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
  MARCH
13 Legal Clinic (Hyannis)
18 The SBA Advantage (Brockton)
18 Social Network Basics for Business (Fall River) 
19 The SBA Advantage (Plymouth)
19 Social Media Clinic (Plymouth)
19 SEED Basic Entrepreneurial Workshop: Session I: Introduction to the Fundamentals of Business Ownership (Hyannis)
19 SEED Basic Entrepreneurial Workshop: Session II: Understanding and Preparing Financial Statements (Hyannis)
24 WordPress Clinic (Hyannis)
 
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., March 18, 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
Thur., March 19, 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., March 13, 2015  Hyannis
 
Cosponsored by Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP, Coastal Community Capital EntreCenter, and 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. 

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.

 

Date: Monthly on Thursday - see below
Time: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (30-minute session)
Location: Varies
Cost: Free
Contact: Alison at the MSBDC at 508-673-9783 ext. 10

Cosponsored by Workforce Education at Cape Cod Community College

Date Location
Thurs., March 19, 2015 Plymouth
 
Cosponsored by Workforce Education at Cape Cod Community College and the Plymouth Area 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. Participants will receive a general waiver statement prior to their meeting.  

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: Alison at the MSBDC at 508-673-9783 ext. 10

Cosponsored by Workforce Education at Cape Cod Community College

Date Location
Tuesday, March 24, 2015   Hyannis  
 
Cosponsored by Workforce Education at Cape Cod Community College  






Social Network Basics for Business

There are so many social networks and so little time!  This workshop will cover the basics of both personal and business accounts, highlighting the differences and how to best optimize the accounts. 

We will look at LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest and Google+. 

Join Tricia White, a local Social Media expert, for this fast paced and comprehensive overview of social networks.

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time: 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Cherry & Webb/UMass Dartmouth Building, 139 South Main Street, 4th Floor, Fall River
Cost: Free
Contact: Register online or contact Alison Moriarty at 508-673-9783 ext. 10

register online

Cosponsored by the Fall River Office of Economic Development

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: Thursday, March 19, 2015 
Time: Registration 8:30 a.m.; Workshop 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, 171 Falmouth Road, Hyannis
Cost: Free
Contact: SEED Corporation at 508-822-1020

Sponsored by SEED Corporation and the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank; in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), MA Small Business Development Center (MSBDC), SCORE, Community Development Partnership, and Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce

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: Thursday, March 19, 2015
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, 171 Falmouth Road, Hyannis
Cost: Free
Contact: SEED Corporation at 508-822-1020

Sponsored by SEED Corporation and the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank; in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), MA Small Business Development Center (MSBDC), SCORE, Community Development Partnership, and Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce



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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