Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network

 

Statewide Training & Event Calendar

  

Preregistration is required for all events. Each registration link is program-specific. If no link is listed, online registration is not available or registration has closed.

Training registrations are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve your space for fee-based events, mail your payment to the appropriate office with a copy of the completed registration form. Credit cards are only accepted for the Massachusetts Export Center's events. Your spot is reserved once payment is received by the appropriate office. Training programs may be added or cancelled; the training schedule is subject to change.

Please note: Training confirmations are sent from centeric@clients.msbdc.org. If you can't log into your account to register for training, a verification code will be sent from this email address. We use this email frequently, so please add it to your approved sender list.

Please review our cancellation and refund policies.


exporting

Massachusetts Export CenterThe Massachusetts Export Center organizes seminars, webinars and events throughout the year under Partners for Trade—the official export training initiative of the Commonwealth. The Export Center also offers an opportunity to view archived webinars. For further information, visit www.mass.gov/export.

On the calendar below, globe indicates an exporting training event.

Massachusetts Export Resource CenterThe 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. Click on the logo to view the website. Registration is free!

SBA
Did you know that the U.S. Small Business Administration offers free online training through its Learning Center? Click on the SBA logo to view topics.

SCORESCORE conducts a variety of free and low-cost, educational workshops that provide valuable information necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.
Greater Boston | Western MA | Central MA | Southeast MA | Cape Cod & the Islands | Northeast MA

Visit our community calendar for additional training opportunities.


          

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2021 Training Calendar 

 globe = export training
Until further notice, in-person training is suspended. All training is offered online.
 MAY
11 Federal Marketing and Networking
11 Debt Relief Options for COVID-19 Impacted Businesses
11 Business Fundamentals: Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
13 Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Overview
17 Business Continuity and Ownership Transition Options
18 Getting Relief for Shuttered Venue Operators
18 SWOT Analysis - A Powerful Management Tool
18 Tapping Into the Restaurant Revitalization Fund
19 Starting a Business: What You Need to Know
19 Understanding Cash Flow and How it Affects Your Business
13 Global Trade Shipping Update: Trends in Inbound, Outbound and Global Air & Ocean Cargo globe
20 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Resources for Inventors, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs
20 Como Empezar Y Crecer Su Negocio
26 Exploring Innovation Coast-to-Coast
27 Trademark Basics
 
 JUNE
2 Building Sustainable Business Webinar Series: Seizing the Market
3 Copyright Basics
3 Basics of Starting Your Business
3 Small Business Resources Forum  
7 Basics of Starting Your Business
11 Trends in U.S. Export Controls for the Electronics and Semiconductor Sector in Greater China globe
15 Business Legal Primer
16 Your Business Plan - Soup to Nuts
17 Your Path to Growth in Life Sciences: Leveraging Resources & Avoiding Pitfalls
17 Plan de negocios: de la A a la Z
30 Demystify State and Federal Certifications for Small Business
 
 JULY
1 Basics of Starting Your Business
 
 AUGUST
2 Basics of Starting Your Business
5 Basics of Starting Your Business
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Program Descriptions


SBA Workshops

U.S. Small Business AdministrationThese workshops will help you gain a better understanding of the various U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) programs and services that are available to prospective or current entrepreneurs who need assistance in starting or expanding their businesses. 

General information will be provided on the following programs and services:

  • SCORE – Counselors to America’s Small Business
  • MSBDC – Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network
  • SBA Guaranty Loan Programs: 7(a) Loans, Micro Loans, SBA Express Loans, and 504 Project Loan Program
  • Government Contracting Opportunities: 8(a) Business Development, HUBZones (Historically Underutilized Business Zones), Small Disadvantaged Business, and Surety Bonding
  • Disaster Assistance 

These free two-hour programs are offered frequently at various locations.  Click on button below to visit SBA's website for dates, locations and registration information.

Cosponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and area chambers of commerce

Legal Clinics (offered monthly in Southeast Massachusetts)

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 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 least 24 hours in advance if you cannot attend your appointment.
 

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 below. Call the MSBDC office at 508-673-9783 with questions.

