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. We are committed to supporting small business owners who are often shut out from traditional financing and helping their businesses thrive.

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Learn about our loans

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

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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

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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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Testimonials

Our Team

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

Certified Small Business Lender

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:

Reginauld Williams
Director of Small Business

Reginauld “Reggie” Williams is a strategic communications executive and management consultant working at the intersection of civic design, content production, and public policy. Most recently, Reggie served as the communications director at the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, a leading think tank advancing racial and economic justice through equitable policy solutions. Prior to joining MassBudget, Reggie held roles on the Innovation and Government & Regulatory Affairs teams at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Blue Cross) where he honed his practice as a human-centered design strategist.

Before his time at Blue Cross, Reggie served as the development director at the Transformative Culture Project after attending Morehouse College where he studied foreign policy and ethical leadership. As a small business advisor, Reggie trained entrepreneurs to develop go-to-market strategies with the Uptima Entrepreneur Cooperative during their national program expansion. He is a faculty member at Tufts University’s Derby Entrepreneurship Center where he teaches creative entrepreneurship and innovation. Reggie is a dedicated advocate for arts and culture, having campaigned for arts education funding as a member of MassCreative’s Leadership Council and as the board chairman for the Boston Arts and Music Soul (BAMS) Festival. Reggie is a Neighborhood Fellow at Tufts University pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Policy, and serves on the President’s Council for the Dimock Center.

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617-533-9559

Brenda Bobadilla
Associate Director of Small Business

As the Associate Director of Small Business, Brenda provides the following services for Small Business clients in addition to helping to lead the small business team: Compliance & Reporting, Pre-loan/post-loan Instruction; Loan Servicing; Technical Assistance; and Quarterly Checkups. 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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617-533-9578

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
Business Assistance Officer

Nicholas “Nick” Fernandes is a Business Assistance Officer with the Economic Opportunity 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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