Education Calendar l January 2018

Massachusetts District Office - January 2018

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Education Calendar l January 2018

Attend educational events that are happening throughout the state hosted by SBA Massachusetts and our network of partners and friends. 

 

In this email you will discover a partial listing of upcoming events and online resources. For complete listings, please visit each organization's website to explore more in depth. This is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any entity.


Webinars

1/25: WEBINAR: 2018 Emerging Leaders Recruitment Information Session

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Thursday, January 25th / 10:00 am – 10:30 am

REGISTER

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!

The SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative is a federal training initiative that specifically focuses on executives of businesses poised for growth in historically challenged communities. The initiative provides these executives with the organizational framework, resource network, and motivation required to build sustainable businesses and promote the economic development within urban communities.

Training Overview
Over the course of seven months, participants are given the opportunity to work with experienced mentors, attend specialized workshops and develop connections with their peers, city leaders, and the financial community. Recruitment for the Emerging Leaders Initiative occurs on an annual basis, beginning in February and classes typically begin in April. The Initiative incorporates a curriculum that is research-based and nationally scalable, enabling participating businesses to engage in focused development and expansion strategies, including options for accessing new capital and securing government contracts. 

Eligibility 
This training is for established business owners and is not for start-ups or people who are thinking about starting a business. The Emerging Leaders Initiative advanced training series is open to small business owners and executives that:
Have annual revenues of at least $400,000
Have been in business for at least 3 years
Have at least one employee, other than self

>>Learn more and fill out Expression of Interest Form


1/17 WEBINAR: Create an Online Presence That Builds Business

This webinar will focus on using digital and search engine marketing to help businesses attract quality traffic to their websites and grow. Our presentation will touch on themes that are universally beneficial for any industry trying to get noticed in the digital sphere, be it start-up, small business, consulting, freelancing, etc.

You’ll learn how to localize your efforts and keep customers in mind, the importance of building a technically sound website, how SEO can be used to help smaller companies compete with the big guys, and why content is king Be ready to leave this hour-long presentation with a better understanding of how important your digital presence is to your business and why.

Wednesday, January 17th / 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

REGISTER

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Presenter:

Seth Worby, CEO/Founder - With over a decade of experience in the SEM and SEO fields, Seth Worby founded Champ Internet Solutions in April 2009. A pioneering SEO strategist and web marketer, Seth’s breadth of technological and business knowledge helps drive results in terms of SEO, e-commerce, marketing and integrated digital solutions. Seth has been featured in The Boston Globe, Website Magazine, and Media Post.

In collaboration with Boston SCORE Chapter

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1/23 SPANISH WORKSHOP: Es el Empresariado adecuado Para Usted?

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You?
Martes, 23 de enero / 1:00 PM TO 3:00 PM
CWE Eastern MA, 24 School St., 7th Fl., Boston, MA  02108

Asista a este taller y le ayudara a decidir si comenzar su propio negocio es adecuado para usted. Como parte de este taller, usted:  

Explorará el proceso y aprenderá acerca de los riesgos y beneficios de poner en marcha su propio negocio.

Llevará a cabo una autoevaluación que le ayudará a decidir si iniciar su  propio negocio es adecuado   para usted.

Escuchará historias de éxito de mujeres que han trabajado con CWE y ahora están prosperando en el mundo de los negocios.

Obtendrá una visión general de los diversos recursos en CWE y en otros lugares para ayudar a seguir adelante con su idea de negocio y tener éxito.

Tendrá la oportunidad de programar una consulta individualizada con la Directora de Programas  de CWE.

