We are pleased to announce a new partner program with the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network, a free statewide business assistance program representing a three-way partnership between the federal government (SBA), state government (MA Office of Housing and Economic Development) and the academic sector (University of Massachusetts) all working together to support business and entrepreneurship throughout the Commonwealth. Established in 1980, this program pools the resources of government, academia, and the private sector in providing entrepreneurs and business owners with free business advisory services, educational programs, and financing assistance. MSBDC services are offered through six network centers (Boston, Fall River, Worcester, Salem, Springfield, and Pittsfield) and nearly 50 outreach sites (primarily local Chambers of Commerce).
We hope that MRA members take the opportunity to tap this outstanding resource, which complements our existing MRA resources. To learn more, find a local office, or register for upcoming workshops, please contact Senior Business Advisor (and former restaurateur and MRA member) Luciano M. Sappia at (617) 287-7758 or Luciano.firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about MSBDC online visit www.sbdc.umb.edu or www.msbdc.org.