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Business Development Certificate Program



Cambridge College, Mel King Institute for Community Building, and Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) have formed a new partnership to support and educate small business development officers throughout the Commonwealth. A series of courses have been developed that will ultimately boost community-based economic development partners who are committed to supporting the successful launch and growth of small businesses across Massachusetts. See press release

The program will offer six full days of training (9:30am - 4:30pm) to be held at the Cambridge College Campus in Boston. The courses will be taught by faculty from Cambridge College, seasoned business professionals and attorneys from the Lawyers for Civil Rights. The program modules include:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Small Business Environment
  • Module 2: Business Planning Basics
  • Module 3: Bookkeeping and Forecasting
  • Module 4: Marketing Fundamentals & Brand Management
  • Module 5: Small Business Legal Overview
  • Module 6: Small Business Coaching

The program is open to anyone working as a business counselor or technical assistance provider to small businesses.


Cambridge College
Classroom 1315
500 Rutherford Ave.
Boston, MA 02129


Program Tuition is $1,500

MGCC’s Small Business Technical Assistance Grantees have a discounted tuition rate of $600 for the Certificate Program.

Breakfast and lunch will be offered.


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