(FREE) Register

 

Spanish site

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SBA Massachusetts

Start Your Business with the SBA Advantage
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 / 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Acushnet Public Library, 232 Middle Road, Acushnet, MA,02743
Looking to Start or Expand your Business? Need a better understanding of SBA Programs and Services? General information will be provided on the following: Counseling – MSBDC, VBOC, CWE, and SCORE Capital – Loan guarantee programs Contracting – Basics on federal contracting Register today to get your questions answered and meet with the Small Business Administration!
(FREE) Email: Sandra Medeiros  smedeiros@sailsinc.org

Get Ready to Start Your Business
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 / 6:00pm - 7:30pm  
Brockton Careerworks, 34 School Street, Brockton, MA,02301
Looking to Start or Expand your Business? Need a better understanding of SBA Programs and Services? General information will be provided on the following: Counseling – MSBDC, VBOC, CWE, and SCORE Capital – Loan guarantee programs Contracting – Basics on federal contracting Register today to get your questions answered and meet with the Small Business Administration!
(FREE) Email: Jeff Cahill JCahill@donahue.umassp.edu

Opening Doors to Federal Government Contracting
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 / 10:00am - 12:00pm  
O'Neill Federal Building, Suite 265, 10 Causeway St, Boston, MA 02222
Small business certifications are like professional certifications; they document a special capability or status that will help you compete in the marketplace. Unlike permits and licenses, you do not need to obtain certifications to legally operate. However, in order to take advantage of business opportunities, such as government contracts, you may need to obtain some certifications.  
(FREE) To register, email: pauline.swanson@sba.gov or 617-565-5564

The SBA Advantage
Thursday, January 25, 2018 / 8:00am - 10:00am  
310 South Street, Plainville, MA 02762
Looking to Start or Expand your Business? Need a better understanding of SBA Programs and Services? General information will be provided on the following: Counseling – MSBDC, VBOC, CWE, and SCORE Capital – Loan guarantee programs Contracting – Basics on federal contracting Register today to get your questions answered and meet with the Small Business Administration!
(FREE)  Register

8(a) Business Development Eligibility Briefing
Thursday, January 25, 2017 / 10:00am - 12pm
10 Causeway Street, Suite 265, Boston MA 02222
The 8(a) Business Development Program is intended to help socially and economically disadvantaged small business owners gain federal contracts, grow your businesses and gain access to sole source contracts.  Join us and learn about certification requirements, program benefits, the application process and technical assistance.
(FREE) To register, email: pauline.swanson@sba.gov or 617-565-5564


Online Government Contracting Training: 

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Learn more / register for 7J WINTER Training Schedule HERE!

 

U.S. Small Business Administration offers the 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program for eligible Small Businesses. Training is provided by Stover & Associates, Inc. For more information and to register, please visit: Stover & Associates

UPCOMING WEBINARS:

E-Commerce Tools to Generate Federal Business 
Thursday, January 4, 2018 / 1:00 PM EST - 4:00 PM EST
Learn to leverage technology to improve your competitive position using internet applications and tools. Online demonstrations. 

Developing & Managing Contractor Teams 
Monday, January 8, 2018 / 5:00 PM EST - 7:00 PM EST
This course will provide small business persons with information related to several types of business teaming relationships, including the SBA Mentor Protege program, 8(a) Joint Venture and Prime/Sub-Contractor Agreements. 

Understanding the Request for Proposal 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 / 1:00 PM EST - 3:30 PM EST 
Basics of Federal Contracting 

Developing the Technical & Past Performance Volumes 
Thursday, January 11, 2018 / 1:00 PM EST - 4:00 PM EST
Basics of developing the techincal and past performance volumes in response the the RFP. 

How to Qualify for the GSA Schedule 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 / 1:00 PM EST - 3:00 PM EST 
This course is designed to provide an overview of what is required to qualify for and respond to solicitations for the GSA schedule. 

Audits & Accounting Systems 
Monday, January 22, 2018 1:00 PM EST - 5:00 PM EST
Overview of Audits & Accounting Systems for government contractors. 

FAR Primer 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 / 1:00 PM EST - 5:00 PM EST 
This course is designed to provide small business contractors with essential knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to improve their chances of success. 

Construction Contracting 
Thursday, January 25, 2018 / 1:00 PM EST - 5:00 PM EST 
This course is designed to provide instruction on the process of bidding federal government construction contracts. 

Facilities Clearances 
Monday, January 29, 2018 / 1:00 PM EST - 2:00 PM EST 
This course is designed to introduce the process for small business contractors to obtain a facilities clearance. 

