Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC)


2015 Training & Events Calendar

All seminars are held in Massachusetts unless otherwise noted.
Pre-registration is required for seminars.

 Cancellation Policy
  JUNE
24 How to Build an Effective Website (Wareham)
30 WordPress Clinic (Buzzards Bay)
 
For a listing of MSBDC seminars & workshops offered throughout the state, visit the MSBDC statewide training calendar at www.msbdc.org/training.

 





 
 



Program Descriptions

The SBA Advantage

SBAThis workshop will help you gain a better understanding of the various U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) programs and services that are available to prospective or current entrepreneurs who need assistance in starting or expanding their businesses. 

General information will be provided on the following programs and services:

  • SCORE – Counselors to America’s Small Business
  • MSBDC – Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network
  • BICs - Business Resource Centers
  • SBA Guaranty Loan Programs: 7(a), Micro Loans, Patriot and SBA Express Loans, and 504 Project Loan Development
  • Government Contracting Opportunities: 8(a) Business Development, HUBZones (Historically Underutilized Business Zones), Small Disadvantaged Business, and Surety Bonding (when applicable, 2 years in business experience required)
  • Disaster Assistance 

This free two-hour program is offered on various dates and locations. Please contact the appropriate agency to register (see chart below for details).

Cosponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration

Date & Time Location & Registration Details

 

Legal Clinic (offered monthly)

legal cosponsorsWe are very pleased to announce that Chris Cassara, Esq., partner at Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP (PSH), is continuing to hold free legal clinics in our office and at outreach sites. 

Typically held on the second Friday afternoon of each month, individuals, entrepreneurs, and small business owners are eligible to meet one-on-one for 30 minutes, one time, to discuss general legal questions such as corporate structure, leases, contracts, insurance, employment, franchising, and various other business related issues.  

All services are provided by PSH which is not acting as an agent or representative of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network (MSBDC). By meeting with PSH you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the MSBDC from any and all claims and liability arising from your session with PSH. Participants will receive a general waiver statement prior to their meeting.

These free 30-minute sessions are offered on various dates in various locations - please see the calendar below for details.

Dates: Monthly on Friday - see below
Times: 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. (30-minute appointment)
Location: Varies
Cost: Free
Contact: Alison at the MSBDC at 508-673-9783 ext.10 to schedule a free & confidential
30-minute appointment

Cosponsored by Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP

Date Location & Details
   




 

Social Media Clinic (offered monthly)

Workforce Education at Cape Cod Community CollegeIndividuals, entrepreneurs, and small business owners are eligible to meet one-on-one for 30 minutes, one time per calendar year, to discuss general social media questions related to Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, Basic SEO, Blogging, and social media time management with Tammi Jacobsen, interim director for Workforce Education at Cape Cod Community College (CCCC).

All services are offered by CCCC which is not acting as an agent or representative of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network (MSBDC). By meeting with CCCC you agree to indemnify and hold harmless MSBDC from any and all claims and liability arising from your session with CCCC.

These free 30-minute sessions are offered on various dates in various locations - please see the calendar below for details.  

Date: Monthly on Thursday - see below
Time: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (30-minute session)
Location: Varies
Cost: Free
Contact: To register, contact Mary Conklin in the CCCC WERC Office at 508-375-5002
 

Date Location
   

WordPress Clinic (offered monthly)

Individuals, entrepreneurs and small business owners are eligible to meet one-on-one for 30 minutes, one time per calendar year, to discuss general WordPress questions and learn tips and tricks for creating and maintaining a WordPress blog or website with Sheila Crowley, WordPress trainer, web designer, and instructor at Cape Cod Community College (CCCC).

All services are offered by CCCC which is not acting as an agent or representative of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network (MSBDC). By meeting with CCCC you agree to indemnify and hold harmless MSBDC from any and all claims and liability arising from your session with CCCC.

These free 30-minute sessions are offered on various dates in Hyannis and Buzzards Bay - please see the calendar below for details. 

Date: Monthly on Tuesday - see below
Time: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (30-minute session)
Location: Varies
Cost: Free
Contact: To register, contact Mary Conklin in the CCCC WERC Office at 508-375-5002
 

Date Location
Tues., Jun 30, 2015 Buzzards Bay
 
Cosponsored by Workforce Education at Cape Cod Community College and Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce






How to Build an Effective Website

You know your business needs a website – but why, how, and what’s important? Learn all of the elements that should go into the web design process from the professionals at Spectrum Marketing Group. 

In this interactive workshop you will learn the process of creating or re-creating a website by targeting your audience; being mobile responsive and search engine friendly (SEO); and using the advantages of content management systems. 

The discussion will also include the design process, characteristics of good websites, shopping carts, using flash, commonly made mistakes, attracting more visitors, improving conversion ratios, the launch process of registering and verifying with search engines, installing and monitoring Google Analytics, and the advantages vs. disadvantages of "do-it-yourself." Please join us and bring your questions!

Space is limited and complimentary beverages and snacks will be provided by the Wareham CEDA.

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Location: Memorial Town Hall, Auditorium, First Floor, 54 Marion Road, Wareham
Cost: Free, but pre-registration is required (the $15 fee has been absorbed by our cosponsors)
Contact: Register online or contact Alison Moriarty at 508-673-9783 ext. 10 

register online

Cosponsored by the Cape Cod Canal Regional Chamber of Commerce, Wareham Community & Economic Development Authority (CEDA), & Spectrum Marketing Group



Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received 48 hours prior to the seminar will be entitled to a refund minus a $15 processing fee. No refund will be given on notifications received after that time or in any no-show situation. The MSBDC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a seminar due to insufficient enrollment. Registration fees will be returned or credited towards a future program.




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