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.

Workshops 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 attend in your spot. Thank you for your cooperation!

Please visit www.msbdc.org for a complete list of training offered statewide by the MSBDC.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Descriptions

The Importance of Employee Handbooks

Come find out all about employee handbooks—why you need one, how to use it, and the benefits they can bring. From drafting policies to using the handbook to manage employee issues, this will be a highly informative workshop.

The speaker will be Laurie LaBrie, president of Integrated Human Resources, Inc.

Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017
Time: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue, Suite 106, Salem
Cost: Free
Contact: Register online with link below. If you have questions, contact Laurel Costello at sbdc@salemstate.edu or 978-542-6343.

register online

Cosponsored by the Enterprise Center at Salem State University

Networking for Start-Ups

Starting a business? Networking is essential to connecting with prospects, clients and referral sources. Overcome your fears and get tips on handling everything from conferences to cocktail parties with confidence.

The speaker will be Jodi Smith, founder of Mannersmith.

Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Time:
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Location:
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue, Suite 106, Salem
Cost: Free
Contact: Register online below. If you have questions, contact Abby Grant at the Enterprise Center at 978-542-7528.

register online

Cosponsored by the Enterprise Center at Salem State University

Pinterest for Business 

pinterest logoIs there a visual aspect to your business? If so, Pinterest is an important social media platform for you. 

This workshop will explain the features of Pinterest, tips on what content works, and how it can benefit your business.

The speaker will be Cara Bowman, social media manager with Marketing Matters.

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017
Time:
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Location:
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue, Suite 106, Salem
Cost: Free
Contact: Register online below. If you have questions, contact Abby Grant at the Enterprise Center at 978-542-7528.

register online

Cosponsored by the Enterprise Center at Salem State University

What is Inbound Marketing and Why it Works

Consumer buying habits are changing, and marketing needs to change with them. If you’re not familiar with inbound marketing, now’s the time to learn why it’s growing in importance and often makes more sense than cold calling.

The speaker will be Cathie Brigette, vice president of marketing & sales at NSK, Inc.

Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Location:
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue, Suite 106, Salem
Cost: Free
Contact: Register online below. If you have questions, contact Abby Grant at the Enterprise Center at 978-542-7528.

register online

Cosponsored by the Enterprise Center at Salem State University

Small Business Resource Fair

If you're interested in starting or expanding your business, learning about resources available through the Commonwealth, or networking with your peers, don't miss this event!

Representatives from state organizations will be on hand to discuss how they can help small business owners.

Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time:
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location:
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue, Suite 106, Salem
Cost: Free
Contact: Register online below. If you have questions, contact Abby Grant at the Enterprise Center at 978-542-7528.

register online

Cosponsored by the Enterprise Center at Salem State University and the North Shore Alliance for Economic Development




 
 


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

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 learn that there is impending bad weather.

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.

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

 

 
     
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