 


SBA Resource Partners

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SCORE Boston Chapter
SCORE Worcester Chapter
SCORE Northeast MA Chapter
SCORE Southeast MA Chapter
SCORE Western MA Chapter
SCORE Cape Cod Chapter

SCORE Boston Workshop: Funding Your Startup 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street, Druker Auditorium, Newton, MA 02459  
An overview of financing sources for startups and small businesses that covers debt, equity and alternative options. A company may need to raise capital to get off the ground or to fuel growth, and understanding the options is crucial to determining the best funding mechanism. This workshop is sponsored by SCORE Boston and by the Newton Free Library, and is presented by SCORE mentor Riley Rodgers.
(FREE) Register

Branding - Making a Lasting Impression
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 / 8:30am - 10:30am
Chatham Community Center, 702 Main Street, Chatham, MA, 02633
90 minute discussion:  Small business marketing is more than just the four “p’s” of product, price, promotion and physical distribution.  You need a brand. This workshop will explore the key elements of building your business brand through identifying and reaching your target audience by both traditional and digital channels.
(FREE) Register

MEETUP: Building Your First Website!
Wednesday‎, ‎January‎ ‎10‎, ‎2018 / ‎6‎:‎00‎ ‎PM to ‎7‎:‎15‎ ‎PM
Westborough Public Library, 55 West Main St · Westborough, MA
You asked and here we with this great topic "Building Your First Website -- A techie's guide to getting started on your own... or not!" In his talk, Michael Hyde will share a number of options, resources, and questions on how to get started by yourself, or when it'd be better to work with others. What a great topic to start 2018 with. Be there the Pizza and networking and see you soon!
(FREE) Register

MEETUP: Planning Roundtable For Women Business Owners
Wednesday‎, ‎January‎ ‎10‎, ‎2018 / 6‎:‎00‎ ‎PM to ‎8‎:‎00‎ ‎PM
Peabody Institute Library of Danvers, 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA
Details
• What we'll do: so you've set your goals for the new year and now you have to plan how to get it done. Sometimes talking them through with your peers can help, suggest new approaches and give you new ideas.
• What to bring: pen & paper
• Important to know: there are no bad ideas, no negativity allowed
FREE) Register

Making Your Marketing Messages Stick
Thursday, January 11, 2018 / 8:30 AM -10:30AM
Seaman's Bank, 2746 Route 6, Wellfleet, MA, 02667
90 minute discussion:  Whether you are making a sales presentation, communicating with a customer in your store or selling your services to a homeowner, your messages need to STICK.  They need to be memorable to pass the blur test.  In this interactive session, you will be exposed to a process for creating and delivering messages that won’t slip away.
(FREE) Register

Social Media Customer-Centric Communication
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 / 9:00am - 11:00am
Cape Cod Campus of Bridgewater State University, MacArthur Building, 1175 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA, 02664
This 90 minute interactive workshop is intended to help you utilize social media effectively to attract, retain and expand your customer base, all year round.
Come prepared with questions, challenges, and other social media and communication related issues for a personalized, group brainstorming session.
(FREE) Register

Starting YOUR Business Bootcamp
Thursday, January18, 2017 / 8:45am - 3:00pm
O'Neill Federal Building, 10 Causeway Street, RM265, Boston, MA 02222
A workshop presenting advice and suggestions to persons who are planning to open a new business. The Workshop starts at 8:45 AM and ends about 3:00 PM, and consists of two sessions. The Morning Session is a 3 hour interactive presentation, given by counselors experienced in each of the area discussed and will give you a clearer understanding of what is necessary to run a business.  The Afternoon Sessions are small round table discussions lead by SCORE counselors.
($20)  Register

Basics of Starting and Operating a Non-Profit - Greenfield 
TD Bank Greenfield, 324 Main Street, Greenfield, MA 01301  
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 / 11:00 AM to 1:00 
Consider This!  Starting a Non-profit business requires more knowledge, skills, perseverance and planning than meets the eye.  Save valuable time and money starting here!  This 3-hour workshop will help you clearly understand the details, challenges, opportunities and rewards of owning and operation your own non-profit business,  It’s a must for new non-profit business owners.  

