Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network
Southeast Regional Office

  

Training & Events Calendar

  

All training events offered by the MSBDC Southeast Regional Office are free and held in Massachusetts unless otherwise noted. Preregistration is required. Training registrations are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Training programs may be added or cancelled; the training schedule is subject to change. Please review our Registration and Cancellation Policies.

For a complete listing of training offered statewide by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network, visit the MSBDC statewide training calendar at www.msbdc.org/training.

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2019 Training Calendar
   MARCH
20 SEED Basic Entrepreneurial Workshop: Session I: Business Fundamentals (Brockton)
20 SEED Basic Entrepreneurial Workshop: Session II: Understanding Financial Statements (Brockton)
27 Financial Planning for Your Small Business (New Bedford)
28 Powering Your Exports: A Program for Manufacturing and Tech Companies (Brockton)
29 Legal Clinic (New Bedford)
  
   APRIL
12 Legal Clinic (Plainville)
  
   MAY
8 Powering Your Exports: A Program for Manufacturing and Tech Companies (Attleboro)
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Program Descriptions

Legal Clinics

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP'We are pleased to announce that Christopher Cassara, Esq., partner at Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP (PSH), is continuing to hold free Legal Clinics in our office and at our outreach locations. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are eligible to meet one-time, one-on-one for 30 minutes, to discuss general legal questions such as corporate structure, leases, contracts, insurance, employment, franchising, and various other business related issues.

Christopher CassaraAll 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 & confidential 30-minute sessions are offered once a month at various locations. Space is limited and online registration is required.

As a courtesy to Atty. Cassara who is volunteering his time for the Clinics, please call us at 508-673-9783 at least 24 hours in advance if you cannot attend.

 

Dates: Monthly on Fridays - see dates below
Times: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (30-minute appointments)
Location: Varies
Cost: Free
Contact: Online registration is required. Call the MSBDC office at 508-673-9783 with questions.

Register online by clicking on the desired date:

  • Friday, March 29, 2019 [click here to register]
    New Bedford Economic Development Council, The Quest Center, 1213 Purchase Street, 2nd Floor, New Bedford
    Cosponsored by the New Bedford Economic Development Council (NBEDC)

  • Friday, April 12, 2019 [registration link coming soon]
    United Regional Chamber of Commerce, 310 South Street, Plainville
    Cosponsord by the United Regional Chamber of Commerce

SEED Basic Entrepreneurial Workshop: Session I: Business Fundamentals

SEED CorporationThis workshop focuses on helping entrepreneurs understand the fundamentals of owning a business. Information on how to get started, where and how to get financing, and the loan application process will be presented. Attendees will also be provided with a free business plan guide and other materials. 

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: Registration 8:30 a.m.; Workshop 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Metro South Chamber of Commerce, 60 School Street, Brockton 
Cost:  Free
Contact: SEED Corporation at 508-822-1020 ext. 318 or email jmello@seedcorp.com 

Sponsored by SEED Corporation, Rockland Trust Community Development Corporation and Metro South Chamber of Commerce. Held in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), MA Small Business Development Center (MSBDC), and SCORE.

SEED Basic Entrepreneurial Workshop: Session II: Understanding 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. Jill Beresford, senior business advisor with the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center, will present this session.

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Metro South Chamber of Commerce, 60 School Street, Brockton
Cost:  Free
Contact: SEED Corporation at 508-822-1020 ext. 318 or email jmello@seedcorp.com 

Sponsored by SEED Corporation, Rockland Trust Community Development Corporation and Metro South Chamber of Commerce. Held in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), MA Small Business Development Center (MSBDC), and SCORE.

Financial Planning for Your Small Business 

Join Cliff Robbins, senior business advisor with the MSBDC, to gain an understanding of the sources of capital to start a business, develop a capital strategy to fit any stage of your business, mentally prepare for the pros & cons of different funding sources, and rule out sources that will only be frustrating and a dead end. 

You don’t have to be wealthy to start a business. 

  • Inc. 500 Companies: More than 50% have started with $20K or less    
  • 88% of the CEOs used their own piggy banks  
  • Over 50% went on to raise more than $1MM each in future funding rounds (the price was they gave up 100% ownership of the business)

Space is limited and online registration is required.

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time: Registration 2:15 p.m.; Workshoip 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: NBEDC Conference Room @ The Quest Center, 1213 Purchase Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, New Bedford (enter through the front door and take the elevator to the 2nd floor)
Cost: Free
Contact: Call the MSBDC office at 508-673-9783 with questions.       

Cosponsored by the New Bedford Economic Development Council

Powering Your Exports: A Program for Manufacturing and Tech Companies

exportIf you are a manufacturing or technology company in Massachusetts, you should be connected to the global market. Many successful exporters derive more revenue from outside the U.S. than from within it. How do they do it?  What steps can you take to do the same? And how can you build export operations that are both effective and compliant?  

This program is about taking your sales and operations to the next level – we’ll discuss the steps to take for international expansion, implementation of export operations, and some of the potential pitfalls to be avoided. We will also review the many government resources, including grants and other supports, that are available to help supercharge your exports! 

Available on two convenient dates and locations:

  • Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019
    Time: Registration 8:30 a.m.; Program 9:00 - 10:30 a.m., including time for discussion
    Location: Metro South Chamber of Commerce, 60 School Street, Brockton
    Cost: No charge
    Contact: Massachusetts Export Center at 617-973-6610

    Cosponsor by the Metro South Chamber of Commerce
     
  • Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
    Time: Registration 8:00 a.m.; Program 8:30 - 10:00 a.m., including time for discussion
    Location: Attleboro City Hall, Council Annex Room, 77 Park Street, Attleboro
    Cost: No charge
    Contact: Massachusetts Export Center at 508-999-1388

    Cosponsored by the United Regional Chamber of Commerce and the City of Attleboro
 

Registration and Cancellation Policy

Training registrations are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve your space for fee-based events, mail your payment to our office with a copy of the completed registration form or your confirmation email. Your spot is reserved once payment is received by our office. Training programs may be added or cancelled; the training schedule is subject to change. Cancellations received by noon the day prior to the seminar will be entitled to a refund. 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.