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!
 

2016 Calendar of Events
  DECEMBER
6 Access to Capital (Salem)
8 Updating Your Website - What You Need to Know (Salem)
13 Pitch For Success (Salem)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Descriptions

Access to Capital

Access to capital remains one of the most significant barriers and is too often the factor that prevents the growth of small businesses. Come listen to an experienced pro talk about how the process really works, and what can be done to overcome existing barriers.

The speaker will be Walter Manninen, senior business advisor and financial analyst with the MA Small Business Development Center's Northeast Regional Office at Salem State University.

Date: Tuesday, December 6, 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 978-542-6343, sbdc@salemstate.edu

register online

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

Updating Your Website - What You Need to Know

Does your website need updating? Can you keep it up-to-date without total redesign?

This workshop will help you know when your website needs help, what solutions are available and how to make sure you're getting the most from what is one of your most valuable assets.

The speaker will be Donato D'Andrea.

Date: Thursday, December 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 Enterprise Center at 978-542-7528 - register online at http://enterprisectr.org/programs/workshops/

Cosponsored by the Enterprise Center at Salem State University

Pitch For Success

Whether you want to sell your idea, win business or get your project funded, this workshop can help you create a more interesting, memorable elevator pitch. Learn storytelling techniques and practical tips to engage your audience. Be prepared to practice your pitch out loud!

The speaker will be Jeanne Union of Union Presentation Sales Coaching.

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 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 Enterprise Center at 978-542-7528 - register online at http://enterprisectr.org/programs/workshops/

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

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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