The step-by-step practical workshop covers:
•What is a nonprofit
•Considerations before starting a nonprofit
•What are some issues in nonprofit management
•What are good sources of information about nonprofits
•Basics of organizing a nonprofit
•Answers to frequently asked questions
•Ethics of a nonprofit
•CEO’s role in organizational governance of a nonprofit
•Basic responsibilities of nonprofit boards
•Limiting liability
•Grant writing and applying for grants

($10) Register

Applying for Financing - Holyoke 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut St, Holyoke, MA 01040  
Consider This! A successful business can be measured by the motivation, desire, talent and time commitment of owners and employees! Successfully obtaining bank financing is measured by how well you plan and execute the interview with your Banker.  Join us to discuss the process so that you can be confident and more successful when you apply for your loan. 
($10)  Register


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Explore Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources – CWE Eastern MA
Wednesday, January 10 2018 / 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
CWE Eastern MA, 24 School St., 7th Fl., Boston, MA  02108
This workshop is presented by a member of the local SBA team and is designed to help entrepreneurs understand the various SBA programs and services available to help them start or expand a business.
Topics covered include:
Technical Assistance Program
SBA Loan Guarantee Program
8(a) Business Development Program
HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zones) Program
Government Contracting Opportunities
(Free) Register

Keeping the Books: Basic Recordkeeping and Accounting ) – CWE Central MA
Thursday, January 11, 2018 /  5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
CWE Central MA, 69 Milk St., Suite 217, Westborough, MA 01581
Whether you’re just starting out or you are an experienced business owner, staying on top of your financial recordkeeping is critical to your success.   
This workshop will provide you with an introduction to  the best practices in keeping books for your small business.  Even if you have an accountant, this class will help you understand why good bookkeeping is valuable for effectively running your business.  

Topics covered will include:

  • Bookkeeping terminology
  • Records to track and organize
  • Explanation of each financial statement
  • Bookkeeping systems 
  • Suggested prerequisite for QuickBooks Intensive, in addition to basic familiarity with computers

($20. Partial scholarship may be available to those who qualify.) 
Register

Twitter for Small Business - CWE Eastern MA
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 / 4:00pm to 6:00pm
CWE Eastern MA, 24 School Street 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02108
This course will help you demystify the secrets of Twitter, while using it as a tool to grow your business.  In this workshop you will learn:  

  • Why Twitter is a hot marketing tool
  • Secrets of a successful profile
  • How to use Twitter for business, 140 characters at a time
  • How to leverage Twitter as part of your sales funnel
  • How to build your list of followers and foster business relationships to increase your brand and profile recognition

($25. Must register to attend. Partial Scholarships may be available to those who qualify.)
Register

Steps to Start A Business – CWE Central MA 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 / 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CWE Central MA, Suite 217, Westborough, MA 01581
If you are considering starting a business or in the early stages of launching one, this workshop will outline everything you need to know.  In this workshop, you will:

  • Develop your business idea and planning
  • Review the importance of a business plan

Gain an understanding of the process and requirements for starting a business, including;
Legal structures
How to choose and register a business name and entity
How to obtain an employer identification number, licenses, permits and insurance
Determining your financing needs
Understanding employer responsibilities
Learn about available resources and training
You will leave the session with an A-to-Z overview, and specific tools and tips that will help you get started quickly.
(FREE) Register

Accounting for Non-Accountants – CWE Central MA
Thursday, January 18, 2018 / 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Crompton Collective, 138 Green St, Worcester, MA 01604
Many entrepreneurs detest the financial piece of their business.  But, they don’t discount its importance.  The numbers tell a story - do you know how to read it?  In this workshop, participants will learn:
How to read and understand basic financial statements 
How to use the numbers to make well informed operational decisions
Suggested prerequisite:  Keeping the Books: Basic Recordkeeping and Accounting
($50. Partial scholarship may be available to those who qualify.)
Register

Insure your Business with Confidence – CWE Central MA 
Tuesday, January 30 2018 / 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
CWE Central MA, 69 Milk St., Suite 217, Westborough, MA 01581
In this workshop, you will learn how to effectively protect your business and personal assets by choosing appropriate and cost-effective insurance policy/ies.  This session will provide you with an overview of the various types of business insurance and how they may be critical to protecting your assets as a business owner.  
This workshop will cover:

