Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network
Northeast Regional Office

Training Seminars & Events


The MSBDC Northeast Regional Office conducts free and low-cost training addressing a wide range of concerns for both start-up and existing businesses. Events are held in Massachusetts and offered at no charge unless otherwise noted. Pre-registration is required.

Registration through our office closes at noon on the day prior to the seminar. Unless a seminar is full, walk-ins are welcome! Please be courteous...if you cannot attend a seminar, please call our office at least 48 hours in advance so that someone else may fill your spot. Please review our cancellation and inclement weather policies.

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2019 Training Calendar
9 Powering Your Exports: A Program for Manufacturing and Tech Companies (Salem) *cancelled*
8 Best Practices for EAR99 Exporters (North Reading)
































Program Descriptions

Powering Your Exports: A Program for Manufacturing and Tech Companies

sponsorsSorry, this event has been cancelled.

If you are a manufacturing or technology company in Massachusetts, you should be connected to the global market. Many successful exporters derive more revenue from outside the U.S. than from within it. How do they do it?  What steps can you take to do the same? And how can you build export operations that are both effective and compliant?  

This program is about taking your sales and operations to the next level – we’ll discuss the steps to take for international expansion, implementation of export operations, and some of the potential pitfalls to be avoided. We will also review the many government resources, including grants and other supports, that are available to help supercharge your exports!

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Contact: Massachusetts Export Center at 617-973-6610

Cosponsored by the Enterprise Center at Salem State University and the North Shore Chamber of Commerce

Best Practices for EAR999 Exporters

TeradyneWhile the headlines have been all about export controls and emerging technologies lately, the reality is that most exporters are not shipping controlled items and therefore aren’t concerned with complex jurisdictional, export control classification or licensing issues. Compliance challenges remain a very real concern for EAR99 exporters, however. Tasks such as sanctions compliance, screening, export clearance and recordkeeping can still represent an onerous obligation for many exporters, especially for those operating globally. 

Join us to hear directly from exporters sharing their best practices for ensuring effective compliance in an EAR99 environment.

Speakers include:

  • Tom Mackie, Export Control Senior Manager for the Americas — Schneider Electric
  • Additional speakers to be announced soon

Date: Friday, November 8, 2019
Time: Registration 9:30 a.m.; Program 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Teradyne, Inc., 600 Riverpark Drive, North Reading
Cost: $50 / no charge for Compliance Alliance members
Contact: Massachusetts Export Center at 617-973-6610

Cosponsored by Teradyne, Inc.

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.

Inclement Weather Policy: In the event that a host school is closed due to inclement weather, SBDC workshops scheduled at that location are also canceled. We will try to cancel workshops before the actual scheduled date if we know that there is bad weather predicted for that day.

We will make every effort to reschedule workshops that have been canceled due to weather conditions as early as possible. Refer to the host school websites for schedule changes, weather alerts and updates.