MA Small Business Development Center

 2016 Training Calendar


The Massachusetts Export Center organizes several Partners for Tradeseminars throughout the year under the Partners for Trade program, the official export training initiative of the Commonwealth. Click on image to download the Fall 2016 booklet (pdf).

Archived webinars are available on the Massachusetts Export Center's website. Visit for further information.

Massachusetts Export Resource Center

The Massachusetts Export Center created the Massachusetts Export Resource Center, a comprehensive, one-stop resource for accessing a wide range of instructional and practical information on exporting to help your business grow and take advantage of international opportunities. Registration is free!

Each registration link is program-specific. If no link is listed, online registration is not available or registration has closed.

This calendar is subject to change. Pre-registration is required for all events. If you do not register, we cannot notify you in the case of changes and/or cancellations.

All training seminars are held in Massachusetts unless otherwise noted.

Did you know that SBA offers free online training? Click on logo below to see what topics are available.

U.S. Small Business Administration

SBA offers free workshops about SBA services and programs available to Massachusetts businesses.
Click here for details.







All seminars are held in Massachusetts unless otherwise noted.
Preregistration is required for all seminars.

Program Descriptions
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30 Legal Clinic (Rockland)
4 Real-World Implementation of the New Export Control Definitions and DCS Rules (North Reading)
4 Getting Started on a Business Plan (Salem)
6 Put Mobile Apps to Work For You (Salem)
6 Do I Purchase a Franchise, Buy a Business, or Start a Business from Scratch? (Worcester)
6 Basics of Starting a Business (Greenfield)
11 Basics of Starting a Business (Springfield)
11 Excel Tips & Tricks Essential for Building Financial Spreadsheets (Springfield)
13 Creative Uses of Standby Letters of Credit and Other Security Tools for Exporters (webinar)
13 Tracking Your Social Media Success (Salem)
14 Legal Clinic (Centerville)
17 How to Become a GSA Federal Supply Schedule Holder and Government Contracting 101 (Boston)
18 Legal Clinic (Greenfield)
18 What the New Wage & Hour Laws Mean For You (Salem)
19 Your Business Plan: Soup to Nuts (Lawrence) *full*
19 QuickBooks I for Beginners (Springfield)
20 Essentials of Harmonized Tariff Classification and Free Trade Agreement Compliance (Lowell)
20 Building Your Advisory Team - How Important is an Attorney, a CPA, an Insurance Agent & a Banker? (Worcester)
20 Starting or Growing a New Business (Easthampton)
20 Design Secrets for Great Marketing Materials (Salem)
25 Email Marketing That Works (Salem)
27 Small Business Lending: Are You Really Ready for a Loan? (Springfield)
1 Pricing Your Products and Services (Salem)
2 Understanding Your Company's Cash Flow (Springfield)
3 Your Business Plan Should Be Your Roadmap to Success. Is It Sound? (Worcester)
3 Basics of Starting a Business (Greenfield)
7 Basics of Starting a Business (Springfield)
9 Export School Fast Track Certificate Program (Sturbridge)
10 Why You Need to Know About Website Metrics (Salem)
10 QuickBooks II - Intermediate (Springfield)
15 How to Grow Your Existing Business (Salem)
15 Legal Clinic (Chicopee)
15 Essentials of Export Logistics & Regulatory Compliance (Westborough)
16 Cloud, Cybersecurity and Export Compliance: Assessing the Future of U.S. and Wassenaar Controls (webinar)
16 How to Attract More Customers Using Social Media (Springfield)
17 Small Business Accounting 101 (Salem)
17 Starting or Growing a New Business (Northampton)
17 Am I Ready to Meet with the Bank? How Does a Bank Review My Loan Request? (Worcester)
18 STEP Grant Application Webinar (to be confirmed)
18 Legal Clinic (New Bedford)
1 Recruiting Guidelines to Ensure a Good Hire (Salem)
1 Employment Law - How to Stay Compliant When the Rules Keep Changing (Worcester)
1 Basics of Starting a Business (Greenfield)
2 Legal Clinic (Fall River)
5 Basics of Starting a Business (Springfield)
6 Access to Capital (Salem)
8 Updating Your Website - What You Need to Know (Salem)
9 Export Expo (Boston)
13 Pitch For Success (Salem)
14 STEP Grant Application Webinar (to be confirmed)
15 Starting or Growing a New Business (Westfield)
16 Recent Developments in Deemed Exports and Employment Discrimination (webinar)
20 Legal Clinic (Amherst)