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Last updated: 7/19/17

Small Business Center

We serve as a resource to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

The Small Business Center provides direct business assistance, and connects businesses to Business Services Online. We build the capacity of business owners and entrepreneurs to start, run, and grow their business in Boston.

We have Small Business Centers at the Mattapan Community Health Center, the Mattapan Public Library, and ABCD Mattapan.

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Small Business Center hours

Our Small Business Centers are open on Tuesdays from 4 - 7:30 p.m. In July, we'll also be open on two Thursdays, July 6 and July 20, from 4 - 7:30 p.m.

Summer workshops

Summer workshops
Topic / Register link Date Time Location
Is Entrepreneurship for you?
Hosted by Center for Women and Enterprise
June 20
4 - 7:30 p.m.
Mattapan Health Center 
1575 Blue Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02126 
Community Room
Legal aspects of running a business
June 27
4 - 7:30 p.m.
Mattapan Health Center 
1575 Blue Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02126
Community Room 
Topic / Register link Date Time Location
Tech Goes Home Thursdays
July 6
4 - 7:30 p.m.
Mattapan Health Center 
1575 Blue Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02126
Multi Purpose Room
Getting ready for business! Financial checkup
July 11
4 - 7:30 p.m.
Mattapan Library 
1350 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126
Conference Room
Lean business planning
July 18
4 - 7:30 p.m.
ABCD Mattapan 
535 River Street, Mattapan, MA 02126
Tech Goes Home Thursdays
July 20
4 - 7:30 p.m.
Mattapan Library 
1350 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126
Conference Room
Resources for immigrant entrepreneurs
July 25
4 - 7:30 p.m.
Mattapan Library 
1350 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126
Conference Room
Topic / Register link Date Time Location
Access to capital
August 1
4 - 7:30 p.m.
ABCD Mattapan
535 River Street, Mattapan, MA 02126
Running a food-based business and starting a restaurant 101
August 8
4 - 7:30 p.m.
ABCD Mattapan
535 River Street, Mattapan, MA 02126
Winning public contracts and growing your business with City of Boston
August 15
4 - 7:30 p.m.
Mattapan Library 
1350 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126
Conference Room

About the Small Business Center

Small Business Center workshops

Registering for our workshops is easy. Just find a date and time in the “Summer Workshops” section above and click on the link. You can come to as many workshops as you want. Our workshops run for about 60 - 90 minutes.

Even if you don’t register for a workshop, you can still visit one of our Small Business Centers. We welcome drop-in visitors.

Helping your business grow

Do you have an idea for a business but don’t know what to do next? We can help. We have coaches who will help you brainstorm your business idea.

Do you already have a business? Please stop by! We want existing businesses to take advantage of our resources.

Directions to Small Business Centers

The Mattapan Community Health Center is located at 1575 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126. There is ample two-hour, on-street parking and parking in the back of the building. The 28, 29, and 31 buses stop near the Mattapan Community Health Center. The name of the stop is Blue Hill Avenue at Opp Babson Street.

The Mattapan Public Library is located at 1350 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126. The 15, 21, 24/27, 26, 28, 29, and 31 buses stop at the Mattapan Public Library. The name of the bus stop is Blue Hill Avenue at Mattapan Library. There’s also two-hour on-street parking and parking in the back of the library. 

The ABCD Mattapan Family Service Center is located at 535 River Street, Mattapan, MA 02126. The 30, 24, and 27 buses stop near ABCD. If you take the 30 bus, use the Cummins Hwy at River Street stop. Take a right onto River Street and there’s a five-minute walk to the center. If you use the 24 or 27 bus routes, use the River Street at Blue Hill Avenue stop. It’s then a five-minute walk on River Street to the center. There’s also two-hour, on-street parking.