Make use of the many various resources available to you at no charge.


Plan ahead by doing your research on what resources are available to you to minimize the risk and increase your chanes for success in going forward with buying or selling a business. 


The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network's Boston Regional Office and Minority Business Center provides free business advisory services and free workshops to Massachusetts businesses to help achieve these goals.

Services include, but are not limited to:  

 •Business growth and success

 •Financing and loan assistance

 •Strategic, marketing, and operational analysis 


If you are interested in learning more about our services or would like to schedule an appointment with a business advisor, please contact our office at 617-287-7750 or complete our online Request for Information form. To determine which MSBDC office you should contact to receive services, find the town or city where your business is located by clicking here. 

Be sure to read, Starting a Business and Obtaining Financing -- Answers to Nine Commonly Asked Questions. This article, along with other useful information, is available under our publications link.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers free business resources and tools for:

  • Starting and Managing a Small Business

  • Loans and Grants

  • Local Assistance

  • Creating a Business Plan

  • Business Training

  • And much more...


The Boston Score Chapter provides FREE confidential counseling to small business entrepreneurs. Their primary goal is to create an on-going relationship with small business entrepreneurs to help them make good business decisions to foster successes, which lead to profits.


In addition to the free counseling, you can download from their website, various free tools and templates or sign up for modestly priced business workshops, given by mentors experienced in each of the areas discussed.


What new business owners need to know about Federal Taxes. This site provides links to basic federal tax information for people who are starting a business, as well as information to assist in making basic business decisions.