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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2018 Training Calendar
 
   JANUARY
22 Success for Small Business Accelerated Program - Part 1 (Brockton)
25 How to Start a Business in New Bedford (New Bedford)
26 Social Media Tips, Tricks & Trends (Mansfield)
26 Legal Clinic (Buzzards Bay)
29 Success for Small Business Accelerated Program - Part 2 (Brockton)
  
   FEBRUARY
6 Social Media Advertising (Brockton)
16 Legal Clinic (Taunton)
28 SEED Basic Entrepreneurial Workshop: Session I: Introduction to the Fundamentals of Business Ownership (Dedham)
28 SEED Basic Entrepreneurial Workshop: Session II: Understanding and Preparing Financial Statements (Dedham)
  
  MARCH
16 Legal Clinic (Fall River)
  
   APRIL
27 Legal Clinic (Plainville)
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

  

  

  

   

 

 

  

 

 

  

   


 
Program Descriptions

Legal Clinics

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP'The MSBDC is pleased to announce that Christopher Cassara, Esq., a 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 and/or representative of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network. 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 and confidential 30-minute sessions are offered once a month at various locations. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration opens online two weeks prior to each legal clinic's date. If you have questions, please call the MSBDC office at 508-673-9783.

As a courtesy to Attorney Cassara, who is volunteering his time for the clinics, please call our office at at least 24 hours in advance if you cannot attend your appointment.

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

Register online by clicking on the desired date below:

HarborOneSuccess for Small Business Accelerated Program (Part 1)

Success for Small Business (SSB) is a program developed to assist small business owners and provide guidance on how to operate a small business successfully. In an effort to support economic growth in the communities we serve, HarborOne U has designed a series of free Small Business classes with the busy small business owner in mind.

Join us for an accelerated program delivered over two evenings where we will cover the following required SSB courses in Part 1:

  • Planning for a Healthy Business
  • Personal Credit & Banking Services
  • Into to Marketing

Space is limited and online registration is required. 

Date: Monday, January 22, 2018
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: HarborOne U at HarborOne Bank, 68 Legion Parkway, Brockton
Cost: Free
Contact: Sheila Farragher at info@harborone.com or 508-895-1300

register online

Cosponsored by HarborOne U at HarborOne Bank

How to Start a Business in New Bedford

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 workshop where you will learn about the following topics:

  • Feasibility analysis
  • Licensing and permitting
  • Business planning
  • Financing criteria

Cliff Robbins, senior business advisor with the MSBDC, will present this free workshop to anyone who is in the process or thinking about starting their own business.

Space is limited and online registration is required at  is required. 

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: NBEDC Conference Room @ The Quest Center, 1213 Purchase Street, 3rd Floor, New Bedford
Cost: Free
Contact: Please call the MSBDC office at 508-673-9783 with questions.

register online

Cosponsored by the New Bedford Economic Development Council  

HarborOne

Social Media Tips, Tricks & Trends

Having an online presence is vital to the success of a business. Discover important social media strategies you can implement as well as tips, tricks and trends for 2018.

Speaker Tricia White will discuss:

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Getting found online
  • What's new in social networks
  • Mobile trends 
  • Engagement and more!  

Space is limited and online registration is required.

Date: Friday, January 26, 2018
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: HarborOne U at HarborOne Bank, 131 Copeland Drive, Mansfield
Cost: Free
Contact: Sheila Farragher at info@harborone.com or 508-895-1300

register online

Cosponsored by HarborOne U at HarborOne Bank  

HarborOneSuccess for Small Business Accelerated Program (Part 2)

 Success for Small Business Accelerated Program (SSB) is a program developed to assist small business owners and provide guidance on how to operate a small business successfully. In an effort to support economic growth in the communities we serve, HarborOneU has designed a series of free Small Business classes with the busy small business owner in mind.

Join us for an accelerated program delivered over two evenings where we will cover the following required SSB courses in Part 2:

  • Marketing Your Brand
  • Budgeting & Financial Basics
  • Managing Cash Flow

Space is limited and online registration is required.

Date: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: HarborOne U at HarborOne Bank, 68 Legion Parkway, Brockton
Cost: Free
Contact: Sheila Farragher at info@harborone.com or 508-895-1300

register online

Cosponsored by HarborOne U at HarborOne Bank

Social Media Advertising

HarborOneIf you are looking to grow your business, you may want to consider social media advertising. To see if it is a good fit for your small business, you may ask yourself:

  • What ad types will be most effective for your business?
  • Which network has the greatest potential reach?
  • Which platform has the most competitive cost per ad?

These are all important questions for people who are thinking about paid social media advertising, so let’s dive deep into the data and examine the pros and cons of each social channel from an advertising perspective. Social networks coverage will include Facebook, Instagram, Google and more.

Space is limited and online registration is required with link below.

Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: HarborOne U at HarborOne Bank, 68 Legion Parkway, Brockton
Cost: Free
Contact:  Sheila Farragher at info@harborone.com or 508-895-1300

register online

Cosponsored by HarborOne U at HarborOne Bank

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, February 28, 2018
Time: Registration 9:30 a.m.; Workshop: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Dedham Institute for Savings, 55 Elm Street, Dedham
Cost: Free
Contact: SEED Corporation at 508-822-1020 ext. 318

Held in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), MA Small Business Development Center (MSBDC), and SCORE. Sponsored by SEED Corporation and Dedham Institute for Savings.

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, February 28, 2018
Time: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Dedham Institute for Savings, 55 Elm Street, Dedham
Cost: Free
Contact: SEED Corporation at 508-822-1020 ext. 318

Held in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), MA Small Business Development Center (MSBDC), and SCORE. Sponsored by SEED Corporation and Dedham Institute for Savings.

 

 

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.