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The Massachusetts Export Center organizes several Partners for Tradeseminars throughout the year under the Partners for Trade program, the official export training initiative of the Commonwealth. Click on image to download the
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Massachusetts Export Resource Center

The Massachusetts Export Center recently unveiled the Massachusetts Export Resource Center, a comprehensive, one-stop resource for accessing a wide range of instructional and practical information on exporting to help your business grow and take advantage of international opportunities. Registration is free. Click on logo above to learn more.

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Each registration link is program-specific. If no link is listed, online registration is not available or registration has closed. Preregistration is required for all seminars.

Registrations are booked after payment is received on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve your space, mail your payment to the appropriate office with a copy of the completed registration form.

Programs may be added or cancelled; schedule is subject to change. All training seminars are held in Massachusetts unless otherwise noted.

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All seminars are held in Massachusetts unless otherwise noted.

Preregistration is required for all seminars. 

Program Descriptions  |  Cancellation Policies
4 Basics of Starting a Business (Greenfield)
4 Win Contracts with MassDOT (Springfield) 3-day workshop series
4 Getting Started in Business (Quincy)
10 Don't Be that Boss - How to Avoid Common Employer/Employee Mistakes  (Fall River)
10 New EU Labeling Requirements for Seafood Exports (New Bedford)
11 Starting a Business: What You Need to Know (Salem)
11 Free Social Media Clinic (Plymouth)
12 Free Legal Clinic (Attleboro)
15 Basics of Starting a Business (Holyoke)
16 How to Become a GSA Federal Supply Schedule Holder and Government Contracting 101 (Boston)
16 Power Up Your Elevator Pitch (Salem)
16 Your Business Plan: Soup to Nuts (Lawrence)
17 Born to Sell: Mastering the Sales Process (Fall River)
17 SEED Basic Entrepreneurial Workshop: Session I: Learn the Fundamentals of Planning, Preparing for, and Financing Your Business (Mansfield)
17 SEED Basic Entrepreneurial Workshop: Session II: Learn to Understand Financial Statements and How They Help to Determine the Health of Your Business (Mansfield)
17 The SBA Advantage (Brockton)
18 Cash Flow Your Way to Breakeven (Beverly) 
18 More Options for Business Ownership: Buy an Existing Business or Franchise (Salem)
18 Preparing for a Small Business Loan Application (Springfield)
18 The SBA Advantage (Plymouth)
24 Build Your Marketing Toolkit - Newsletters & Announcements that Rock! (Springfield)
24 10 Ways to Beef Up Your Website (Salem)
30 Back By Popular Demand! How to Network More Effectively (Salem)
30 Free Wordpress Clinic (Hyannis) - limited availability
1 Best Year Ever (Springfield)
2 Basics of Starting a Business (Greenfield)
2 Pricing Your Products and Services (Salem)
2 Small Business Expo (Boston)
3 The Business of Social Entrepreneurship: How and Why to Create
a B-Corp (Salem)
6 Basics of Starting a Business (Springfield)
6 Getting Started in Business (Boston)
7 Six Points of an Effective Marketing Strategy (Salem)
8 Creating a Small Business Website (Fall River)
9 Your Business Plan: Soup to Nuts (Beverly)
9 Art of Business & Setting Prices (Springfield)
9 Free Social Media Clinic (Hyannis)
10 Free Legal Clinic (Brockton)
15 The SBA Advantage (Brockton)
16 Build Your Marketing Toolkit - Social Media 102 You're Social. Now What? (Springfield)
16 The SBA Advantage (Plymouth)
16 Money Basics: Start Off on the Right Financial Foot (Salem)
17 Food Regulations: Important Information for Food Businesses (Salem)
20 Business Finance and Accounting Basics (Cambridge)
21 Introduction to QuickBooks (Springfield)
21 Business Technology Update: What You Need to Know (Salem)
21 Hiring and Managing Employees and Contractors (Lawrence)
22 Ask the Expert - Health Insurance (Fall River)
23 Hiring How-To's for Business Owners (Salem)
28 Free Wordpress Clinic (Hyannis)
29 The Information Shield Best Practices to Safeguard Personal Information (Ludlow)
3 Basics of Starting a Business (Springfield)
6 Business Insurance: What Kind and How Much Do You Need? (Salem)
12 Understanding Your Company's Cash Flow (Springfield)
13 The Art & Science of Sales and Marketing (Beverly)
13 Basics of Starting a Business (Greenfield)
14 Local Food - How to Find and Work With Distributors (Salem)
18 Planning a Crowdfunding Campaign: Do's and Don'ts From
Those Who Did It (Salem)
18 Internet Marketing (Lawrence)
18 Avoiding the Most Common Small Business Legal Mistakes (Springfield)
20 Sales: How to Turn a "Maybe" Into a "Yes" (Salem)
20 Getting Started in Business (Boston)
1 Basics of Starting a Business (Springfield)
2 Cash Flow Your Way to Breakeven (Salem)
4 Blogging: How to Make It Work For You (Salem)
4 Basics of Starting a Business (Greenfield)
5 Packaging & Labeling Food Products (Salem)
9 People Skills Matter: Being Powerful, Positive and Professional (Salem)