Register online by clicking on the desired date below:
 

  • TBA

Basics of Starting Your Business

biz startupThis free presentation will help entrepreneurs start a business plan and provide structure to starting and managing their venture. Topics will include:

  • Introduction and need for planning
  • Basic business plan format
  • Choosing your legal form of organization
  • Marketing, market planning and research
  • Cash flow projections
  • Financial statements
  • Financing

There will also be an overview of the U.S. Small Business Administration's programs and services. The presentation will help you gain a better understanding of the various SBA programs and services available to prospective or current entrepreneurs who need assistance in starting or expanding their businesses, and will include capital, counseling and contracting information.

Oreste Varela, branch manager of the U.S. Small Business Administration in Springfield, will be a speaker. Also presenting from the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center, Western Regional Office: Samalid Hogan, regional director/senior business advisor; Allen Kronick, senior business advisor; or Anita Eliason, senior business advisor.

There is no charge for these workshops, but pre-registration is required. This workshop is offered on several convenient dates. To register, click on your date selection. A Zoom link for the webinar will be emailed to you after registration.

Dates & Times: Monthly Mondays (1:00 - 3:30 p.m.) and Thursdays (9:00 a.m. - 12 noon) - click on your date selection below to register
Cost:
Free:
Contact: Lynn Shedd at lshedd@msbdc.umass.edu or Google Business Line at 413-342-0499

              

Small Business Resources Forum

business forumLearn about current grants, loans, and other resources in Western Massachusetts for small businesses. Join in a live Q&A to get your individual questions answered. There will also be a local business advisor to schedule you for no-charge business counseling services, to help you with marketing your business, understanding your financials and applying for loans or grants available to businesses economically impacted by the pandemic. The forum will be moderated by Jessi Kirley, a small business advisor with the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center, Western Regional Office.

There is no charge for the forum, but pre-registration is required. This event is offered on the first Thursday of the month. You can choose a date on the registration form. 

Dates: Monthly on Thursdays: May 6 or June 3, 2021
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. EST
Location: Zoom Meeting
Cost: No charge
Contact: Lynn Shedd at lshedd@msbdc.umass.edu or Google Business Line at 413-342-0499

  

Brought to you by the Western Massachusetts Means Business (WMMB) and stakeholders: Center for Women and Enterprise, Common Capital, Franklin County Community Development Corporation, Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network, SCORE of Western Mass, Valley Community Development Corporation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Clark University and Salem State University.

Building Sustainable Business (BSB) Webinar Series

In today’s environment, business leaders must capture new revenue and increase operational efficiency. The Building Sustainable Businesses (BSB) monthly webinar series is designed for business leaders who want to grow and improve their companies. This is a free series, but you must register for each session. Visit the link below for complete details.

Sessions will be held monthly from December 2020 - September 2021.

Visit www.msbdc.org/bsb for details on all the sessions.

Debt Relief Options for COVID-19 Impacted Businesses

This workshop will provide a general overview of debt relief options currently available for businesses negatively affected by COVID-19. Specific areas to be discussed include:

  • PPP Loans - First and Second Draw
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans
  • Shuttered Venue Operators Grants
  • Additional Relief under the Economic Aid Act and the CARES Act

The presenter will be Rosa Di Virgilio Taormina, MSBDC business advisor with the MSBDC Northeast Regional Office.

Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
Cost: No charge
Contact: Kaitlin Muldoon at kmuldoon@salemstate.edu

Business Fundamentals: Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

WMMB2020 may be behind us, but the polarizing issues it has brought to the forefront continue to infiltrate the workplace. Working with other people can be tricky, as each of us come wrapped up in packages complete with distinct personalities, sensitivities, cultural beliefs, identities, attitudes, and opinions. Navigating workplace relationships often seems like walking through a minefield – particularly when so much of our daily communication has now shifted from in-person to online.

In this interactive workshop, we will provide you with tools to stay cool when the workplace heats up. In this webinar, you will learn how, when thoughtfully approached, even the most challenging situations can be an opportunity for career growth and self-empowerment.

Presenter: Dawn LaRochelle, Center for Women and Enterprise

Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Time: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
Cost: No charge
Contact: Lynn Shedd at lshedd@msbdc.umass.edu or Google Business Line: 413-342-0501

Brought to you by the Western Massachusetts Means Business (WMMB) and stakeholders: Center for Women and Enterprise, Common Capital, Franklin County Community Development Corporation, Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network, SCORE of Western Mass, Valley Community Development Corporation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Clark University and Salem State University.

