Individual Sessions

SEED provides one-on-one guidance and advice to entrepreneurs. Free technical assistance is available by appointment.

Through its partners, SEED also connects you with personalized business management consulting—for free! Find out more about the organizations listed below and be sure to make an appointment for an individual session.

The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC)

The MSBDC Network provides free, confidential, one-to-one management and technical assistance counseling and low-cost educational training programs to prospective and existing small businesses throughout the Commonwealth. The MSBDC Network is designed to effectively service small businesses throughout Massachusetts. There is an MSBDC counseling or satellite office within 30 minutes of any potential client in the state. The MSBDC also provides specialized services in the areas of capital formation, minority business assistance, international trade and procurement technical assistance.

The MSBDC provides offsite business counseling locations (outreach sites), which are operated in conjunction with chambers of commerce and economic development entities. In addition to office hours at the counseling centers, services are provided at several outreach sites located in Southeastern Massachusetts. For more information, please contact the MSBDC office listed below:

Southeastern Massachusetts Regional SBDC
200 Pocasset Street
Fall River, MA 02721

Boston Regional SBDC
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Wheatley Hall, 3rd Floor, Suite 154, Room 10
Boston, MA 02125

The Rhode Island Small Business Development Center (RISBDC)RI SBDC 2015

The Rhode Island Small Business Development Center (RISBDC) at the University of Rhode Island provides local small business owners with the services and expertise they need to succeed – no-cost expert counseling, relevant training and access to important resources. Their experienced business counselors are available to support you and your business at every stage, from start-up through maturity.

The primary recipients of Small Business Development Center services are existing businesses. Certain specific services, notably educational programs, are offered to start-up businesses. Services are provided directly by experts and faculty/student teams in a variety of business disciplines at a network of offices throughout Rhode Island. For more information, please contact the RISBDC office listed below:

State Administrative Office
RI Small Business Development Center
University of Rhode Island
Carlotti Administration Building
75 Lower College Road
Kingston, RI 02881

Southern Rhode Island
University of Rhode Island
Carlotti Administration Building
75 Lower College Road
Kingston, RI 02881

Northern Rhode Island
650 George Washington Hwy
Suite 206
Lincoln, RI 02865

Providence Metro
315 Iron Horse Way
Providence, RI 02908


Center For Women & Enterprise (CWE)Picture1

The Center for Women & Enterprise is a nationally known nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people start and grow their business.  CWE has worked with more then 28,000 Massachusetts and Rhode Island entrepreneurs since 1995.

CWE offers affordable, comprehensive courses on starting and growing your business while encouraging collaboration with other aspiring established entrepreneurs.  Their curriculum gives you the skills to minimize risk as you prepare for success.  They offer education, training, technical assistance and Women’s business enterprise certification.  Contact the CWE to find out more information:


24 School Street, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Rhode Island

132 George M. Cohan Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Providence, RI 02903


SCORE – For the Life of Your BusinessMA Small Business Loans

This organization is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide. SCORE provides counseling for small business entrepreneurs both in person and on line. Their website is frequently updated with informative articles covering a wide scope of issues important to small business owners. Contact the organization to set up an appointment or to get more information:


Boston SCORE
10 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02222

SE Massachusetts SCORE
60 School Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Cape Cod SCORE
270 Communications Way, Suite 5A
Hyannis, MA 02601

Rhode Island

380 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 528-4561

For more information, please contact SEED Corp.

SEED is an equal opportunity lender and business assistance provider.

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