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.

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

Please note that we have a new training registration system.

2019 Training Calendar
  MARCH
21 Turn Your Video Content Into a Beacon to Attract Your Business Prospects (Salem)
26 10 Secrets to Getting Free Press (Salem)
28 Drive Your Business With Social Media (Salem)
 
 APRIL
5 Powering Your Exports: A Program for Manufacturing and Tech Companies (Woburn)
 
  MAY
30 Powering Your Exports: A Program for Manufacturing and Tech Companies (Lawrence)
 
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Descriptions


Turn Your Video Content Into a Beacon to Attract Your Business Prospects

Learn how to leverage Video Search Engine Optimization (Video SEO) in your inbound marketing efforts to transform your video content into powerful, searchable text in order to help prospects find your business online. The speaker will be Ryan Reed, president of Rewatchable Video and Marketing.

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue, Suite 106, Salem
Cost: Free
Contact: Lesley Smythe at the Enterprise Center at lsmythe@enterprisectr.org or 978-542-2021                                                    

Cosponsored by the Enterprise Center at Salem State University

10 Secrets to Getting Free Press

Learn how to get free publicity with HARO—HelpAReporter.com—and gain media attention to build your brand, business and bottom line. Discover the tips, tools and tricks you need to get published! The speaker will be Robin Samora, a public relations/small business expert, mentor and speaker.

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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 or sbdc@salemstate.edu

Cosponsored by the Enterprise Center at Salem State University

Drive Your Business With Social Media

Social media has changed the marketing game! From understanding the different social media platforms. To choosing what to say and where to say it, this workshop will give you the keys to the most effective social media marketing plan. The speaker will be Doreen Nicastro, CEO of Nicastro Consultants.

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Time: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue, Suite 106, Salem
Cost: Free
Contact: Lesley Smythe at the Enterprise Center at lsmythe@enterprisectr.org or 978-542-2021                                                    

Cosponsored by the Enterprise Center at Salem State University

Powering Your Exports: A Program for Manufacturing and Tech Companies

exportIf 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! 

Available on the following convenient dates and locations:

  • Date: Friday, April 5, 2019
    Time: Registration 8:30 a.m.; Program 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
    Location: McLane Middleton, 300 TradeCenter, Suite 7000, Woburn
    Cost: No charge
    Contact: Massachusetts Export Center at 617-973-6610

    Cosponsored by the North Suburban Chamber of Commerce
     
     
  • Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019
    Time: Registration 8:00 a.m.; Program 8:30 - 10:00 a.m., including time for discussion
    Location: IndusPAD Industrial Innovation Hub (formerly Polartec Fleece Headquarters), 46 Stafford Street (Route 28), Rear Entry, Lawrence
    Cost: No charge
    Contact: Massachusetts Export Center at 617-973-6610

    Cosponsored by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce
 
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.