Federal Marketing and Networking

This webinar will focus on marketing and networking to prime contractors and government agencies, including capability statements and matchmaker events. The workshop will be presented by Michelle Simoes, procurement specialist with the Massachusetts Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).

Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. EST
Location: Online
Cost: No charge
Contact: Kaitlin Muldoon at kmuldoon@salemstate.edu

Global Trade Shipping Update: Trends in Inbound, Outbound and Global Air & Ocean Cargo

We are a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and delays continue to plague companies engaged in global trade, resulting in crippling congestion at ports worldwide. The pandemic has created a shortage of workers and a glut of inbound cargo caused by increased consumer demand. Further, fallout from the recent blockage of the Suez Canal is expected to cause further global shipping delays in the weeks and months ahead.  These supply chain disruptions have caused frustration and have been costly as businesses are waiting longer for supplies and paying higher prices for workarounds to receive and deliver their goods. And the impacts of inbound delays have trickled down, resulting in reduced capacity and increased delays on outbound cargo as well.  

Join us to hear from industry experts who will provide an update on global shipping, discussing the trends in inbound, outbound and global air & ocean cargo, as well as mitigation tips for managing delays and supply chain disruption. 

Speakers include:  

  • Rich Roche, Vice President, International Transportation — Mohawk Global
  • Kristen Morneau, Senior Advisor — Mohawk Global

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021  
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. EST  
Location: Online   
Cost: No Charge
Contact: Massachusetts Export Center at 617-973-6110

  

Business Continuity and Ownership Transition Options

WMMBLearn about all business transition options, including: Employee Stock Ownership, co-op conversions, and more! Business owners will share real-life examples you can learn from and implement in your business succession planning.

The presenters include:

  • Brenda Krauss, Senior Online Marketing Specialist — BizBuySell
  • Fred Rose, Co-Founder — Wellspring Cooperative
  • Michael Vann, President — Vann Group

Date: Monday, May 17, 2021
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST
Location: Online
Cost: No charge
Contact: Lynn Shedd at lshedd@msbdc.umass.edu or Google Business Line: 413-342-0501

Brought to you by the Western Massachusetts Means Business (WMMB) and stakeholders: Center for Women and Enterprise, Common Capital, Franklin County Community Development Corporation, Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network, SCORE of Western Mass, Valley Community Development Corporation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Clark University and Salem State University.

Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Overview

RRFJoin us for a detailed overview of the program guidelines, application process, and best practices when applying for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). 

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) became public law on March 11, 2021 and established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). ARPA appropriated $28.6 billion for RRF, authorizing SBA to award funds to eligible entities where the public or patrons assemble for the primary purpose of being served food or drink. The program is intended for impacted restaurants, food stands, food trucks, food carts, caterers, bars, saloons, lounges, taverns, coffee shops, ice cream shops but other establishments may be eligible if they can demonstrate that they had at least 33% of their 2019 gross receipts come from onsite food and beverage sales to the public. 

Non-profits and businesses that are permanently closed are ineligible to apply. There will be a Q & A session at the end of this virtual event. Registration is required.

The speaker will be Ili Spahiu, lead lender relations specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Massachusetts District Office.

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Time: 1:00 -2:30 p.m. EST
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Contact: Anne Fenton at the MSBDC at amfenton@msbdc.umass.edu

Cosponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Cape Cod, Newton-Needham, Plymouth Area, and Taunton Area chambers of commerce

Getting Relief for Shuttered Venue Operators

SVOGThis workshop will provide an overview of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Business, Nonprofits and Venues Act, signed into law on December 27, 2020. Specific areas discussed will include:

  • Program Overview
  • Benefits and Purpose
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • How the Funds Can be Used
  • Available Grant Amounts
  • Application Process

The workshop will be presented by Rosa Di Virgilio Taormina, business advisor with the MSBDC Northeast Regional Office.

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST
Location:
Online
Cost: No charge
Contact: Kaitlin Muldoon at kmuldoon@salemstate.edu
 

Tapping Into the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

RRFThis webinar will cover the soon-to-be launched Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Specific areas to be discussed will include:

  • Program Overview
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Application Overview
  • Deciphering the Program Guide
  • Program Timelines

The workshop will be presented by Rosa Di Virgilio Taormina, business advisor with the MSBDC Northeast Regional Office.

