December Education Calendar l 12/14 Matchmaker Event

Massachusetts District Office - December 2018

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Education Calendar l December 2018

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You're Invited!  

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(Free but must register to attend)

Reverse Business 2 Business (B2B) Matchmaking Event  to generate collaborations between entrepreneurs, procurement agencies and prime contractors.

  • Goal is to increase procurement-ready firms into Massachusetts portfolio

  • Increase significant contracts realized by firms in Massachusetts portfolio

  • Create events with expected and realized outcomes.

  • Increase job creation

 


SBA Massachusetts

Lawrence in the Zone - Opening Doors to Contracting
Thursday, December 13, 2018 / 10:00am - 12:00pm
Induspad, 46 Stafford Street, Lawrence, Massachusetts 01841
(FREE) REGISTER

8(a) Business Development Eligibility Briefing
Thursday, December 20, 2018 / 10:00am - 11:30pm
10 Causeway Street, Suite 265, Boston, MA 02222
(FREE) REGISTER

Opening Doors to Federal Government Contracting
Friday, December 21, 2018 / 10:00am - 11:30pm  
10 Causeway Street, Suite 265, Boston, MA 02222
(FREE) REGISTER

 


2018 EXPORT EXPO

Export Center

Don't miss our EXPORT EXPO on December 7 in Boston. We have an impressive lineup of speakers, including keynote speaker Richard Ashooh, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration.

The Massachusetts Export Center’s Export Expo provides a forum for exporters to connect with the wide range of export resources available in Massachusetts while learning about issues that impact their day-to-day export operations. The event will include an exhibit area featuring government, non-profit and private sector service providers serving the export community. Coinciding with the exhibition, the Export Center will convene workshops and roundtable discussions throughout the day on a variety of export-related topics.

Click here for further information!

USITC and SBA Listening Tour

Export

Register

U.S International Trade Commission and The U.S. small Business Administration will host a listening tour throughout the U.S. beginning 12/3/2018.  The purpose of this tour is to support the USITC study on “Barriers to exporting to the United Kingdom (UK)."

The USITC welcomes your views on this topic in Boston on Friday, December 7th. If you are a U.S.-based SMEs that exports to the UK either directly or through your supply chain we are actively seeking out your perspective on this topic.

Due to security, please arrive at 11:30 a.m.

For more background on this investigation, the Federal Register Notice is located at: https://www.usitc.gov/secretary/fed_reg_notices/332/332_569_notice_08302018sgl.pdf.

The USITC listening session event is held in conjunction with the Massachusetts Export Center's annual Export Expo. To register for the Export Expo, visit www.mass.gov/export/expo.


SBA Resource Partners

SCORE

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

Startup 101 - What You Need to Start Your Business
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 / 10:00 am to 11:00 am 
Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 
(FREE) REGISTER

Roundtable: Finding New Customers 
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 / 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM 
Quaboag Hills Chamber of Commerce, 3 Converse Street, Palmer, MA 01069
($15) REGISTER

What Do They Want? Managing Millennials and Post-Millennials
Thursday, December 7, 2018 / 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Chatham Community Center, 702 Main Street, Chatham, MA, 02633
(FREE) REGISTER

Quickbooks Hands-On Workshop
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm 
Coworking Station of Walpole, 55 West Street, 2nd Floor, Walpole, MA 02081
(FREE) REGISTER

Pricing, Costing and Breakeven
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut St, Holyoke, MA 01040
($15) REGISTER

Building an Effective Business Plan 
Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 
Cambridge City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, 2nd Fl, Cambridge MA, 02139
(FREE) REGISTER

Strategies to Access Credit for Existing and Growing Small Businesses
Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm 
East Boston Public Library, 365 S. Bremen St., East Boston, MA 02128
(FREE) REGISTER

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Steps to Starting a Business
Wednesday, December 5 / 10:00 am - 11:30 am 
Fidelity Bank, 9 Leominster Connector, Leominster, MA 01453
(FREE) Must register to attend. REGISTER

Steps to Starting a Non-Profit
Tuesday, December 11 / 2:00pm - 4:00pm
CWE Eastern MA, 24 School St, 7th FL, Boston MA, 02108 
($20) Must register to attend. Partial Scholarships may be available to those who qualify.  REGISTER

Cash Flow Management
Tuesday, December 11 / 5:00pm to 7:00pm
CWE Central MA, 69 Milk Street, Suite 217, Westborough, MA 01581
(FREE) Must register to attend. REGISTER

Steps to Start a Benefit Corporation & Other Corporations Explained
Wednesday, December 12 / 5:30pm - 7:30pm
CWE Eastern MA, 24 School St, 7th FL, Boston MA, 02108 
(FREE) Must register to attend. REGISTER

Crowdfunding: Alternative Funding for Your Small Business
Monday, December 17 / 12:00pm to 2:00pm
CWE Central MA, 69 Milk Street, Suite 217, Westborough, MA 01581
(FREE) Must register to attend. REGISTER

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners
Wednesday, December 19 / 5:30pm - 7:30pm
CWE Eastern MA, 24 School St, 7th FL, Boston MA, 02108 
(FREE) Must register to attend. REGISTER

MSBDC

 

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

Basics of Starting a Business
Thursday, December 4  / 12:45 pm - 3:30 pm 
Scibelli Enterprise Center, 1 Federal Street, Building 101, 3rd Floor, Springfield
(FREE) REGISTER

How to Become a GSA Federal Supply Schedule Holder and Government Contracting 101
Thursday, December 6, 2018 / 10:00 am - 1:30 pm 
Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Federal Building, 10 Causeway Street, 1st Floor, Boston
(FREE)  REGISTER

Basics of Starting a Business
Thursday, December 4  / 12:45 pm - 3:30 pm 
Franklin County Community Development Corp., 324 Wells Street, Greenfield
(FREE) REGISTER

HR Headlines for 2018 and Beyond
Thursday, December 6, 2018 / 8:30 am - 10:30 am 
Enterprise Ctr at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue, Suite 106, Salem
(FREE)  REGISTER

Key Building Blocks of a Winning Company
Thursday, December 13, 2018 / 8:30 am - 10:30 am 
Enterprise Ctr at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue, Suite 106, Salem
(FREE)  REGISTER

Introduction to Government Contracting
Friday, December 14, 2018 / 10:30 am - 11:30 am 
Scibelli Enterprise Center, 1 Federal Street, Building 101, 1st Floor, Springfield
(FREE)  REGISTER


7J Cybersecurity Training

Cybersecurity

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.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
Go to 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.


7J Government Contracting Training

7J Government Contracting

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

Marketing to the Government Buyer
December 3, 2018
1:00—4:00 pm EDT

Developing Technical and Past Performance Proposals
December 4, 2018
1:00—4:00 pm EDT

Capture Management
December 5, 2018
1:00—4:00 pm EDT

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Primer
December 6, 2018
1:00—5:00 pm EDT

Tools for Construction Project Management
December 10, 2018
1:00—3:00 pm EDT

How to Qualify for the GSA Schedule
December 10, 2018
5:00—7:00 pm EDT


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