Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network
Western Regional Office


Training Seminars & Events


The Western Region 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 Massachusetts SBDC training offered throughout the state, visit the Massachusetts SBDC's statewide training calendar at

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

Platinum Sponsors:
Country Bank    PeoplesBank      Westfield Bank

Gold Sponsors:
Florence Bank
   Greenfield Savings Bank

Silver Sponsors:
Freedom Credit Union | Granite State Development CorporationGreenfield Northampton Cooperative Bank | Holyoke Credit UnionMonson Savings Bank


2024 Training Calendar
 Please note:  Until further notice, all training is offered only online.
Jul 3 Tech Talks with Rob
Aug 7 Tech Talks with Rob
Sep 4 Tech Talks with Rob
Oct 2 Tech Talks with Rob
Nov 6 Tech Talks with Rob
Dec 4 Tech Talks with Rob





















Program Descriptions

Tech Talks with Rob

Tech Talks with RobJoin us for "Tech Talks with Rob" an enlightening webinar series designed specifically for small business owners looking to navigate the complex world of technology. Each session, hosted by tech expert Rob DelMastro, will delve into critical topics that are essential for running a modern business in the digital age.

Some of the topics we will cover:

  • Professional Email Systems: Learn how to set up and manage a professional email system that enhances your business communication and credibility.
  • Cybersecurity: Discover strategies to protect your business from cyber threats and ensure your data remains secure.
  • Password Managers: Find out why password managers are a must-have for securing your sensitive information and how to implement them effectively.
  • SEO: Uncover the secrets of Search Engine Optimization to increase your online visibility and drive more traffic to your website.
  • Domains and Web Hosting: Get to grips with choosing the right domain names and web hosting services that align with your business goals.
  • POS Systems: Explore the various Point of Sale systems available and how to select one that streamlines your sales processes.

Whether you are tech-savvy or just getting started, "Tech Talks with Rob" will provide you with the knowledge and tools to leverage technology for your business’s success. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn, grow, and secure your business in the digital marketplace. During each session, Rob will present a brief 15–20-minute introduction to the topic at hand, followed by an interactive discussion and Q&A period. This series aims to create a welcoming environment where participants are encouraged to ask questions. Remember, there are no bad questions. 

Date:  Held on the first Wednesday of the month - click on date below to register
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. ET
Location: Online
Cost: No charge
Contact: Paula Pawloski at the Massachusetts SBDC at



Cancellation/Materials Policy:

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