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.

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

 

2018 Training Calendar
 
   APRIL
25 Creating Your Business Plan for Success (New Bedford) *full*
26 SEED Basic Entrepreneurial Workshop: Session I: Introduction to the Fundamentals of Business Ownership (South Dennis)
26 SEED Basic Entrepreneurial Workshop: Session II: Understanding and Preparing Financial Statements (South Dennis)
27 Legal Clinic (Plainville)
  
   MAY
10 SEED Basic Entrepreneurial Workshop: Session I: Introduction to the Fundamentals of Business Ownership (Taunton)
10 SEED Basic Entrepreneurial Workshop: Session II: Understanding and Preparing Financial Statements (Taunton)
11 Legal Clinic (New Bedford)
14 Success for Small Business (SSB) Accelerated Program Part 1 (Randolph)
21 Success for Small Business (SSB) Accelerated Program Part 2 (Randolph)
23 Introduction to QuickBooks for Your Desktop (New Bedford)
24 SEED Basic Entrepreneurial Workshop: Session I: Introduction to the Fundamentals of Business Ownership (Plymouth)
24 SEED Basic Entrepreneurial Workshop: Session II: Understanding and Preparing Financial Statements (Plymouth)
  
   JUNE
8 Legal Clinic Plymouth)
14 SEED Basic Entrepreneurial Workshop: Session I: Introduction to the Fundamentals of Business Ownership (New Bedford)
14 SEED Basic Entrepreneurial Workshop: Session II: Understanding and Preparing Financial Statements (New Bedford)
20 QuickBooks for Your Desktop Continued... (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 offer 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: Online registration is required below. Call the MSBDC office at 508-673-9783 with questions.

Register online by clicking on the desired date below:

Creating Your Business Plan for Success

Sorry, this seminar is full. No walk-ins.

The old expression is true, "If you fail to plan you're planning to fail."  Join Cliff Robbins, senior business advisor at MSBDC Southeast Regional Office, for this presentation that will show you how to write a business plan that will pave the way for you to build a successful business.

Space is limited and online registration is required.

Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Time: 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, 688 Main Street, South Dennis
Cost: Free
Contact: Call the MSBDC office at 508-673-9783 with questions

Cosponsored by the New Bedford Economic Development Council

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: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time: Registration 9:30 a.m.; Workshop 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, 688 Main Street, South Dennis
Cost: Free
Contact: SEED Corporation at 508-822-1020 ext. 318

Sponsored by SEED Corporation and Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank; Held in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC), and SCORE

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: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, 171 Falmouth Road, Hyannis
Cost: Free
Contact: SEED Corporation at 508-822-1020 ext. 318

Sponsored by SEED Corporation and Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank; Held in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC), and SCORE

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: Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time: Registration 9:30 a.m.; Workshop 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Eastern Bank, 742 County Street, Taunton
Cost: Free
Contact: SEED Corporation at 508-822-1020 ext. 318

Sponsored by SEED Corporation and Eastern Bank; Held in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC), SCORE and the Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce

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: Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Eastern Bank, 742 County Street, Taunton
Cost: Free
Contact: SEED Corporation at 508-822-1020 ext. 318

Sponsored by SEED Corporation and Eastern Bank; Held in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC), SCORE and the Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce

Success for Small Business (SSB) Accelerated Program Part 1

HarborOne USuccess 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. Part 1 consists of Planning for a Healthy Business, Personal Credit & Banking Services, and Intro to Marketing.

Date: Monday, May 14, 2018
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: HarborOne U at HarborOne Bank at Randolph Intergenerational Community Center, 128 Pleasant Street, Randolph
Cost: Free
Contact: HarborOne U at 508-895-1300 or info@harboroneu.com

register online

Cosponsored by HarborOne U at HarborOne Bank  

Success for Small Business (SSB) Accelerated Program Part 2

HarborOne USuccess 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. Part 2 consists of Marketing Your Brand, Budgeting & Financial Basics and Managing Cash Flow.

Space is limited and online registration is required.

Date: Monday, May 21, 2018
Time: 5:30  8:30 p.m.
Location: HarborOne U at HarborOne Bank at Randolph Intergenerational Community Center, 128 Pleasant Street, Randolph
Cost: Free
Contact: HarborOne U at 508-895-1300 or info@harboroneu.com

register online

Cosponsored by HarborOneU at HarborOne Bank  

Introduction to QuickBooks for Your Desktop

QuickBooksPlease join Anna Hattub, the owner of AMH Business Services and QuickBooks instructor at Bristol Community College, for an Introduction to QuickBooks for your Desktop. 

This entry-level approach to the most widely used financial software applications in small business today will cover setting up a new company; processing sales and receipts; recording purchases and payments; and reconciling banking transactions. 

This workshop is recommended for any individual who is planning to use QuickBooks or has recently started using QuickBooks, rather than for the experienced user. 

NOTE: This workshop is designed for learning about the BASICS of QuickBooks and is not intended to troubleshoot problems that you may currently be experiencing. Those types of questions are better suited to a one-on-one consulting session or a more advanced QuickBooks workshop. Space is limited and online registration is required.

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Time: 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: NBEDC Conference Room at the Quest Center, 1213 Purchase Street, 3rd Floor, New Bedford (enter through front door & take elevator to the 3rd floor)
Cost: Free
Contact: Call the MSBDC office at 508-673-9783 with questions

register online

Cosponsored by the New Bedford Economic Development Council, Bristol Community College, and AMH Business Services

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: Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time: Registration 9:30 a.m.; Workshop 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, 134 Court Street, Plymouth
Cost: Free
Contact: SEED Corporation at 508-822-1020 ext. 318

Sponsored by SEED Corporation and Eastern Bank; Held in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC), SCORE and the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce

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: Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, 134 Court Street, Plymouth
Cost: Free
Contact: SEED Corporation at 508-822-1020 ext. 318

Sponsored by SEED Corporation and Eastern Bank; Held in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC), SCORE and the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce

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: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time: Registration 8:30 a.m.; Workshop 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Waypoint Event Center, 185 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford
Cost: Free
Contact: SEED Corporation at 508-822-1020 ext. 318

Sponsored by SEED Corporation and Rockland Trust Company; Held in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC), and SCORE

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: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Waypoint Event Center, 185 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford
Cost: Free
Contact: SEED Corporation at 508-822-1020 ext. 318

Sponsored by SEED Corporation and Rockland Trust Company; Held in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC), and SCORE

QuickBooks for Your Desktop Continued...

QuickBooksPlease join Anna Hattub, QuickBooks instructor at Bristol Community College and owner of AMH Business Services, for the continuation of the well received "Introduction to QuickBooks for Your Desktop" workshop. 

In this more advanced session, the following topics will be covered: Customizing Forms; Memorizing Transitions; Tracking and Paying Sales Tax; Reports; Online Banking; and Payroll. Additional topics will be discussed as time allows. 

This workshop is geared to someone who has attended the introduction session or someone who has been working with QuickBooks for Your Desktop for a short time.

Space is limited and online registration is required.

Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time: 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: NBEDC Conference Room at the Quest Center, 1213 Purchase Street, 3rd Floor, New Bedford (enter through front door & take elevator to the 3rd floor)
Cost: Free
Contact: Call the MSBDC office at 508-673-9783 with questions

register online

Cosponsored by the New Bedford Economic Development Council, Bristol Community College, and AMH Business Services

 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.