Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network
Western Regional Office

 

Training Seminars & Events

 

To ensure the safety of the general public and our staff, we are offering webinars. All in-person training has been postponed until further notice.

The Western Regional Office offers a full calendar of business training. All training is currently offered at no charge. This calendar is subject to change. Pre-registration is required for all events. Please view our cancellation policy. For information on other MSBDC training offered throughout the state, visit the MSBDC's statewide training calendar at www.msbdc.org.


We would like to thank the following agencies for cosponsoring our training events: 

Platinum Sponsors:
 bankESB   Boisselle, Morton & Wolkowicz, LLP     Community Bank, NA     Country Bank   Florence Bank    PeoplesBank    TD Bank        Westfield Bank
 

Gold Sponsors:
Berkshire Bank  |  Freedom Credit Union  |  Greenfield Cooperative Bank  |  People's United Bank

  


2022 Training Calendar
 Please note:  Until further notice, all training is offered only online.
   JUNE
22 Women Business Owners Alliance (WBOA): Social Media Bootcamp
30 Basics of Starting Your Business
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

Program Descriptions
 

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 will be 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. If a date is not listed below, the class is full or registration is closed. A Zoom link for the webinar will be emailed to you after registration from centeric@clients.msbdc.org. Please add this email to your safe sender list.

Dates & Times: Monthly on the first Monday (1:00 - 4:00 p.m.) and third Thursday (9:00 a.m. - 12 noon) of the month - click on your date selection below to register
Cost: No charge
Contact:  MSBDC Western Regional Office at 413-577-1768 or ppawlosk@umass.edu

 

Women Business Owners Alliance (WBOA): Social Media Bootcamp

In this Bootcamp event, we will provide an overview of social media marketing best practices with an emphasis on getting found on social media. Tips and tricks for more effective marketing will be shared by our all-star line up of marketing professionals!

Speakers include:

  • Jamie Cocco, Empowered Social Media
  • Samalid Hogan, Greylock Management Consulting
  • Andrea St. Louis, The Tatted Professionals
  • Kisha Zullo, Events of Joy and Women in Business Summit (WIB Summit)

Click here for event flyer.

Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Time: 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. EDT
Location: In-person at Scibelli Enterprise Center, 1 Federal Street, Building 101, Springfield
Cost: $59 buy one, get one free
Contact: Anita Eliason: aeliason@msbdc.umass.edu

Cosponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network and Common Capital

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Cancellation/Materials Policy:

The MSBDC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a training session. Seminar materials are for attendees only.