  • The importance of insurance in protecting your personal and business assets
  • How to compare plans and save money
  • Questions to ask insurance brokers
  • Which types of insurance apply to your business
  • How best to protect employees

This workshop is suitable for pre-startup entrepreneurs, or those looking to revisit their insurance needs.
(FREE) Register


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Central Regional Office
Northeast Regional Office
Southeast Regional Office
Western Regional Office
Berkshire Regional Office
Massachusetts Export Center
Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Success for Small Business Accelerated Program (Part 1)
Monday, January 22, 2018 / Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
HarborOneU at HarborOne Bank, 68 Legion Parkway, Brockton
HarborOneSuccess for Small Business (SSB) is a program developed to assist small business owners and provide guidance on how to operate a small business successfully. In an effort to support economic growth in the communities we serve, HarborOne U has designed a series of free Small Business classes with the busy small business owner in mind.  

Join us for an accelerated program delivered over two evenings where we will cover the following required SSB courses in Part 1:

  • Planning for a Healthy Business
  • Personal Credit & Banking Services
  • Into to Marketing

Space is limited and online registration is required. 
(Free) Register
Contact: Sheila Farragher at info@harborone.com or 508-895-1300

How to Start a Business in New Bedford 
Thursday, January 25, 2018 / 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. 
NBEDC Conf Rm @ The Quest Center, 1213 Purchase Street, 3rd Floor, New Bedford
So you want to be an entrepreneur, your own boss, a multimillionaire?! Starting a business is a major undertaking if you want to do it right and maximize the likelihood of success.  

Join us for a fast-paced, dynamic workshop where you will learn about the following topics:

  • Feasibility analysis
  • Licensing and permitting
  • Business planning
  • Financing criteria

Cliff Robbins, senior business advisor with the MSBDC, will present this free workshop to anyone who is in the process or thinking about starting their own business. 

Space is limited and online registration is required at  is required. 
(Free) Register
Contact: Please call the MSBDC office at 508-673-9783 with questions. 

Legal Clinics (offered monthly in Southeast Massachusetts)
Friday, January 26, 2018 / 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (30-minute appointments)
Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce, 70 Main Street, Buzzards Bay
Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP'The MSBDC is pleased to announce that Christopher Cassara, Esq., a partner at Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP (PSH), is continuing to hold free legal clinics in our office and at our outreach locations. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are eligible to meet one-time, one-on-one for 30 minutes, to discuss general legal questions such as corporate structure, leases, contracts, insurance, employment, franchising, and various other business related issues. 
Christopher CassaraAll services are provided by PSH which is not acting as an agent and/or representative of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network. By meeting with PSH you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the MSBDC from any and all claims and liability arising from your session with PSH. Participants will receive a general waiver statement prior to their meeting. 
These free and confidential 30-minute sessions are offered once a month at various locations. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration opens online two weeks prior to each legal clinic's date. If you have questions, please call the MSBDC office at 508-673-9783.  As a courtesy to Attorney Cassara, who is volunteering his time for the clinics, please call our office at at least 24 hours in advance if you cannot attend your appointment. 

(Free) Register

Contact: MSBDC office at 508-673-9783 with questions

Social Media Tips, Tricks & Trends 
Friday, January 26, 2018 / 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. 
Location: HarborOneU at HarborOne Bank, 131 Copeland Drive, Mansfield
Having an online presence is vital to the success of a business. Discover important social media strategies you can implement as well as tips, tricks and trends for 2017. 
Speaker Tricia White will discuss: 
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Getting found online
What's new in social networks
Mobile trends 
Engagement and more!   

Space is limited and online registration is required.
(Free) Register
Contact: Sheila Farragher at info@harborone.com or 508-895-1300


Did you miss our latest webinars?
You can check out the on-demand recordings below...click title and "play recording"

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: Green Your Bottom Line – Improve Sustainability and Reduce Operating Costs in Your Food or Beverage Business

  • Could my business use energy and water more efficiently, better manage our waste, or use safer cleaning and sanitizing products?
  • What are other businesses doing, and what results have they seen?
  • What resources are available to help my business?

