Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network
Northeast Regional Office

   MSBDC Network

Contributing to the economic and entrepreneurial growth in Massachusetts since 1980



To protect the health and safety of our clients and employees, until further notice, MSBDC advising will be offered virtually. We are committed to supporting entrepreneurs during these very challenging times. One-on-one free and confidential business advising continues. Staff are available to assist you via email, phone, or video conference.




Successful entrepreneurs continually seek ways to improve the management and operation of their business, often seeking outside advice to help with particular challenges. Studies consistently show that Massachusetts citizens receive a strong return on their investment by utilizing the services of the MSBDC Network. Our clients outperform other businesses in the state in average sales and job growth.

The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network is committed to helping your business succeed in Massachusetts. We provide free, confidential, one-to-one business assistance and free or low-cost educational training programs to prospective and existing small businesses. Business seminars are held at the Enterprise Center in Salem and Northern Essex Community College in Lawrence. The MSBDC fosters the start, growth and sustainability of small business by providing high-quality, in-depth advising, training and capital access.

Areas of assistance include, but are not limited to: business plan development, preventure feasibility, cash flow analysis, personnel and organizational issues, conventional and non-conventional financing, and marketing. In addition, our office works closely with the two MSBDC specialty centers, the Massachusetts Export Center for international trade assistance and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center for government contracting.

Business assistance is available at our regional office at Salem State University Bertolon School of Business in Salem and at chambers of commerce and community colleges in other North Shore communities. Visit our outreach location page for further information.

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A partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Massachusetts Office of Business Development under cooperative agreement SBAHQ21B0012 through the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Isenberg School of Management. SBDCs are a program supported by SBA and extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. SBA cannot endorse any products, opinions or services of any external parties or activities. By contacting our office and requesting at least two weeks in advance, every attempt will be made to reasonably accommodate persons with disabilities and those who need translation services.

U.S. Small Business Administration        MOBD       ASBDC          Salem State University 


Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network
Northeast Regional Office
Salem State University
Bertolon School of Business
71 Loring Avenue, Room CC156 | Salem, MA 01970
978-542-6343 | Fax 978-542-6345

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