Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC)
     

 

 

 
Business Workshops

The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Northeast Regional Office conducts free and low-cost workshops addressing a wide range of concerns for both start-up and existing businesses.

All workshops are held in Massachusetts and offered free of charge unless otherwise noted. Pre-registration is required. Click here to view our cancellation policies. Registration through our office, close at noon on the day prior to the seminar. Unless a seminar is full, walk-ins are welcome.

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For a complete listing of statewide MSBDC training,
please visit www.msbdc.org
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Program Descriptions

The Importance of a First-Rate Pitch Deck

Being able to effectively communicate information about your company to investors and others is an essential skill for all entrepreneurs. A superb "pitch deck" and presentation can help you close the deal when seeking outside investment.

This session will help refine your thinking and wording to create the best presentation possible.

The speaker will be Glenn Champagne, an angel investor.

Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Location
: Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue, Suite 106, Salem
Cost: Free
Contact: Abby Grant at agrant@enterprisectr.org or 978-542-2021

register online

Cosponsored by the Enterprise Center at Salem State University

Hot Food Trends on the North Shore

The local food industry is thriving on the North Shore. This workshop is the place to get the inside scoop on trends and what they mean for consumers, food producers and more. Find out what's hot, what's on the horizon - and why - in this "trendy" workshop.

The speaker will be Andy King of A&J King Artisan Bakers.

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016
Time: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Location
: Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue, Suite 106, Salem
Cost: Free
Contact: Abby Grant at agrant@enterprisectr.org or 978-542-2021

register online

Cosponsored by the Enterprise Center at Salem State University

Blogging for Business

An effective blog and integrated social media campaign can boost your business. Whether you're getting started or looking to step up your online efforts, this hands-on workshop will show you how to develop a strategy to stay on track and move forward, plus the secret to writing attention-getting blogs and posts.

The speaker will be Jennifer Powell, principal of The Excellent Writers Group.

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016
Time: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Location
: Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue, Suite 106, Salem
Cost: Free
Contact: Abby Grant at agrant@enterprisectr.org or 978-542-2021

register online

Cosponsored by the Enterprise Center at Salem State University

Grow Your Business With LinkedIn

Referrals and positive word-of-mouth are the most effective ways to build a network for prospective business opportunities, and LinkedIn is one of the most powerful tools available to you. See how LinkedIn can work for you, and take home valuable tips for creating your profile and working your LinkedIn network for success.

The speaker will be Judy Parisella, principal of JP Marketing.

Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Time: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Location
: Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue, Suite 106, Salem
Cost: Free
Contact: Abby Grant at agrant@enterprisectr.org or 978-542-2021

register online

Cosponsored by the Enterprise Center at Salem State University

Cash Flow Your Way to Breakeven

Why do bankers say "Cash flow is king"? How is cash flow different from profit? This workshop, and its simple but realistic class exercise, will help you understand cash flow, assess when you will need capital, and position your business for financing.

The speaker will be Walter J. Manninen, senior business advisor and financial analyst with the MSBDC Network.

Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Location
: Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue, Suite 106, Salem
Cost: Free
Contact: Laurel Costello at sbdc@salemstate.edu or 978-542-6343

register online

Cosponsored by the Enterprise Center at Salem State University

Getting Your Product On The Shelf  - Soup To Nuts

Have you developed a food product and are now ready to go to the next step? This informative workshop, led by a local grocer, will give you tips on how to get your product into a store and onto a shelf.

The speaker will be Dan Ouellette of Crosby's Markets.

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Location
: Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue, Suite 106, Salem
Cost: Free
Contact: Abby Grant at agrant@enterprisectr.org or 978-542-2021

register online

Cosponsored by the Enterprise Center at Salem State University




Cancellation Policy
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.
 
When the Enterprise Center collects the registration fees, its cancellation policies apply. Please contact them directly for further information.
 
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.
Weather Cancellations
If a host school closes due to inclement weather, SBDC workshops at that location are canceled. If possible, we will try to reschedule workshops.

Please refer to the host school websites for schedule changes and weather alerts.

 

 
     
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