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 on button below.

  

2019 Training Calendar
   JANUARY
11 Legal Clinic (Buzzards Bay)
23 Starting a Business, Step-by-Step (New Bedford)
  
   FEBRUARY
8 Legal Clinic (Taunton)
27 Creating Your Business Plan for Success (New Bedford)
  
   MARCH
29 Legal Clinic (Fall River)
  
   APRIL
12 Legal Clinic (Plainville)
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Descriptions

Legal Clinics

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP'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:

  • Friday, January 11, 2019 [click here to register]
    Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce, 70 Main Street, Buzzards Bay
    Cosponsored by the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce

  • Friday, February 8, 2019 [click here to register]
    SEED Corporation, 80 Dean Street, Taunton
    Cosponsored by SEED Corporation

  • Friday, March 29, 2019 [registration link coming soon]
    Bristol County Chamber of Commerce, 200 Pocasset Street, Fall River
    Cosponsored by the Bristol County Chamber of Commerce

  • Friday, April 12, 2019 [registration link coming soon]
    United Regional Chamber of Commerce, 310 South Street, Plainville
    Cosponsord by the United Regional Chamber of Commerce

Starting a Business, Step-by-Step

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 which will take you from feasibility analysis to licensing and permitting to business planning to financing criteria. Cliff Robbins, senior business advisor at MSBDC, will present this free workshop to anyone is in the process or thinking about starting their own business. 

Space is limited and online registration is required.

Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Time: Registration 2:15 p.m.; Workshop 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: The Quest Center, 1213 Purchase Street, 2nd Floor NBEDC Conference Room, New Bedford (enter through front door and take elevator to the 2nd floor)
Cost: Free
Contact: Call the MSBDC office at 508-673-9783 with questions

Cosponsored by the New Bedford Economic Development Council

Creating Your Business Plan for Success

Who needs a business plan? If you're in business, YOU DO! The old expression is true, "If you fail to plan, you're planning to fail." 

Join Cliff Robbins, senior business advisor at MSBDC, 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, February 27, 2019
Time:
Registration 2:15 p.m.; Workshop 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Location:
The Quest Center, 1213 Purchase Street, 2nd Floor NBEDC Conference Room, New Bedford (enter through front door and take elevator to the 2nd floor)
Cost: Free
Contact: Call the MSBDC office at 508-673-9783 with questions

Cosponsord by the New Bedford Economic Development Council

 

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.