Small Business

Dorchester Bay is here to support your business.

We can help you plan and launch your business, access capital, and find tools to grow your business. We support businesses in Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, and Roslindale. 

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Learn about our loans

We offer loans in a range of sizes with flexible payment schedules.

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Boost your skills

Learn the skills you need to launch and run your business!

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Speak with business experts

We’re here to guide you! Our one-on-one services are offered in English, Spanish, and Cape Verdean Kriolu.

Our Impact

in Small Business Loans
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jobs created and retained
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small businesses receive technical assistance and loan offerings per year
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of businesses are minority owned
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of business owners are women of color
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years of service to thousands of clients
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Named 2019 SBA Microlending Intermediary of the year

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Our Team

  • Brenda Bobadilla
    Brenda Bobadilla
    Director of Small Business
  • Cesar J. Camacho
    Cesar J. Camacho
    Lending and Outreach Officer
  • Nicholas Fernandes
    Nicholas Fernandes
    Lending and Outreach Officer

Certified Community Development Financial Institution

Dorchester Bay is a Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) certified by the US Treasury, and a Small Business Administration (SBA) Microlender. Our small business work is part of our broader mission to create and sustain wealth and jobs for individuals and families living in Boston, with an emphasis on supporting BIPOC, women, and immigrant business owners.

Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity Disclaimer

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of the Treasury policy, Dorchester Bay is prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

To submit a complaint of discrimination, contact the Department of the Treasury using one of the following methods:

Brenda Bobadilla
Director of Small Business

As Director of Small Business, Brenda leads the Small Business team in providing clients with loans, grants, and technical assistance. Brenda is bilingual and worked for two small businesses in California before joining Dorchester Bay. Brenda started as in admin here at Dorchester Bay back in 2017 and transitioned into small business in 2018. She attended Cambridge College for her Business Development Certification and also participated in the NALCAB Pete Garcia Community Economic Development Fellowship and got her certificate.

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Cesar J. Camacho
Lending and Outreach Officer

As the Lending and Outreach Officer Cesar is committed to promoting loan products, cultivating relationships, performing financial analyses, and providing credit recommendations to underserved small businesses in Boston, with a focus on Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan, while actively engaging in business development efforts to grow the loan portfolio and support Dorchester Bay’s mission of serving diverse communities predominantly of color.

Cesar is a passionate and results-driven professional committed to community development. With a proven track record in relationship management and business development, he specializes in supporting underserved small businesses and driving economic growth in diverse communities. Beyond his lending experience, Cesar brings a deep understanding of racial equity and a commitment to serving under-resourced small businesses represented by minority, immigrant, and women-owned clientele. His ability to connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds has been instrumental in fostering trust, building strong client relationships, and providing an exceptional client experience.

In his spare time, Cesar finds joy in exploring nature with his partner and their two children through running, hiking, and fishing, while also embracing his inner coach as he guides K1 students in soccer and unleashes his creativity through DIY projects at home.

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Nicholas Fernandes
Lending and Outreach Officer

Nicholas “Nick” Fernandes is a Lending and Outreach Officer with the Small Business team. Nick is a strong believer and proponent of economic empowerment and equity. In his most recent role as an owner/operator of the award-winning JJ’s Caffe in Brockton, MA, Nick has been in the shoes of Dorchester Bay small business clients. At JJ’s, Nick, along with his family strived to create a warm and welcoming environment for everyone, living by the motto “Enter as Strangers, Leave as Friends.”

Nick was born and raised in Brockton, Massachusetts. He is an alumnus of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and earned his MBA from Babson College.

Nick brings this vision of servant leadership to Dorchester Bay EDC. He loves to help people and their businesses grow and flourish.

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