About the SBDC
The MSBDC Northeast Regional Office provides free and confidential business assistance to prospective and existing small businesses located in the North Shore and Merrimack Valley areas of the state. We also serve the Greater Boston area. The Northeast Regional Office has advised over 10,000 entrepreneurs and helped them secure over $166 million in financing.
Located at the Bertolon School of Business at Salem State University, the MSBDC is a partnership of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Massachusetts Office of Business Development and is a program of Salem State University. Certified business advisors provide services at the MSBDC’s main office in Salem and at various outreach locations in the vicinity.
Business advisors work with business owners to help them package loans, develop business plans and financial projections, and assemble other documents required by lenders. The MSBDC also works closely with the U.S. Small Business Administration, bankers and government and non-profit lenders to help connect clients with a wide range of financial resources. Business workshops are offered for free or for a nominal fee, and are held in Haverhill and Salem. Many programs are cosponsored with chambers of commerce, banks, local colleges and universities, community development organizations and trade associations.
Business advising and workshop topics cover a wide array of management concerns. This may include business plan development, preventure feasibility, buying or selling a business, financing, cash flow analysis, social media, marketing and personnel issues.
Areas We Serve
The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center's Northeast Regional Office provides business assistance to the following Massachusetts cities and towns, including all of Essex County. Even if your city or town isn't listed below, you may still receive assistance through our office.
Don't see your town or city listed below? Visit the MSBDC Network's statewide website (locations tab) to determine which regional office provides services to your city or town.
City and Town Listing
Amesbury, Andover, Bedford, Beverly, Billerica, Boxford, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Danvers, Dracut, Dunstable, Essex, Georgetown, Gloucester, Groveland, Hamilton, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Merrimac, Methuen, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, North Reading, Peabody, Reading, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Swampscott, Tewksbury, Topsfield, Tyngsborough, Wakefield, Wenham, West Newbury, Wilmington
The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center's Northeast Regional Office provides business advising appointments at the offices of chambers of commerce, local universities and colleges, and economic development groups.
Due to the pandemic, business advisors are currently offering virtual appointments. We are also meeting clients at the two outreach locations below. We will add additional locations once the pandemic is under control.
Visit our Request for Counseling page to register for free and confidential business assistance.