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.

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

  

2021 Training Calendar
   Please note that all in-person training is suspended and training is offered online.
 
Jun 24 Making Sense of Online Marketing: A Simple Checklist for Success
Jun 29 Creating a Successful Business Behavior in Your Team
Jun 30 The Business of Art
Jun 30 Demystify State and Federal Certifications for Small Business
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

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. (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:
 

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Making Sense of Online Marketing: A Simple Checklist for Success

Grab your lunch and join us for this virtual experience. The idea of getting your business online can often feel scary and even confusing. With so many moving parts, figuring out what to do and how to do it presents a unique challenge for time-starved small business owners. Don’t worry, once you understand how it all works together you can stop wasting time and focus on the things that actually benefit your business.

If you’re just getting started with online marketing or not seeing the results you’ve hoped for...this session is for you. You’ll learn the foundational elements that will help you get the word out about your business and you won’t need a marketing degree to do it! 

Key Takeaways: 

  • How people find you online 
  • How to set yourself up for success 
  • How to encourage new and repeat business

The speaker will be Susan Finn, owner of Rise Above Noise.

Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Time: 12:00 -1:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Contact: Anne Fenton at amfenton@msbdc.umass.edu

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

Creating a Successful Business Behavior in Your Team

Join Andrew Botieri of GNA Training as he discusses the keys to creating a successful team.  In today's marketplace COVID has tested us all and how we operate our business and grow our revenues and share of the market. Why did many companies have a banner year in 2020, while others faulted? It's because the successful companies understand the Success Triangle: Behavior Attitude Techniques.

Learn how disciplining your Attitude, creates successful Behaviors with the proper, consistent Techniques that ensure continued and replicated success. If you and your team need that extra push to exceed your company goals in 2021, then this workshop is for you!

Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. EST
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Contact: Anne Fenton at amfenton@msbdc.umass.edu

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

The Business of Art

Cliff Robbins, senior business advisor with the MSBDC, will take you through the steps needed to successfully promote and sell your art while growing your business.

Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. EST
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Contact: Anne Fenton at amfenton@msbdc.umass.edu

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

Demystify State and Federal Certifications for Small Business Informational Session 

HarborOneContracting with large corporations and government agencies can be a great way to grow your small business. Often, the first step in the contracting process is getting certified as a minority owned, woman owned or veteran owned business.

Join us for an informational session where Managing Partners at M&A Supplier Diversity Consultants, Maria Gonzalez and Andie Ryoo will share their knowledge and provide a better understanding of the following topics: 

  • Types of certifications
  • Advantages of being certified
  • What Supplier Diversity program means
  • Public and Private Marketplace
  • State of MA Small Business Purchasing Program

Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. EST
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Contact: HarborOne at info@harboroneu.com

Cosponsored by HarborOne Bank and HarborOneU

 

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.