Resources for Minority & Women Owned Businesses

These organizations below offer free counseling and financing advice to businesses of all categories including minority and women owned businesses. Consulting any of these agencies is a solid first step towards learning how to organize, operate and finance your business.   
Organization Summary of Services
UMASS Small Business Center (MSBDC)
23 Tillson Farm Road
Amherst, MA 01003
www.msbdc.org
Small Business counseling &
financing assistance

Franklin County
Community Development Corp (FCCDC)
324 Wells Street, Greenfield, MA 01301
www.fccdc.org  (413) 774-7204
Small Business counseling.&
financing assistance  
Common Capital
4 Open Square Way - Suite 407
Holyoke, MA 01040
www.common-capital.org   (413) 420-0183

Small business counseling and
financing services
Valley Community
Development Corporation (Valley CDC)
30 Market Street, Northampton MA 01060
www.valleycdc.com   (413) 586-5855
Small business counseling
to firms with 20 or less employees
Small Business Administration (SBA)
1 Federal Street, Building 101-R
Springfield, MA 01105
www.sba.gov/ma    (413) 785-0484
Small business counseling & financing
services.  Many other resources.
SCORE
Service Corps of Retired Executives
1 Federal Street, Springfield, MA 01105
www.score.org  (413) 785-0314

Small business counseling from retired
executives and business  people.