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

To view our online business videos and training, please click on the button below.


2022 Training Calendar
   Please note that all in-person training is suspended and training is offered online.















Program Descriptions

Legal Clinics

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP'Please note that the Legal Clinics have been postponed until further notice.

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. EST (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:

  • TBA

Ready to Turn Your Idea into a Business? NOW is the Time!

So you want to be an entrepreneur, your own boss, a multimillionaire? Starting a business is a major undertaking, if you want to do it right, and maximize the likelihood of success. Join us for a fast paced, dynamic webinar which will take you through the first four steps to starting a business: 

  • Step 1: Examining your motivation for business ownership
  • Step 2: Choosing the right business for you
  • Step 3: Evaluating the feasibility of your chosen business
  • Step 4: Considering start-up requirements and common pitfalls

Cliff Robbins, senior business advisor at MSBDC Southeast Regional Office, will present this free webinar to anyone who has an idea and is in the process or thinking about starting their own business. A representative from the New Bedford Economic Development Council (NBEDC) will also provide information specific to New Bedford businesses.

Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. EST
Location: Online
Cost: No charge
Contact: Anne Fenton at

Cosponsored by the New Bedford Economic Development Council (NBEDC) and Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC)


Registration and Cancellation Policy

Training registrations are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve your space for fee-based events, register online and mail your payment to the office with a copy of the completed registration form or confirmation email. We do not accept credit card payments for training. 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.