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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2022 Training Calendar
Please note: Until further notice, all training is offered only online.
24 Soup to Nuts: Ingredients of a Business Plan



































Program Descriptions

Soup to Nuts: Ingredients of a Business Plan

Celebrate National Small Business Month with a new webinar!

What are the ingredients to a great business plan? This webinar will present an easy approach to developing a business plan to manage all aspects of your business, including marketing, finance, operations, personnel, and overall strategy. Existing business owners and preventures will learn to test the feasibility of a new company or a new direction, available tools of assistance such as how the SBA online classroom and Ascent platform can be of help, and discover how to use the plan to raise capital. Participants will receive a copy of the SBDC Business Planning Guide.

The presenters will be:

  • Nancy Gerardi, Regional Director — MSBDC Northeast Regional Office
  • Lisa Gonzalez Welch, Economic Development Specialist — U.S. Small Business Administration, Massachusetts District Office
  • Awilda Irizarry, Senior Business Advisor — MSBDC Northeast Regional Office
  • Rosa Taormina, Business Advisor — MSBDC Northeast Regional Office

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
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

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.