Resources for Small Businesses

Dear Friend,

Thank you for your interest in learning more about resources available to help start or grow your small business.  Did you know that small businesses make up 85% of all Massachusetts companies and employ over a quarter of the state's workforce? 

I recognize that improving the economic strength of our Commonwealth begins with providing folks like you with the necessary support and opportunities to advance your business' goals.   As a state legislator, I also support efforts to reduce regulatory burdens and help streamline the business registration process.  I hope you will find the resources on this webpage helpful to you.

As always, if my office can ever be of any further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to reach out.


State Senator
Second Worcester District

Companies in Massachusetts

United States Small Business Administration (SBA)

10 Causeway Street, Suite 265A
Boston, MA 02222
Phone: (617) 565-8416

Over the years, the SBA has developed many small business loan and assistance programs, special outreach efforts and initiatives to aid and inform small businesses. The following describes briefly all the services and information available through this office:

  • Financial assistance for new or existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders.
  • Free counseling, advice and information on starting, better operating or expanding a small business through (SCORE) Counselors and Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) network to America’s Small Business.
  • Assistance to businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals through the Minority Enterprise Development Program.
  • Women's Business Ownership Representatives are available to advise women business owners. For more information visit the CWE website or call the Boston center at (617) 536-0700 or the Worcester center at (508) 363-3233.
  • Special loan programs are available for businesses involved in international trade.
  • If you're a veteran, you can get business counseling and information about SBA guaranteed loans.

Information obtained from: 

SCORE Worcester

446 Main Street Suite 200
Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: (508) 753-2929

SCORE Worcester is a non-profit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

MA Business Resource Team (BRT)

10 Park Plaza, Suite 3730
Boston, MA  02116
Phone: (617) 973-8600

The Massachusetts Business Resource Team (BRT) coordinates state resources to simplify the process for businesses using a formal network of Business Resource Team Partners. Partners provide programs critical to business development such as site selection services, permitting assistance, financing options, workforce development, technology collaborations and tax incentives.

MA Small Business Development Center Network

10 Park Plaza, Suite 3730
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 973-8600

The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network provides business advising and access to capital for small businesses throughout the state.

MA Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC)

529 Main Street Schrafft Center, Suite 110
Charlestown, MA 02129
Phone: (617) 523-6262

MGCC provides a centralized resource at the state level that offers working capital, loan guarantees, and targeted technical assistance to solve specific financial and operational problems for small businesses.

MA Supplier Diversity Office (MSDO)

Main Phone: (617) 720-3300

The SDO, formerly known as SOMWBA, specializes in assisting minority- and women- owned businesses. In conjunction with the State, the SDO spends more than $240 million a year doing business with certified minority- and women- owned businesses. The VALOR Act, to aid veteran-owned small businesses is expected to offer preference for state purchasing as well.

Small Business Purchasing Program

Main Phone: (617) 720-3300

The Massachusetts Small Business Program (SBPP), within the Operational Services Division (OSD), was established to provide opportunities for small businesses to procure state funding. It directs state spending for non-construction goods and services to participating Massachusetts small businesses.

Chambers of Commerce

Local Chambers of Commerce offer members significant resources and assistance.  For more information about how they can assist your business, please visit the webpage of your area Chamber of Commerce: