Federal Agencies for Businesses

U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

MBDA is the only federal agency tasked with promoting the growth and competitiveness of minority-owned businesses.  The MBDA has a regional office in Boston!  They are located at 101 Huntington Ave., 17th floor.  Their phone number is 1-781-775-5251.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

The U.S. Small Business Administration has devised a guide to help you plan, launch, manage and grow your business. It addresses issues ranging from developing a business plan, selecting a business structure to hiring employees and, mastering day-to-day operations and deciding if and when it is time to grow your business.