 

Most food and beverage businesses could significantly reduce their operating costs by making energy and environmental improvements to their facilities or processes. Join this webinar to learn about best practices, success stories from other businesses, and free resources available to support your sustainability efforts.

This webinar is part of an ongoing initiative for food and beverage businesses, made possible by a pollution prevention grant from EPA Region I New England. Learn more at www.ceere.org/food

 

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: The New Way for Massachusetts Small Business to Choose Health Insurance

Since 2006, the Massachusetts Health Connector has made it easy for individuals and small businesses to find and compare affordable health insurance in Massachusetts. Today, over 250,000 Massachusetts residents have health insurance through the Health Connector, including over 1,000 employers purchasing coverage thorough our small business option, Health Connector for Business. Employers who choose Health Connector for Business can take advantage of a new and easy website to compare plans, small business tax credits (for-profits can save up to 50% and non-profits can save up to 35%); no fees or membership dues; a Wellness Track program (employers can save up to 15% of their contribution towards premiums); and automatic renewal so it’s simple to renew every year.

Starting in 2018, Health Connector for Business will also feature new choice options where employers can set a fixed contribution and let their employees shop between over 50 plans from 7 leading health insurers! Find out more at www.mahealthconnector.org/business.

 

 

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: Growing a Business in Boston - ASK ME ANYTHING

Growing a Business in Boston?  This presentation explored City of Boston resources for small businesses, including:

  • Boston Planning & Development Agency Loan Program
    The Boston Local Development Corporation (BLDC) is a private non-profit corporation that utilizes Staff of the Boston Planning and Development Agency and is overseen by an independent Board of Trustees. The principal objective of the BLDC is to make small business loans to benefit the community by fostering increased employment opportunities and expansion of business, industry and services for the citizens of the City of Boston. In the last twenty years, the BLDC has provided over $15 million in small business loans. These loans have successfully leveraged over $85 million in other funding. The BLDC is proud of its extensive collaborations with Boston’s banking community. These loan funds have helped to create or retain over 2,900 Boston jobs. BLDC loans can be in amounts up to $250,000. BLDC proceeds may be used to support the working capital needs of a growing small business (e.g., expanded inventory, salaries and increased accounts receivables) and to fund construction of leasehold improvements. Funds may also be used to purchase new business property, machinery and equipment and to fund additional construction for an existing plant. BLDC loan applicants may include those businesses located in the City of Boston and those businesses seeking to relocate to the City or begin a new enterprise in the City. The borrower may be a Corporation, LLC, Partnership, Sole Proprietor or in some instances, a Realty Trust. 

  • Neighborhood Business Access Loan Program
    The Office of Economic Development’s Business Capital and Finance Unit provides loans through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block money (CDBG). The key components of this unit are to support economic development through job creation and to revitalize neighborhood commercial districts and properties. This unit will focus on supporting those demographics who historically have more difficulty accessing capital, ideally minority/women/immigrant/veteran owned businesses, as well as supporting the growing sectors of business that have the most potential for job creation to low and moderate income households. These loans are meant to prevent displacement among existing businesses, subsidize economic development in new identified growth areas, and concentrate on businesses with social cause profitability potential. The loans dispersed from this Unit will assist businesses with equipment, startup costs, expansion, and working capital. Learn more about the Neighborhood Business Access Loan Program
  • Small Business Assistance 
    The Small Business Development team has the people and tools to help you build your small business in Boston. Through our online resources and in-person services, we connect you with the right people or appropriate city agencies to provide assistance with permitting, licensing and other business challenges you might have.

 


Online Education

SBA Online Learning Center
SBA Blogs
SBA MA Resource Guide
Create a Business Plan
Find SBA Events
Analyze Your Company
SBA Office of Advocacy Research and Statistics

Center for Women & Enterprise Online Learning 
SCORE Online Workshops
America's SBDC Blog
BusinessUSA Training 
Massachusetts Export Center Podcasts

All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance.  
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