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 is closed.

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2021 Training Calendar
Please note: Until further notice, all training is offered only online.
2 Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know 
8 Is Your Business Properly Insured? 



































Program Descriptions

Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know

Cybersecurity is an important aspect for all small businesses. This webinar will review the basics and requirements of small businesses and customer privacy.

The speaker will be Walter Manninen, Senior Business Advisor and Financial Specialist with the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center, Northeast Regional Office.

Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST  
Location: Online
Cost: No charge
Contact: Kaitlin Muldoon at the MSBDC Northeast Regional Office at

Is Your Business Properly Insured?

Your small business risks determine the type of insurance policies you need. Your insurance needs will depend on the specific characteristics of your small business. Similar businesses share similar risks, it's helpful to explore insurance coverage recommendations by industry. This workshop will expose you to the different types of small business insurances. Not all insurance policies will be required for your business. This workshop will explore the many different types of insurance policies and their benefits. Your insurance agent is one of the members of your team.

The speaker will be Christopher Mooney, Business Development Licensed Broker with Sterling Insurance Agency, Inc.

Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST  
Location: Online
Cost: No charge
Contact: Kaitlin Muldoon at the MSBDC Northeast Regional Office 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.