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Education Calendar l October 2018



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Tuesday, October 9th l 10am to 2pm 

Join us inside the Tip O’Neill Federal Building for dialogues on the Future of Public Service and the Future of Small Business.  

Get inside to the second floor for a self-guided viewing of the Tip O’Neill exhibit! 

Networking with resource providers, public service agencies, entrepreneurs and small business owners. 

Thank you to Santander and Eastern Bank for providing light refreshments!  


Cosponsor Authorization #18-0101-112
SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. 

Speakers Include:



10am–10:15am WELCOME REMARKS

10:15am-11:15am The Future of Public Service
Considering a career in public service?  Learn about public sector trends and find out what it takes to work in government today and in the future.  Hear about local activities and employment opportunities coming up with the 2020 Census. Presented by Kim Ainsworth, Greater Boston Federal Executive Board; with Jeff Behler, U.S. Census Bureau

11:15am-11:45am Small Business Success Profiles from the Future
Hear from a panel of small business owners innovating in their industries and utilizing cutting-edge strategies for business development and growth.  Speakers: Herby Duverne, CEO of Windwalker Group and Enrico Palmerino, CEO of botkeeper

11:45am-12:15pm Accessing Capital in the Future Economy
Thinking about where to obtain capital for your business?  Hear from a panel of financing experts and find out what it will take to get funded in the changing lending environment.  Speakers: Charles Smith, Eastern Bank and Seth Goodall, Santander Bank

12:15pm-1:15pm Marketing Strategies of the Future for Your Small Business
Learn from a panel of marketing experts the newest and most cost-effective strategies for promoting your business.  Speakers: American Marketing Association Boston Chapter Board Members -  Bob Cargill, Bonnie Akerson, Marina Erulkar, Zuby Singh, and Parna Sarkar-Basu

SBA Massachusetts

LAST CALL! Tuesday, October 2nd in Lawrence 

HispanicLatin Entrepreneurs


Creative Financing for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses
(SBA is participating as a panelist)
Thursday, October 4, 2018 / 5:30pm - 8:00pm
UMass Lowell Innovation Hub Haverhill, 2 Merrimack Street, 3rd Floor, Haverhill, MA 01830

Encore Entrepreneurs 50+ Starting or Growing Your Business
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 / 1:30am - 3:30pm
Sharon Adult Center/Sharon COA, Lower Level of Sharon Community Center, 219 Massapoag Avenue, Sharon, MA

SBA Business Smart Workshops
Wednesday, October 17 & 24, 2018 / 5:30pm - 6:30pm
220 State Street, Springfield, MA 01103 

8(a) Business Development Eligibility Briefing
Thursday, October 25, 2018 / 10:00am - 11:30pm
10 Causeway Street, Suite 265, Boston, MA 02222
(FREE) to Register email: nadine.boone@sba.gov

Opening Doors to Federal Government Contracting
Friday, October 26, 2018 / 10:00am - 11:30pm  
10 Causeway Street, Suite 265, Boston, MA 02222
(FREE) to Register email: pauline.swanson@sba.gov

Encore Entrepreneurs 50+ Starting or Growing Your Business
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 / 8:00am - 10:00am
Clark University, Tilton Hall, Higgins University Center, 950 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610

10/18 Lending to Rural America Forum

Rural Lending Forum

When: Thursday, October 18th from 8:30am –11:45am
Where: Orange Innovation Center, 131 West Main Street, Orange, MA 01364


Discussion Topics:

  • Building rural prosperity by increasing access to capital in rural areas
  • Resources available to help improve or reduce risks associated with lending to rural small businesses
  • Local Success Stories: Honest Weight Artisan Brewer, Jay Sullivan and Sean Nolan

Any questions concerning the forum, please contact Ili.spahiu@sba.gov or (617) 565-5569. 

All programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. This event is fully accessible. Reasonable accommodations will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact Ili Spahiu at Ili.spahiu@sba.gov or dial (617) 565-5569 to make arrangements.

This forum is brought to you by the following agencies:

Rural Forum

SBA Resource Partners


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

Starting Your Own Specialty Food Business - Boston
Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM 
Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134  

Promote Your Business - Amherst 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
TD Bank Branch, 243 Triangle Street, Amherst, MA 01002  

Improve your Human Resource Skills (Part 1)
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM 
Community Development Partnership, 3 Main Street Mercantile, Unit 7, Eastham, MA, 02642

Saving Taxes for Small Business - Palmer
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 / 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Quaboag Hills Chamber of Commerce, 3 Converse Street, Palmer, MA 01069

Low Cost, High Yield Marketing Strategies - Rockland
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 / 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM 
Rockland Chamber of Commerce, 1050 Hingham Street, Rockland, MA 02370  


The New Tax Law and You - Westborough
Friday, October 5 / 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
CWE Central MA, 69 Milk St., Suite 217, Westborough, MA 01581

How to Build a Brand for Your Small Business - Boston
Wednesday, October 10 / 11:00am - 1:00pm
CWE Eastern MA, 24 School St, Floor 7, Boston MA, 02108 
($10) Must register to attend. Partial Scholarships may be available to those who qualify.  REGISTER

Keeping the Books - Leominster
Friday, October 12 / 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Fidelity Bank, 9 Leominster Connector, Leominster, MA 01453

Understanding Cash Flow Management - Boston
Thursday, October 18 / 1:00pm - 3:00pm
CWE Eastern MA, 24 School St, Floor 7, Boston MA, 02108 
($20) Must register to attend. Partial scholarships may be available to those that qualify REGISTER


10/9 Visit the Self-Guided Tip O’Neill Exhibit (ANYTIME) 

Inside the federal building on the second floor is a hidden gem public exhibit about the life and public service career of Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr., the 34th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.  Visit the exhibit and learn about his legendary passion for public service!



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

Dude! Where's My Profit?
Wednesday, October 3  / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Clark University, Higgins University Center, Grace Conference Room, 950 Main Street, Worcester

10 Tried, True & Trending Tools to Supercharge Site Traffic 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 / 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm 
Scibelli Enterprise Center, 1 Federal Street, Building 101, 3rd Floor, Springfield
If you have questions or are unable to register online, contact Lynn Shedd at lshedd@msbdc.umass.edu or 413-577-1768. 

Video Marketing: A Must-Have For Your Toolbox
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 / 8:30 am - 10:30 am 
Enterprise Center at Salem State, 121 Loring Avenue, Suite 106, Salem

Starting a Business: What You Need to Know
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
Opportunity Works , 671 Kenoza Street, Haverhill

7J Cybersecurity Training


Eligible 7(j) participants for this free training will learn critical cybersecurity concepts, approaches to protecting their resources and intellectual property, and mandatory federal contracting requirements for both prime and sub-tier subcontractors. Each course is approximately 1 hour.

Dates: August - Sept 2018 

Interactive web-based training at: https://synergysolutions.talentlms.com/

Contact Synergy at https://synergysolutions.talentlms.com/ for User ID assignment and course registration access. Courses are subject to a maximum of 20 participants and are listed are in Eastern Time.


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