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U.S. Small Business Administration Extends Strategic Alliance with the Metro South Chamber of Commerce

Chris Cooney, MSCC President & CEO and SBA Massachusetts District Director Bob Nelson.
Chris Cooney, MSCC President & CEO and SBA Massachusetts District Director Bob Nelson.

SBA Massachusetts District Director Bob Nelson visited the Chamber to discuss further collaboration and cooperation, joining for a ceremonial signing of a Strategic Alliance Memorandum. We look forward to continuing to offer business support to the region through SBA. Click here to learn more and make an appointment to meet with SBA during Chamber office hours.

Brockton Business Guide

Created through a partnership with the City of Brockton, the Brockton Business Guide is meant to serve as a basis for businesses opening or moving to the City of Brockton. View the Brockton Business Guide.

Business Assistance Center

Sixty School Street, Brockton, MA 02301
Phone (508) 586-0500

Hours of Operation for the Center
Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Individual counseling by appointment. Visit

The Metro South BAC is an innovative, high-tech, one-stop business resource center with a convenient location and a friendly professional staff. It's your single source for help in making your business thrive. The Cyber BAC is intended to be a companion to the Metro South Business Assistance Center. The Cyber BAC offers a directory of materials that can be found at the BAC including hours of operation, information on special workshops, and a comprehensive list of business related links to help you start your business. You can even e-mail questions to a BAC counselor, if you can't visit the Metro South BAC. The BAC is located inside the Metro South Chamber of Commerce building.

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Starting and running a small business can be difficult! Many organizations exist to provide you with the information and advice you're looking for. However, it can often be difficult and confusing running around to each in order to get this information. Wouldn't it be great if all the help you needed was gathered together for you under one roof? It is and it's called the Metro South Business Assistance Center (BAC)!

The Metro South Business Assistance Center is a joint venture between the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Metro South Chamber of Commerce, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network, HarborOne Bank, and twenty-seven other companies and economic development organizations.


You and the entire community. New and thriving businesses contribute to the region's prosperity and its image as a great place to live, work, and get ahead. Your success will be our reward.What do we offer?

    Use of the latest technology and the instruction needed to access on-line links to specific data through the Internet and World Wide Web, including U.S. Small Business Administration, and census data.
    • Quick Books Pro
    • Business Plan Pro
    • Loan Builder
    • Marketing Builder
    • Publicity Builder
    • Employee Manual Maker
    • Inc. Business Plan
    • BizForms
    • Microsoft Office

    And other software geared to particular business fields.

    • "Create a Company"
    • "Sales Strategies"
    • "Women in Business"
    • "Do-It-Yourself Marketing"
    • "Basics of Exporting"
    • "Successful Sales Relations"
    • "Raising Capital"
    • "Effective Sales Calls"
    • "Run A Small Company"
    • "Creating A Winner"

    And many other videos geared to your particular business needs.

    Comprehensive Data on CD-ROM Disk including:

    • Dun and Bradstreet MarketPlace
    • The Export Directory of Denmark
    • Inc. Magazine's "How To Really Start Your Own Business"

    And other CD-ROM Disks geared to particular business fields.

    An outstanding collection of reference materials that include Start-Up Guides, the Inc. Business Series, and hundreds of fully detailed easy to understand step-by-step guides for every aspect of starting and maintaining a small business. For example:

    • "Starting & Operating a Business in Massachusetts"
    • "Anatomy of a Business Plan"
    • "How to Buy or Sell a Business"
    • "Financing your Small Business"
    • And More....


They are either working or retired business professionals, highly experienced and willing to share their experience in financing, marketing, management, and more.  For more information or to schedule your free counseling session with SCORE, visit SCORE SE Massachusetts.


Individual counseling, as well as workshops and seminars covering all aspects of starting and operating a business. Visit our calendar to see a list of upcoming workshops. 

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