Small Business

If you cannot find the help or information you need at one of these sites feel free to call me in the office at (617)-722-2020.  
Top 10 Resources for Small Businesses in Massachusetts
1. Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE): a central resource for small businesses, OSBE provides information and referrals on programs and funding sources available statewide. Call at (617) 973-8543.
2. Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network: provides business advising, technical assistance and access to capital for small businesses throughout the state. Call at (413) 545-6301.
3. U.S. Small Business Administration: offers technical assistance and educational programs to aid small businesses. Call at (617) 565-5590.
4. SCORE: provides mentoring and workshops to educate entrepreneurs and small businesses (partners with the SBA). Call at (617) 565-5591.
5. Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation: offers working capital, loan guarantees, and targeted technical assistance to solve specific financial and operational problems for established small businesses on a state level. Call at (617) 523-6262 for more details.
6. Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office (formerly SOMWBA): In conjunction with the State, the SDO assists and spends more than $240 million a year doing business with certified minority- and women- owned businesses. For certification, please call (617) 502-8852.
7. Small Business Purchasing Program (SBBP): provides opportunities for small businesses to procure state funding by directing state spending for non-construction goods and services to participating Massachusetts businesses. Questions about SBPP may be sent to
8. Massachusetts Secretary of State’s Corporations Division: a central resource for small businesses in regards to certification and other state requirements. Please call (617) 727-9640.
9. The Insurance Partnership: provides assistance on health insurance affordability for qualified small business owners and self-employed with lower-income employees. Please call (800) 399-8285.
10. City of Boston Office of Business Development (OBD): provides entrepreneurs and businesses with access to financial and technical resources and supports the Boston Main Streets program, designed to promote the continued revitalization of the City’s neighborhood commercial districts through public/private partnerships. Please call (617) 635-0355.