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SaveYourRefund – Win Prizes

Doorways to Dreams Fund tSaveYourRefund Englishhrough the SaveYourRefund campaign is giving you the opportunity to win $100 in weekly prizes and a grand prize of $25,000. It’s simple, just have your tax preparer use Form 8888 when he or she prepares your taxes electronically so that your refund is split into two parts, one for spending, one for savings.  Try it out for yourself and share it with others. Begin saving for your vision, this is a great opportunity. Check out www.saveyourrefund.com  for details and to register.




Farmer’s Market

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Since 1979, Community Teamwork has sponsored the Lowell Farmers’ Market which offers fresh, locally grown produce from area farmers. Open every Friday from early July through late October, the Farmers’ Market provides the residents and visitors of Lowell an opportunity to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, homemade preserves, other prepared foods, and crafts from local farmers, small businesses and artisans. It is located in downtown Lowell, at City Hall Plaza and offers a satellite market in the Lowell Highlands.

Please see the schedule for additional times and locations of Lowell Farmers’ Market events. All customers are welcome. Vendors must come from New England.

  • We accept Mastercard/Visa, American Express, Discover
  • We accept WIC coupons, SNAP/EBT, and Senior Coupons
  • We are always seeking new vendors and opportunities
  • We are an authorized Farmers’ Market of the Department of Agriculture

Learn more about solutions for Food & Nutrition

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Ismeal Rosado Signing Loan

Bookkeeping Services

Ismeal Rosado Signing Loan scaledCommunity Teamwork’s Merrimack Valley Small Business Center recently expanded its scope of business development services to include bookkeeping to assist small business owners in the Merrimack Valley. This expansion was made possible by a capacity grant provided by the Greater Lowell Community Foundation.

MVSBC now provides a fee-for-service expertise to help local businesses keep track of income and expenses. For many years now the MVSBC has heard from small business owners that keeping their own books is a time consuming process that keeps them from engaging in activities to run their business and generate profits.

Meet with our Bookkeeper and have a FREE assessment TODAY!
Charles Nagbe, MVSBC Bookkeeper
cnagbe@comteam.org or call 978-606-8171

We are here to help UPGRADE the management of your business finances.

Learn more about solutions for Finances & Business or go to the Merrimack Valley Small Business Center website.


Get a Business Loan

Signing loan Agreement scaledWhen lenders say no, we say YES.

The Merrimack Valley Small Business Center offers low-interest loans up to $25,000 to entrepreneurs in the Merrimack Valley who lack access to conventional credit. Capacity to repay the loan is determined through submission of an application and supporting documentation and is strengthened and monitored through continued technical assistance.

For more information, call 978-322-8403.

We serve businesses in the following Massachusetts cities and towns:

Amesbury, Andover, Billerica, Boxford, Chelmsford, Dracut, Groveland, Haverhill, Lawrence, Lowell, Merrimac, Methuen, Newburyport, North Andover, Salisbury, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, West Newbury, and Westford.

This is a U.S. Small Business Administration Microloan Intermediary Lender.

Learn more about solutions for Finances & Business or go to the Merrimack Valley Small Business Center website.

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Grow Your Business

grand opening scaledHere at the Merrimack Valley Small Business Center (MVSBC), we offer a variety of business development services to help you GROW YOUR BUSINESS. We can help you develop a marketing plan, improve your financial situation, prepare to apply for a business loan, and more!

Step 1

Complete make an appointment to meet one-on-one with an MVSBC counselor. At this meeting, you will talk with your counselor about your business, challenges and goals, learn more about MVSBC membership and develop an Action Plan to help you achieve your goals.

Step 2

Become a member of the MVSBC and work with a counselor to take advantage of our business development services and develop an Action Plan to help you achieve your goals.

Your counselor may recommend that you enroll in our 6-week training program Financial Tune UP Boot Camp (FTUBC). FTUBC helps you build your financial literacy skills and improve your financial situation. Features of this 6-week program are:

  • 6 classes will teach you how to budget, track cash, pay down debt, build credit and save for the future.
  • Financial coaching to help you prepare a budget, review your credit report and develop a plan to improve your financial situation.

Step 3

Use your Action Plan as a guide to help you take steps to improve your business. Continue to network with other MVSBC members through monthly networking events and peer networking groups to share best practices and troubleshoot. Your MVSBC counselor will also be checking-in with you to see how things are going and help you achieve your goals!

Learn more about solutions for Finances & Business or go to the Merrimack Valley Small Business Center website.