Business Resources

Helping Businesses Thrive
Whether your business has been in Ashland for many years or are just getting started, we want to work with you to make sure your business has the opportunity to thrive. Our local businesses are an important part of our community which help makes Ashland a great place to live and work. The Town of Ashland wants to hear from you! Please let us know how we can help your business succeed and continue to be an important partner in Ashland’s economic landscape! 

Free Business Counseling

SCORE 


SCORE is the nation's largest volunteer business counseling service, is a nonprofit association dedicated to help those in business, about to start one, or just thinking about it. Founded in 1964, SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The confidential counseling is FREE plus there are a modestly priced seminars in the Greater Boston area. Their primary goal is to create an on-going relationship with small business entrepreneurs to help them make good business decisions to foster successes, which leads to profits. SCORE business counselors are available at Ashland Town Hall.  Contact Beth Reynolds at breynolds@ashlandmass.com or by phone at 508-532-7905   to book your appointment.

Massachusetts Small Business Development Center at Clark University (SBDC)

The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network Central Regional Office is located in the Historic District on the campus of Clark University. They provide free and confidential one-to-one management advice and technical assistance to prospective and existing small businesses. Their business advisors will assist you in developing your business plan, marketing plan, financials, cash flows and other areas critical to ensure a successful venture. Often times, they will also act as a common access point for financing, and upon evaluation by their staff, can recommend or even introduce owners to the appropriate federal, state or local financing sources. An expert business counselor is available at the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce office on Thursdays. Contact the Chamber Office to schedule an appointment at (508) 879-5600.