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
Cost: No charge
Contact: Kaitlin Muldoon at kmuldoon@salemstate.edu
 

SWOT Analysis - A Powerful Management Tool

SWOT analysis is a powerful, yet flexible analytical tool that can be utilized to evaluate all areas of managing a business. Learn how it can be used to analyze your company as it relates to structure, management, competition, marketing, sales, personnel, infrastructure, processes and all other factors that can influence a business internally and externally. 

The speaker will be Cheryl Miller, a senior business advisor with the MSBDC Central Regional Office at Clark University.

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
Cost: No charge
Contact: Sarah Doran at the MSBDC Central Regional Office at sadoran@clarku.edu

Starting a Business: What You Need to Know

This webinar will discuss all the aspects of starting a business. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Nature of Business Ownership
  • Operating Issues
  • Marketing Issues
  • Financing Issues

The speaker will be Walter Manninen, senior business advisor and financial specialist with the MSBDC Northeast Regional Office.

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
Cost: No charge
Contact: Kaitlin Muldoon at kmuldoon@salemstate.edu

Understanding Cash Flow and How it Affects Your Business

Many a new business owner has asked, “What is cash flow and why is it so important?” The short answer is cash flow is the amount of money coming in to a business and the amount of money going out of the business. Think of it as a water tank—water comes in at the top and drains out the bottom. So to keep your tank nice and full, you want more coming in than going out. Your business runs on cash—cash in and cash out—a very critical aspect to you and your business. This workshop will help you understand what cash flow is, why it's so important, and how to monitor it. Whether you hire someone to handle your financials or do them yourself, you must understand these fundamentals. 

This workshop will teach:

  • The basics of cash flow
  • The timing of cash inflows and outflows
  • How to manage your cash flow projections
  • How cash flow is different from profit
  • How to improve your company's cash flow

The speaker will be Robb Morton with Boisselle, Morton & Wolkowicz, LLP. Robb has more than 30 years of experience in public and management accounting and over seven years of experience as a controller. This has given him a unique perspective that serves as a tremendous benefit when dealing with the challenges faced by his small business clients. Robb also has extensive experience working with family-owned businesses, both as advisor and as a member of their management team.        

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. EST
Location: Online
Cost: No charge
Contact: Lynn Shedd at lshedd@msbdc.umass.edu or Google Business Line: 413-342-0501

Como Empezar Y Crecer Su Negocio

¿Inspirado, 'suprimido de su trabajo' o listo a arrancar su propio negocio? Evalúe su potencial emprendedor mientras adquiere un resumen general de mercadeo y aspectos de las finanzas operaciones involucradas en iniciar un negocio.

Fecha: jueves 20 de mayo de 2021
Hora: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. est
Ubicación:
Online
Costs: Gratis
Contacto: Kaitlin Muldoon en kmuldoon@salemstate.edu

Exploring Innovation Coast-to-Coast

Houston to BostonJoin us for networking and an exchange of ideas, as we explore sister cities in the technology sector and highlight business expertise in both markets.

  • Innovation resources and small business panels from Boston to Houston.
  • Opportunities for high-growth, high-impact, and innovative small businesses.
  • SBA program updates, including: Innovation & Investment, SBIR, and more.

Speakers include:

WELCOME REMARKS:
   Michael Kennealy, Secretary, Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

SMALL BUSINESS PANEL:
   14bis Supply Tracking
   Katz Water Technology
   Boston Materials
   TelAztec

RESOURCE PANEL:
   Houston Exponential – Harvin Moore, President
   Houston Greentown Labs – Juliana Garaizar, Launch Director
   Cambridge Innovation Center – Mark Moreau, General Manager
   Massachusetts Small Business Development Center – Dan Lilly, Government Sales/SBIR Specialist

Click here for flyer.

Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m. EST
Location: Online
Cost: No charge
Contact: Norman Eng at SBA at Norman.Eng@sba.gov

Sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration

Trends in U.S. Export Controls for the Electronics and Semiconductor Sector in Greater China

The past several years have witnessed steadily tightening U.S. export controls for the electronics and semiconductor sector, particularly as they relate to U.S. firms doing business in and with China. Increased use of the Entity List to sanction leading Chinese companies such as ZTE and Huawei, and major changes to the Foreign Produced Direct Product Rule to choke off supply of foreign-produced products and technology destined for Huawei, are just a couple of examples of these tightening controls. And the changes keep coming in 2021, with the addition of more major Chinese players, such as SMIC and Xiaomi, and several smaller industry players, to restricted party lists.

