant association representing Downtown New Bedford, MA.

Rick Kidder

Phone: (508) 999-5231
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227 Union Street
Mezzanine 2
New Bedford , MA 02740

EforAll South Coast

Free business accelerator programs and pitch contests to help entrepreneur learn about the business of business.

Donna Criscuolo

Phone: (833) 336-7255 Ext: 7024
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1213 Purchase Street
New Bedford , ma 02740


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!

Will Rubenstein

Phone: (508) 341-3798
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Greater New England Minority Supplier (GNEMSDC)

We expand business opportunities for MBEs, and create mutually beneficial links between Corporate Companies and MBEs.

Ileana Purisic

Phone: (203) 288-9744 Ext: 2032889744
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157 Church Street
New Haven , CT 06651


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.

Sarah Athanas

Phone: (508) 441-4622
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1213 Purchase St
New Bedford , MA 02740

Justice Bridge

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.

Justice Bridge

Phone: (508) 449-9296
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257-259 Union Street
New Bedford , MA 02740

Massachusetts Aquaculture Association

The primary trade association for businesses and organizations directly or indirectly associated with Massachusetts aquaculture.

Scott Soares

Phone: (617) 312-2153
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P.O. Box 186
West Chatham , MA 02669

Massachusetts Export Center

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.

Nancy Lowd

Phone: (508) 999-1388
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c/o One Southcoast Chamber
227 Union Street Mezzanine 2
New Bedford , MA 02740

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.

Cliff Robbins

Phone: (508) 673-9783
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200 Pocasset St.
Fall River , MA 02721


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.

Jay Pateakos

Phone: (774) 644-4778
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275 Martine Street Suite 201
Fall River , Massachusetts 02723

MassHire Greater New Bedford Workforce Development Board

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.

James Oliveira

Phone: (508) 979-1504 Ext: 114
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Quest Center for Innovation
1213 Purchase Street Floor 2
New Bedford , MA 02740-6694

New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!

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.

Ashley Occhino

Phone: (508) 961-3072
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608 Pleasant Street
New Bedford , MA 02740

New Bedford Creative

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 are divided into three task forces: Public Art + Facilities, Placemaking + Community, Fundraising + Distribution.

Margo Saulnier

Phone: (617) 359-2409
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1213 Purchase Street, 2nd Floor
New Bedford , MA 02740

New Bedford Economic Development Council

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.

Derek Santos

Phone: (508) 264-9883
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1213 Purchase Street
Floor 2
New Bedford , MA 02740

New Bedford Port Authority

The New Bedford Port Authority is the governing body of the Port of New Bedford.

Edward Anthes-Washburn

Phone: (508) 961-3000
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123 MacArthur Dr.
New Bedford , MA 02740

New Bedford Whaling Museum

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.

Amanda McMullen

Phone: (508) 717-6811
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18 JohnnyCake Hill
New Bedford , MA 02740

One SouthCoast Chamber

Chamber of Commerce serving the entire South Coast region.

Rick Kidder

Phone: (508) 999-5231
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227 Union Street, Mezzanine 2
New Bedford , MA 02740


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.

Dennis Callanan

Phone: (508) 955-0013
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1213 Purchase Street
200 Pocasset Street
New Bedford & Fall River , Ma. 02720

SEED Corporation

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.

Jessica Mello

Phone: (508) 822-1020 Ext: 318
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80 Dean Street
Taunton , MA 02726

South Coast Surface Design

Design studio and gallery space for Surface Design, Product Development, Custom Printed Fabric, Wallpaper, and more, in downtown New Bedford, MA.

Adrian Burke

Phone: (508) 231-4989
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185 Union Street
New Bedford , MA 02806

SouthCoast Community Foundation

The SouthCoast Community Foundation matches donors and resources with community needs, mobilizing philanthropy for the benefit of our region.

Rayana Grace

Phone: (508) 996-8253 Ext: 203
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128 Union Street
Suite 403
New Bedford , MA 02740

Stay Safe Print

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.

Greg Webster

Phone: (781) 316-6824
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186 Duchaine Blvd.
New Bedford , MA 02745

The Academic Center for Entrepreneurship

The Academic Center for Entrepreneurship at Bristol Community College assists people interested in starting their own business by helping them develop strategic business plans.

Nicole Hall

Phone: (774) 357-3012
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777 Elsbree Street
Fall River , MA 02720

UMass Dartmouth Business Engagement Center

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.

Benjamin Jones

Phone: (508) 999-8077
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285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth , MA 02747

UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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.

Benjamin Jones

Phone: (508) 999-8077
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151 Martine St.
Fall River , MA 02723

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