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Business Resources

Links to help you plan, start and grow your business:

  • Starting a Business? 5 Tips for Launching Your Business
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.
  • SCORE® is a non-profit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.
  • Entrepreneurship Center empowers entrepreneurs with education and training to make the right choices and increase your chances for success.
  • Entrepreneurship For All works with local entrepreneurs to help them turn their business ideas into a reality.
  • The Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce provides a unified voice in shaping the future growth of local business communities. The Chamber works to improve the area’s business climate and quality of life.
  • The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce is the region’s premier business resource network. With a network that serves over 1,000 businesses, the MVCC offers programs, services and events that address the needs of local business owners and companies.
  • The mission of Mill Cities Community Investments advances community revitalization and development in the Merrimack Valley by providing appropriate loan programs and technical assistance to low- and moderate-income communities.
  • The Lowell Development and Financial Corporation (LDFC) is a non-profit development corporation established in 1975 to assist in Lowell’s economic revitalization.
  • The Lawrence Partnership is focused on economic development and improving the quality of life in the city. Their mission has an emphasis on generating ideas, investment, and action. The Lawrence Venture Fund is designed to assist those ventures that add value and diversity to the Lawrence business community. The Fund makes available low-cost financing, with priority given to the commercial and mill districts in and around the downtown area.
  • The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston’s Jobs for New England program is a three-year, $15 million subsidy program dedicated to supporting job growth and economic development throughout New England.
  • The New Hampshire Corporation Division of the New Hampshire Secretary of State’s office is responsible for the required filing of business entities, trademarks and trade names, as well as other miscellaneous filings.
  • The Massachusetts Business Portal provides everything you need to know about starting a business in Massachusetts, including registering your business with the Commonwealth, taxes, licenses & permits, doing business in Massachusetts, laws & regulations, and even a 12-step program on starting a business.
  • At the U.S. Department of Treasury site you can download publications, tax and other Treasury forms.
To apply for loans, open accounts or to schedule a meeting to discuss your business, contact:

Kara Doyle
VP – Commercial Lending
OFFICE: (978) 323-3242
MOBILE: (978) 479-7150
EMAIL: Kara.Doyle@jdcu.com
Jeffrey Turcotte
VP – Commercial Loan Officer
OFFICE: (978) 323-4710
MOBILE: (978) 888-3090
EMAIL: Jeffrey.Turcotte@jdcu.com
Robert Boley
AT – Business Services Advisor
OFFICE: (978) 703-7982
MOBILE: (978) 421-4644
EMAIL: Robert.Boley@jdcu.com