This webinar will provide insight into the U.S. export regulatory landscape for electronics and semiconductor firms doing business in and with China. The webinar will provide the latest on sanctioned parties, trends on regulatory tools used to impose sanctions, the impact of changes to the Foreign Produced Direct Product Rule, licensing trends and requirements for Huawei and other sanctioned parties, military end use restrictions, due diligence best practices for companies operating in the sector, and more. Join us to gain insight on compliance risk mitigation strategies for doing business in this complex, high-stakes and dynamic environment.

Our speaker will be:

  • Daniel Fisher-Owens, Partner — Berliner Corcoran & Rowe LLP

Date: Friday, June 11, 2021
Time:
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. EST  
Location: Online  
Cost: $25 / no charge for Compliance Alliance members
Contact: Massachusetts Export Center at 617-973-6110

Business Legal Primer

This presentation will help you gain a better understanding of the core legal concepts impacting your business. 

  • Choice of Entity: What does it mean to be a sole proprietor, partnership, limited liability company or corporation; which type is right for your business?
  • Employee vs. Independent Contractor: Avoiding the steep risks of misclassification - the basics of determining whether you are hiring an employee or engaging an independent contractor. Trademark, patent or copyright: The differences, when and how you need to get one

The speaker will be Sarah Willey, counsel at Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas, LLP's Business and Finance Department, and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and Employment Law Practice Group. Attorney Willey has experience advising clients in the areas of business formation, mergers and acquisitions, business succession planning, and corporate structuring of businesses in regulated industries. Sarah counsels clients in protecting and maximizing intellectual property via trademarks, copyrights, and licensing agreements. She also assists businesses with designing, implementing and auditing corporate compliance programs under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. EST
Location: Online
Cost: No charge
Contact: Lynn Shedd at lshedd@msbdc.umass.edu or Google Business Line: 413-342-0501

Your Business Plan - Soup to Nuts

This webinar will discuss how to prepare your business plan from start to finish. Topics to be discussed will include: Entrepreneurship and Planning and Business Plan Overview including narrative, financial, and supporting documents. There will also be a discussion on some of the Do's and Don't's.

The speaker will be Walter Manninen, senior business advisor and financial specialist with the MSBDC Northeast Regional Office.

Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
Cost: No charge
Contact: Kaitlin Muldoon at kmuldoon@salemstate.edu

Your Path to Growth in Life Sciences: Leveraging Resources & Avoiding Pitfalls

Mansfield Bio-IncubatorIn a state offering world-renowned universities and research hospitals, it is no surprise that Massachusetts is a global leader in the life sciences industry, boasting one of the world's largest life sciences clusters attracting companies from around the world. Many businesses emerge from the scientific advancements developed in partnership with these institutions, but what assistance is available to help these businesses grow, both domestically and internationally? What types of funding are available and how can they be secured? What do business owners need to know when developing their workforce?  

Join us to learn about resources for growing your business while mitigating costly risk. Learn about determining financial viability, obtaining financing, and grant opportunities. Additional topics include controls on foreign access to U.S. technology with regard to hiring and investment, and diversifying into foreign markets. 

An introduction will be provided by Alexander Margulis, COO of the Mansfield Bio-Incubator. Speakers include:  

  • Nancy Lowd, Senior Business Advisor — Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network
  • Kathleen Newell, Trade Compliance Manager — Massachusetts Export Center, MSBDC Network

Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST
Location: Webinar
Cost: No Charge
Contact: Kathleen Newell at the Massachusetts Export Center at kathleen.newell@massexport.org

Cosponsored by the Mansfield Bio-Incubator

Plan de negocios: de la A a la Z

El taller estará a cargo de la señora Awilda Irizarry, y se convoca a participar a quienes tengan una idea de negocio y estén actualmente manejando una empresa. El objetivo es brindar las herramientas básicas para definir cada una de las etapas a desarrollar para un plan de negocio. Se trabajará en la identificación de la idea de negocio, el análisis de factibilidad, mercadeo, operaciones, el estudio de factibilidad y el análisis económico financiero con énfasis en como calificar para un préstamo.

Fecha: jueves 17 de junio de 2021  
Hora: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. est
Ubicación:
Online
Costs: Gratis
Contacto: Kaitlin Muldoon en kmuldoon@salemstate.edu

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