Since 1992, Dorchester Bay has been committed to providing assistance to local entrepreneurs. The Dorchester Bay Small Business Assistance Program provides:
DBEDC provides substantial pre-loan and post-loan assistance to participating businesses. Technical assistance offered on an individual basis includes developing sound business plans, accurate record-keeping, financial management, improving the efficiency of the day-to-day operations, finding new markets, expanding sales, and securing appropriate financing.
Our Capital Investors include religious orders, Calvert Investment Fund, SBA, and the US Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. We are well respected by our peers in the small business assistance community. Through formal and informal partnerships, we’re able to serve a broader clientele, including Spanish and Vietnamese speaking clients, as well as to help clients access a wide variety of services, such as training, pro bono legal services, and targeted consulting. Our partnerships also provide us with a strong stream of well prepared borrowers.