Resources from Massachusetts Office of Business Development

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Each organization below offers free “technical assistance” and “business counseling”. They can help companies complete the PPP Forgiveness Application when ready, help a business understand their financial statements, cash flow analysis, etc. You can schedule a remote counseling session direct from these websites. These resources will be very helpful for our local business community.

MA Small Business Development Center (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. Website: https://www.msbdc.org/

SCORE is the nation’s largest network of free, expert business mentors, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneurial education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Website: https://www.score.org/

Center for Women and Enterprise provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase professional success, personal growth, and financial Independence. Website: https://www.cweonline.org/

The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) Program is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and resource partner referrals to transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard & Reserve members and military spouses interested in starting or growing a small business. The VBOC of New England is operated by the Center for Women & Enterprise who offer quality classes, programs and services to those who want to start and grow their business. Website: http://www.cweonline.org/About-CWE/Veterans-Business-Outreach-Center

Review this slidedeck from Maragaret Laforest, MOBD Greater Boston Regional Director, to learn more about Business Reopening:

Reopening-Advisory-Board-Report-MOBD-Presentation-5-27-2020

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