MSBDC (MA Small Business Development Center)

The MSBDC provides free and confidential one-to-one business advice to prospective and existing small businesses focusing on, business growth and strategies, financing and loan assistance as well as strategic, marketing and operational analysis.

About

The MSBDC provides small business owners and entrepreneurs in Massachusetts with the tools and guidance needed to become successful in today’s challenging economic climate. We provide free and confidential one-to-one business advice to prospective and existing small businesses focusing on, business growth and strategies, financing and loan assistance as well as strategic, marketing and operational analysis. In addition, low-cost educational training programs are offered across the state targeted to the needs of small business.

This is achieved through three integrated product lines:

  • Business Advisory Services

  • International Trade Assistance

  • Government Contracting

Services Provided

Business Planning

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

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training

Import and Export Assistance

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

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Financial/Economic Trends
  • Market Research

Marketing and Sales

  • Market Plan Development and Training

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Government and Military Specifications
  • Selling to Foreign Governments and Businesses

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Training

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
Primary Contact
Anita Eliason
Address
1 Federal Street
Springfield, MA 01105
Phone
(413) 577-1760
Website
www.msbdc.org