Business Resource Partners
The Chamber offers FREE business counseling through MSBDC and SCORE. To make an appointment, please contact the organization directly.
The Chamber has a rich relationship with the Mass Small Business Development Center. MSBDC Southeast Regional Office business counselors meet with entrepreneurs and companies at our Chamber office on designated days throughout each month. MSBDC specializes in helping businesses at all stages from startup through maturity gain access to capital, increase sales, sharpen their marketing strategies, and improve their profits. They provide no cost, confidential, management advice and no cost or low cost educational workshops.
To learn more about MSBDC: www.msbdc.org/semass. For the business counseling schedule and/or to schedule an appointment contact Alison Moriarty at MSBDC 508-673-9783 Ext. 10 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Small Business Assistance
The SBA’s Learning Center offers a variety of online courses to help you start and run your business.
Visit their website: https://www.sba.gov/
South Eastern Economic Development
SEED focuses on job creation by financing all types of small businesses in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. SEED makes loans ranging from a $1,000 Micro Loan to a $5.5 million SBA 504 Loan and also administers a small business technical assistance program.
Visit their website: https://seedcorp.com/
Massachusetts Health Connector
A state agency that enables small businesses (1-50 employees) to enroll in health coverage with Massachusetts’ leading insurers, while accessing exclusive benefits like government tax credits and the state’s premium rebate program.
Visit their website: https://www.mahealthconnector.org/
SCORE, a resource partner of the Small Business Administration, is the nation’s largest nonprofit volunteer business counseling service. Volunteer counselors from SCORE’s Boston Chapter are available to share their business and entrepreneurial expertise.
A SCORE Representative is at the Chamber’s Rockland Office on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. An appointment is required and can be made at www.score.org.
MassHire envisions a better future for employees and businesses in Massachusetts through meaningful work and sustainable growth.
To learn about MassHire: https://www.mass.gov/topics/masshire
Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD)
MOBD helps businesses relocating to Massachusetts and businesses wishing to expand their current operations here. Our staff operates in regions across the state, so we are able to provide you with on-the-ground knowledge and viable connections for your business. We work closely with the private and public sectors to coordinate a whole range of resources at your disposal.
Visit their website: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-office-of-business-development
As the Commonwealth’s economic development and finance authority, MassDevelopment is committed to achieving three goals: stimulating business, driving economic growth, and helping communities thrive across Massachusetts.
To learn more about MassDevelopment:
Did you know?
MSBDC & SCORE have met with over 200 clients at the Chamber's offices in Rockland.
Jill Beresford, our MSBDC Advisor, has helped two SSYP Grant winners!