The Isenberg School is state headquarters for the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center.

The MSBDC is a federal-state partnership providing one-to-one free, comprehensive and confidential services focusing on business growth and strategies, financing and loan assistance, and strategic analysis.

Message from the Director

Cliff Paredes

The MSBDC statewide program has three integrated product lines: Business Advisory Services, Government Contracting and International Trade Assistance. Services are delivered though a statewide network of skilled professionals supported by a vast network of federal, state, educational and private sector partners. In addition, low-cost educational training programs are offered across the state targeted to the needs of small business.

The MSBDC Network provides business advisory services and training assistance to over 5,000 individuals. MSBDC business advisory services helps businesses secure small business loans, federal procurement contracts and increases sales as a result of assistance from the Massachusetts Export Center.

The MSBDC provides internships for Isenberg School students and has an impact in the classroom. MSBDC business advisors teach a popular Isenberg School course that highlights their experiences with real businesses. Students in the School's senior-year capstone strategy course do case projects involving MSBDC clients. 

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Cliff Paredes
State Director, MSBDC