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
  APRIL
28 WordPress Clinic (Buzzards Bay)
 
  MAY
6 SEED Basic Entrepreneurial Workshop: Session I: Introduction to the Fundamentals of Business Ownership (Plymouth)
6 SEED Basic Entrepreneurial Workshop: Session II: Understanding and Preparing Financial Statements (Plymouth)
14 Social Media Clinic (Buzzards Bay)
20 The SBA Advantage (Brockton)
21 The SBA Advantage (Plymouth)
26 WordPress Clinic (Hyannis)
TBA Legal Clinic (Centerville)
 
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
Wed., May 20, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Career Works, 34 School Street, Brockton
To register, contact Career Works at 508-513-3400
 
Cosponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Brockton Career Works, and SCORE
Thurs., May 21, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Plymouth Career Center, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 200, Plymouth
To register, contact the Plymouth Career Center at 508-732-5399  
 
Cosponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Plymouth Career Center, and SCORE

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
Fri., May TBA Centerville
 
Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP, Coastal Community Capital and the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce




 

Social Media 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 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
Thurs., May 14, 2015 Buzzards Bay
 
Cosponsored by Workforce Education at Cape Cod Community College; Canal Region Chamber of Commerce

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., April 28, 2015 Buzzards Bay
 
Cosponsored by Workforce Education at Cape Cod Community College and Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce 
Tues., May 26, 2015 Hyannis
 
Cosponsored by Workforce Education at Cape Cod Community College






SEED Basic Entrepreneurial Workshop: Session I: Introduction to the Fundamentals of Business Ownership

SEED CorporationThis workshop is geared toward helping potential entrepreneurs evaluate and understand the fundamentals of owning one’s own business. Information on how to get started, where and how to get financing, and the loan application process will be presented.  Attendees will be provided with a guide to writing a business plan and other materials.  Complimentary breakfast and lunch provided.

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 
Time: Registration 8:30 a.m.; Workshop 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, 134 Court Street, Plymouth
Cost: Free
Contact: SEED Corporation at 508-822-1020

Sponsored by SEED Corporation and Eastern Bank; in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), MA Small Business Development Center (MSBDC), SCORE, Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, Plymouth Office of Economic Development

SEED Basic Entrepreneurial Workshop: Session II: Understanding and Preparing Financial Statements

SEED CorporationThe focus of this workshop is to help attendees understand a balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. The workshop also explains how a small business owner can anticipate financial needs in order to operate his/her business more efficiently.

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 
Time: 1:00 - 14:00 p.m.
Location: Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, 134 Court Street, Plymouth
Cost: Free
Contact: SEED Corporation at 508-822-1020

Sponsored by SEED Corporation and Eastern Bank; in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), MA Small Business Development Center (MSBDC), SCORE, Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, Plymouth Office of Economic Development



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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