Learn about business counseling and assistance

Organizations in Massachusetts offer a range of business counseling and assistance services. Each program is a little different, so find one that offers the type of support you’re looking for based on your needs, business structure, or industry.

Massachusetts Office of Business Development

You can use the Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD) to find resources to help expand or relocate your business. MOBD has six regions for the state, and offers individualized counseling for your business.

Regional economic development organizations

Whether you're looking for growth support, help with relocating, or just general counseling, each region has a dedicated organization helping businesses grow, and attracting new businesses to our state.

Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network

Find programs that will help you develop and refine your business plan, cash flow analysis, financing, marketing, and more from the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network. You can find:


SCORE is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping small businesses begin and thrive by offering mentoring and one-on-one consultations at one of the more than 40 SCORE locations across Massachusetts. Best of all, it's free.

Massachusetts Export Resource Center

The Massachusetts Export Resource Center can help you learn about exporting through counseling, international market analysis, and training programs. You can find:

  • Online guides and training modules
  • Workbooks and templates

Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration provides free, online video courses to help you learn about a variety of topics related to running a business.

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