Capacity Building, Financial and Technical Assistance

A wide range of organizations provide capacity building, financial and technical assistance services for diverse and small businesses.

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Financial Capacity, Building and Technical Assistance

Organization Name

Resource Description

BDC Community Capital Corporation

Not-for-profit, U.S. Treasury-certified, community development finance institution (CDFI) that provides capital, education, and technical assistance to minority-owned businesses and to businesses that impact low to moderate income employment opportunities throughout New England.

Office of the State Treasurer - Small Business Banking Partnership

The Treasurer's office launched the Small Business Banking Partnership on May 5, 2011. This initiative moves at least $100 million in state deposits to qualified community banks for loans to small, creditworthy businesses. The capital is intended for small businesses to expand and create new jobs. Review the list of participating banks in the Small Business Banking Partnership.

Non-Financial Capacity Building and Technical Assistance

Organization Name

Resource Description

Commonwealth Corporation

Quasi-public workforce development agency that invests in innovative partnerships with industry, education, and workforce organizations.

Lawyers for Civil Rights

Provides free legal assistance, business support, and technical assistance to minority, immigrant, and women business owners.  To seek assistance or inquire about services offered, please contact

Massachusetts Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Guides small businesses through the government procurement process and provides information on how to become more competitive in the government marketplace and to best position a small business to succeed.

Office of the State Treasurer - Small Business Resource Tool Kit

The Small Business Resource Toolkit serves as a reference source for small business owners throughout Massachusetts, who may not have the ability or time to access resources to create or maintain their business. The purpose of this toolkit is to provide important information related to business planning, maintenance, and growth. Access a wide range of resources related to the phases of planning, funding, and managing your business and small business accounting.


Educates entrepreneurs and helps small businesses start, grow, and succeed and provides small businesses with free confidential business counseling services.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Supports America's small businesses, connects entrepreneurs with lenders and funding to help them plan, start and grow their business.

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