• Business Development Resources

  • The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network is committed to helping your business succeed in Massachusetts. We provide free, confidential, one-to-one business assistance and free or low-cost educational training programs to prospective and existing small businesses throughout the Commonwealth. The MSBDC fosters the start, growth and sustainability of small business by providing high-quality, in-depth advising, training and capital access.

    Areas of assistance include, but are not limited to: business plan development, preventure feasibility, cash flow analysis, personnel and organizational issues, conventional and non-conventional financing, marketing, international trade, SBIR and government procurement.

  • Family Business Center of the Pioneer Valley Family Business Center of the Pioneer Valley

    The Family Business Center of Pioneer Valley assists family companies to recognize common problems and find solutions to their unique challenges. The Center offers owners and managers a comprehensive learning community, including presentations by experts from the fields of psychology, management, law, accounting, financial and estate planning, and banking. Find resources and more information about Ira Bryk and Jessi Kirely's work here.

  • Downtown Mindfulness nurturing space in the heart of downtown Amherst to sip a cup of tea, develop mindfulness skills with a certified mindfulness teacher, and be part of a community of people exploring ways to shift the paradigm of how we live, work, and play. See the full list of training and resources of by Shalini Bahl, PhD. here


  • LT Consulting aids businesses to save time and money through process improvements and change. Our services include observations, discussions, immersion and investigation that lead to the identification of opportunities to streamline the workflow for efficiency and effectiveness. Engineering and Lean Six Sigma Master black belt training have provided a well-developed problem-solving skillset, varied analysis tools to use and to draw information from. An analytic system-level thinking approach that can be applied to products/processes in any industry. Find out more about Lisa Totz and her work here.