Business Development Certificate Program


January 22, 2020
9:30am - 12:30pm
February 5, 2020
9:30am - 4:30pm
February 26, 2020
9:30am - 4:30pm
March 11, 2020
9:30am - 4:30pm
April 29, 2020
9:30am - 12:30pm
May 6, 2020
9:30am - 12:30pm
May 20, 2020
9:30am - 12:30pm
May 27, 2020
9:30am - 12:30pm


Cambridge College, Classroom 1423
500 Rutherford Ave
Boston, MA 02129

Registration for this Program is closed. Please contact Fehintola Abioye ( to be added to the waitlist or with any questions.

Cambridge College, Mel King Institute for Community Building, and Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) have formed a new partnership to deliver innovative programming designed to enhance the skills and resources of business development professionals who are committed to supporting the successful launch and growth of small businesses across the Commonwealth.

The program will offer six full days of training (9:30am - 4:30pm) to be held at the Cambridge College Campus in Boston starting on January 22, 2020. 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:

  • January 22 - Module 1: Introduction to Small Business Environment
  • February 5 - Module 2: Business Planning Basics
  • February 26 - Module 3: Bookkeeping and Forecasting
  • March 11 - Module 4: Marketing Fundamentals & Brand Management
  • April 29 & May 6 - Module 5: Small Business Legal Overview
  • May 20 & May 27 - Module 6: Small Business Coaching

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

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for each session.

***The Program Tuirion is $1,500.

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

Learn more about the program here: 

Business Development Certificate Flyer

Registration deadline: 

Friday, January 10, 2020

Registration fee: 

Regular: $1,500; MGCC Grantee: $600

Type of event: 

MKI Training

Learning area: 

Economic Development