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Small Business Development Center Trainings

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is proud to offer the following seminars this fall!

Seminar Information

All seminars are offered at no charge and held online. For additional information on any of the following events, please contact Kaitlin Muldoon by email or at 978.542.7369. All times listed are EST.

 

Seminar Schedule

 

Starting a Business 101

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 | 12-1 pm

Are you looking to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This workshop will focus on business fundamentals, from start-up considerations to business plan development including marketing strategies and funding sources.

Presented by Rosa Taormina, Business Advisor of the MSBDC Northeast Regional Office.

Register online for seminar.

 

 

Get Your Ducks in a Row for Tax Prep

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 | 11 am-12 pm

Do you know what your federal, state and local tax requirements are? This webinar will discuss how to prepare to file taxes for the different entity types. We will go over the different documents to be aware of and important things to let your tax preparer know.

Presented by Amy Jefferson, CPA of Jefferson CPA and Nancy Gerardi, Regional Director of the MSBDC Northeast Regional Office.

Register online for seminar.



Canva 101

Thursday, January 19, 11 am-12 pm | Online Webinar 
Did you know Canva can help with your small business marketing? Canva is a user-friendly tool where you can create custom postcards, business cards, social media templates, flyers, emails and more! The best part? It's free to get started. In this Canva 101 session, Cara Chatellier, founder and Creative Director of Bubbly Creative, will go over the Canva basics to get you started on your way to making amazing graphics for your small business. 

No charge.
Email Kaitlin Muldoon or call 978-542-7369

Register online for seminar. 



Starting a Business 101

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 | 12-1 pm

Are you looking to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This workshop will focus on business fundamentals, from start-up considerations to business plan development including marketing strategies and funding sources.

Presented by Nancy Gerardi, Regional Director of the MSBDC Northeast Regional Office.

Register online for seminar. 



Ways to Fund Your Small Business

Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 11 am-12 pm

Every small business needs to be able to adapt to change. This is true more now than ever before. Funds may be needed to address an unforeseen business disruption or to take advantage of an opportunity. When a small business owner needs quick access to cash, having a line of credit is the perfect solution. This workshop will address the need for every business to have a line of credit and why it is important.

Presented by Nancy Gerardi, Regional Director of the Massachusetts Business Development Center and Gina Flynn, Vice President of Eastern Bank.

Register online for seminar.



Did You Get Money from the SBA When You Needed it (EIDL); Here's how to pay it back!

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 | 11 am-12 pm 

We invite you to join this informative session hosted by the SBA and the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center's Northeast Regional Office. This webinar will help you to understand your obligation to repay your EIDL. 

Sound familiar? The EIDL (Emergency Injury Disaster Loan) was provided during COVID to help businesses have working capital. There was a 30-month deferment to start repaying the loan - that time is now for many buinesses.


Presented by Diane Darling, Lender Relations Specialist of the Massachusetts District Office of the Small Business Administration and Rosa Taormina, Business Advisor of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Northeast Regional Office.

Register online for seminar. 



Improve Your Credit Score

Thursday, February 16, 2023 | 12 pm-1 pm

This workshop will discuss ways to improve your credit. 

Presented by Nancy Gerardi, Regional Director of the MSBDC Northeast Regional Office.

Register online for seminar. 



How to Pitch Your Business in 3 to 5 Minutes

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 | 2-3 pm, Online 

Pitching your business idea can be challenging. To present the perfect pitch, which will inform and inspire the listener. You, the speaker, must prove an understanding of the problem to be solved, the market to be helped, and the potential profit to be made. This presentation will break down the fundamentals of a business pitch in ten easy steps with an example of a business pitch.

Presented by Nancy Gerardi, Regional Director of the MSBDC Northeast Regional Office


Register for seminar. 



Financials 101

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 | 11 am-12 pm

Every Small Business should know how to keep detailed records of the daily transactions involved in their business. They create reports that allow management, stakeholders and regulating authorities to have insight into the financial health of the organization. As the business owner, you need to understand the metrics that are reported in the cash flow and income statements, and balance sheets and how they relate to each other. 

This workshop will go over all three of these topics and show examples of each one.

Presented by Awilda Irizarry, Senior Business Advisor and Financial Specialist of the MSBDC Northeast Regional Office and Jugmi Rao, Vice President-Relationship Manager of Commercial Lending of TD Bank.

Register online for seminar. 



Woman-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting

Thursday, February 23, 2023 | 11 am-12 pm

This webinar will discuss how to certify your business as Women Owned Small Business for Federal Government Contracting opportunities. 

Presented by Nadine Boone, Assistant District Director of Business Development and Lisa Gonzalez Welch, Economic Development Specialist of the Massachusetts District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Register online for seminar. 



Starting a Business 101

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 | 12-1 pm

Are you looking to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This workshop will focus on business fundamentals, from start-up considerations to business plan development including marketing strategies and funding sources.

Presented by Rosa Taormina, Business Advisor of the MSBDC Northeast Regional Office.

Register online for seminar.

 

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Kaitlin Muldoon
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