Supported by a grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts the Wachusett Business Incubator is providing free Business Planning Technical Assistance (BOTA) services to:

Individuals in need of business planning services who are entrepreneurs not yet in business and have a reasonable chance of success upon starting up a new business and others who own or operate existing businesses and wish to increase their capacity and revenue.

In-depth business planning services will be provided to our clients within the Wachusett region which includes, but is not limited to the following communities: Ashburnham, Ayer, Ashby, Athol, Barre, Clinton, Fitchburg, Gardner, Groton, Hardwick, Harvard, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leominster, Lunenburg, Oakham, Orange, Pepperell, Petersham, Phillipston, Princeton, Royalston, Rutland, Shirley, Sterling, Townsend, Templeton, Westminster, and Winchendon.

Clients within reasonable proximity to the Wachusett region are welcome to receive services so long as the intended economic impact, of the startup or existing business, will provide a benefit to inhabitants and/or businesses in our region.

Clients will receive:

  • Expedited business planning services by experienced professionals;
  • Tuition payments for some business-related courses and training sessions offered at the institutions listed below provided that the coursework assists with the development of a new or scaling-up business and is not for employment with another firm (pre-approval by the WBI is required); and,
  • Information and referral services to regional lending institutions, accountants, attorneys, other business service providers, and manufacturers.

Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School (“Monty Tech”)

Mount Wachusett Community College

Entrepreneurial Round Table Series

Fitchburg State University

Business Administration Department

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)/Clark University

SBDC/Clark University

Online Training Programs

QuickBooks™ Training

Microsoft™ Excel Training

Wachusett Business Incubator
31 Lake Street, Suite 500
P.O. Box 725
Gardner, Massachusetts 01440

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