Affiliates and Resources
The following associates and entrepreneurial resources are available to assist entrepreneurs in their enterprise development process:
National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE)
NACCE is focused on increasing economic development through the dissemination of the best practices of entrepreneurship education and student business incubation at the community college level.
National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
Through entrepreneurship education, NFTE, which is also referred to as Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, helps young people from low-income communities build skills and unlock their entrepreneurial creativity.
Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC)
The MSBDC Network provides high-quality, in-depth counseling, training and capital access which contributes to the entrepreneurial growth of small businesses throughout Massachusetts. Their services are delivered through a network of skilled professional staff supported by a federal, state, and higher education consortium as well as several partnerships.
Counselors to America’s Small Business (SCORE)
One of America's premier sources of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs. SCORE's 10,500 volunteer counselors are working or retired business owners, executives and corporate leaders who share their wisdom and lessons learned in business.
Established in 1885, The One SouthCoast Chamber serves ten communities in the SouthCoast of Massachusetts. With a total population of more than 210,000 residents, the fifteen communities include: Fall River; Somerset; Swansea; Rehoboth; Dighton; New Bedford; Acushnet; Dartmouth; Fairhaven; Freetown; Mattapoisett; Marion; Rochester; Wareham; and Westport.
Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA mission is to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) is accelerating economic and social impact through entrepreneurship in mid-sized cities. EforAll, believes that anyone, regardless of background, education, industry, or zip code, should be given the opportunity, resources, and support, to turn their dream of starting a business into a reality.