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Business Development Certificate Program

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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

For 2023: The program will offer six modules of training to be held via zoom from March 1 - May 24, 2023. Each module will be two days of training (every Wednesday, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time). 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.

Program Tuition is $1,200

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

For more information, please contact Katie Shannon at (617) 873-0255 or Katie.Shannon@cambridgecollege.edu.

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