Massachusetts Small Business Development Center



Business Tools

The following tools and publications are available to assist you in the development of your small business.

If you would like additional assistance, please contact the Northeast Regional Office and request a meeting with a business counselor. You can contact our office by e-mail or phone us at 978-542-6343.

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  Basic Business Planning
Starting a Business in Massachusetts [web]
Business Planning Guide [pdf]
Business Plan Outline [pdf]
Elements of a Strong Business Plan (web)
SBDC Request for Counseling
  Business Information
Business Insurance...What You Need to Know (web)
Business Obligations (web)
Business Start-up Questions (pdf)
Checklist for Starting a Business (pdf)
Corporate Structures (PowerPoint)
Partnership Agreements (pdf) and Partnership Agreement Worksheets (pdf)
Financial Planning Worksheet - Use this basic Excel spreadsheet to assemble your expected financing, revenue and expense data. It does not have full formulas. It can be used to provide SBDC business advisors with information to develop financial projections for your Business Plan.
SBA Personal Financial Statement (pdf)
Personal/Family Budget (Excel)
ProForma Sheets
    Cash Flow (Excel)
    Monthly Income Projection (Excel)
    3 Year Income Projection (Excel)
Start Up Expenses Worksheet (Excel)
Competition Analysis (Excel)
Customer Analysis (Excel)
Internal Analysis (Excel)
Market Analysis (Excel)
Marketing Plan (pdf)
Get Free Publicity for Your Business (pdf)
Public Relations Materials (pdf)
Additional info at
Starting a Business and Obtaining Financing (web)
The Value of the Existing and Previous Customer (pdf)
Employers' Guide to Understanding Workplace Law (pdf)
 Venture Business
12 Fatal Flaws (pdf)
Sample Venture Presentation (PowerPoint)
Venture Business Plan Outline (pdf)
Venture Capital Executive Summary (pdf)
What a Venture Capitalist Really Needs to Know (pdf)
Spanish Resources - courtesy of the Washington SBDC and Arkansas SBDC



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