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. To view online business videos and training, please click here.

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.

 

2017 Training Calendar
 
   APRIL
5 SEED Basic Entrepreneurial Workshop: Session I: Introduction to the Fundamentals of Business Ownership (Nantucket)
5 SEED Basic Entrepreneurial Workshop: Session II: Understanding and Preparing Financial Statements (Nantucket)
7 Legal Clinic (Plainville)
27 Content Marketing: What to Say and How to Say It (New Bedford)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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: Register online by clicking on the desired date below
 

  


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, April 5, 2017
Time: Registration: 8:30 a.m.; Workshop: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, 112 Pleasant Street, Nantucket
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), SCORE and the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce. Cosponsored by SEED Corporation and Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank.

  


  

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, April 5, 2017
Time: 1:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, 112 Pleasant Street, Nantucket
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), SCORE and the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce. Cosponsored by SEED Corporation and Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank.

 


 

Content Marketing: What to Say and How to Say It

cosponsorsHeard of "location, location, location?" For online marketing, it's "content, content, content!" Things like tone, date, time, and frequency impact how you attract and engage your audiences (or not).

Jen Vondenbrink, owner of LS Business Solutions and Authorized Constant Contact Local Expert, will cover tidbits like how many links create the most engagement, how to create high-open subject lines, tips on using pictures and videos, and more.

Jen is a nationally recognized authority on moving people outside their comfort zone. From her career with Starbucks Coffee Company, she learned coloring inside the lines isn't always a formula for growth. Today Jen engages individuals and companies ready for change, especially when it comes to social media and email marketing, as an Authorized Local Expert for Constant Contact, Business Consultant and Trainer.

This is a relaxed, friendly educational session - bring your questions and register now!

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017 
Time: 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: NBEDC Conference Room @ The Quest Center, 1213 Purchase Street, 1st Floor, New Bedford (enter through the Maxfield Street door, left side of the building)
Cost: Free - Space is limited and online registration is required
Contact: Register with link below. Please call the MSBDC office at 508-673-9783 with questions.

register online

Cosponsored by the New Bedford Economic Development Council, LS Business Solutions, and Constant Contact

 

 

 

 


 

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.