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.

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2018 Training Calendar








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:

  • TBA

Get Your Business Online with Google (2 sessions)

Image result for get your business online with googleStronger businesses build stronger communities. Businesses making use of the web are growing faster and hiring more people. That’s why we’re helping small businesses get online and grow. 

Please join Bryan Caplan, national speaker for Google's "Get Your Business Online" program, as he shows you the ins and outs of building your business with Google products. By the end of the presentations, you will walk away knowing the value-add features Google provides with these free tools. 

Session I:  Reach Customers Online with Google - Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your online presence with search engine optimization (SEO) and online advertising. We also introduce tools to help you run your business online, including Google Analytics and G Suite. 

Session II:  Using Data to Drive Growth - Learn about tools to help you collect and interpret real-time information about how customers are interacting with you online, so, you can make smarter decisions about how to reach key audiences on your budget, timeline, and terms.

Online registration is required.  

Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: UMass Dartmouth's Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (formerly the ATMC), 151 Martine Street, Fall River
Cost: Free 
Contact: MSBDC Southeast Regional Office at 508-673-9783

register online

Cosponsored by Google and Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Using Social Media Marketing to Grow Your Business

Social media can play an important role in growing your business, but where do you begin? This practical workshop will introduce you to social media marketing, cover how it can impact your business, and outline some essential considerations. The workshop will also review top social media tools and platforms and include hands-on exercises to help you get started. 

Please join Jeff Frank, a marketing leader with more than 20 years of experience working with small and medium-size businesses. Jeff is currently a consultant with Chief Outsiders, working as a fractional/part-time chief marketing officer for a number of clients. He lives in the Boston area and volunteers his time as a marketing consultant to several children’s health foundations.

Space is limited and online registration is required.

Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Time: 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: NBEDC Conference Room @ The Quest Center, 1213 Purchase Street, 1st 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 and Chief Outsiders

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.