In celebration of Black History Month, meet some of our recent small business grantees and Small Business Technical Assistance providers that focus support to this community.


Anchor'd, a home decor, bath and body wellness boutique, dedicates a portion of its sales to provide post-trauma care packages to victims of sexual assault and human trafficking. Anchor'd used its Biz-M-Power grant to remodel the front-of-store shelving and storage area and improve its outdoor signage and security cameras.


CNCPT6 in Lowell, an art gallery/cocktail lounge specializing in curated conceptual experiences designed to engage and heighten all five senses, with the viewer being No. 6, used its Biz-M-Power grant to acquire necessary equipment including an ice machine, refrigerator and dishwasher.


African Authentics, an importer of stone sculptures and other goods from various communities in Zimbabwe, used its Empower Digital grant to update its website. The owner has established a cooperative in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, to make high-quality beaded wire art, which African Authentics also sells.  


Nüssli118, of Cambridge, a maker of plant-based desserts and gifts, used its Empower Digital grant to enhance its social media presence. 
Our network of Small Business Technical Assistance providers act as business consultants, providing local or regional one-on-one mentoring in various aspects of managing a business.

ACEDONE assists African refugees and immigrants in Boston in developing a self-sufficient and vital community.

BBEC aids and advocates for economic development regarding the community of Berkshire Black entrepreneurs.

BECMA advocates for the support and sustainment of Black businesses across the Commonwealth.

MCCI is bridging the capital access gap in black communities through its Foundation for Business Equity Programming.  
Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation | MGCC