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. Pre-registration is required. If the registration button is missing from the program description, then registration has closed.

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2021 Training Calendar
Please note: Until further notice, all training is offered only online.
16 Your Business Plan - Soup to Nuts
17 Plan de negocios: de la A a la Z
22 Become Women Owned Certified with the SBA











































Program Descriptions

Your Business Plan - Soup to Nuts

This webinar will discuss how to prepare your business plan from start to finish. Topics to be discussed will include: Entrepreneurship and Planning and Business Plan Overview including narrative, financial, and supporting documents. There will also be a discussion on some of the Do's and Don't's.

The speaker will be Walter Manninen, senior business advisor and financial specialist with the MSBDC Northeast Regional Office.

Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
Cost: No charge
Contact: Kaitlin Muldoon at

Plan de negocios: de la A a la Z

El taller estará a cargo de la señora Awilda Irizarry, y se convoca a participar a quienes tengan una idea de negocio y estén actualmente manejando una empresa. El objetivo es brindar las herramientas básicas para definir cada una de las etapas a desarrollar para un plan de negocio. Se trabajará en la identificación de la idea de negocio, el análisis de factibilidad, mercadeo, operaciones, el estudio de factibilidad y el análisis económico financiero con énfasis en como calificar para un préstamo.

Fecha: jueves 17 de junio de 2021  
Hora: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. est
Costs: Gratis
Contacto: Kaitlin Muldoon en

Become Women Owned Certified with the SBA

Learn how to become certified as a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). 

Speakers include:

  • Nadine Boone, Assistant District Director of Business Development — SBA
  • Nancy Gerardi, Regional Director — MSBDC Northeast Regional Office
  • Lisa Gonzalez Welch, Economic Development Specialist — SBA
  • Michelle Simoes, Procurement Specialist — Massachusetts Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
Cost: No charge
Contact: Kaitlin Muldoon at

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.