Request for Counseling The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Southeast Regional Office provides free, confidential, one-to-one business assistance and free and low-cost training to prospective and existing small businesses. Please complete our online Request for Counseling form by clicking on the button below (this applies to new clients only). This information will be sent directly to the Southeast Regional Office and a staff member will contact you for an appointment. You will receive an email confirmation from email@example.com. Please add this email address to your approved sender list so the confirmation is delivered to your inbox. If you prefer, you may download a paper copy of the Request for Counseling (PDF) by clicking here. You can type directly on the form. Please print the completed form and bring it to your first appointment. Data typed onto this form cannot be saved. If completing the paper version, please call our office at 508-673-9783 to make an appointment. All clients are required to sign our Request for Counseling form in order to receive services. By contacting our office and requesting at least two weeks in advance, every attempt will be made to reasonably accommodate persons with disabilities and those who need translation services. ** Please note: Emails from our office originate from "msbdc.umass.edu". Please add this domain to your approved sender list. We respond to emails and RFC in 2-3 business days. If you do not hear from us within this timeframe, please check your spam or junk folder. If you still do not find the email, please call our office and leave a message.