February Education Calendar l Black History Month

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Education Calendar l February 2019

Black History

Join SBA as the nation celebrates Black History Month in February to recognize the remarkable contributions made by African Americans to industry and to our country as a whole. 

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.

As a Harvard-trained historian, Carter G. Woodson, like W. E. B. Du Bois before him, believed that truth could not be denied and that reason would prevail over prejudice. His hopes to raise awareness of African American’s contributions to civilization was realized when he and the organization he founded, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), conceived and announced Negro History Week in 1925. The event was first celebrated during a week in February 1926 that encompassed the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The response was overwhelming: Black history clubs sprang up; teachers demanded materials to instruct their pupils; and progressive whites, not simply white scholars and philanthropists, stepped forward to endorse the effort.  >Read more

SBA Twitter Chat

Did you know that small businesses that receive three or more hours of mentoring achieve higher revenues and increased business growth?

Join us for a Twitter chat on how to find a business mentor on Feb. 7!
Follow along with the hashtag .

SBA Massachusetts


8(a) Business Development Government Contracting Eligibility Workshop
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 / 2:00pm - 3:30pm
UMass Lowell, PTAC, Wannalancit BLDG. Conf. Room #403, 600 Suffolk Street, Suite 160, Lowell, MA 01854

8(a) Business Development Government Contracting Eligibility Workshop
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 / 9:00am - 10:30am
10 Causeway Street, Suite 265, Boston, MA 02222

Opening Doors to Federal Government Contracting
Friday, March 1, 2019 / 10:00am - 12:00pm  
10 Causeway Street, Suite 265, Boston, MA 02222


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

Networking Like Your Business Depends on it.. It Does
Thursday, February 7 / 8:30 am to 11:00 am 
Chatham Community Center, 702 Main Street, Chatham, MA, 02633

Learn QuickBooks Quickly
Wednesday, February 13 / 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM 
Westborough Public Library, 55 West Main Street, Westborough, MA

Starting Your Business - Springfield
Thursday, February 14 / 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm 
Scibelli Enterprise Center, 1 Federal Street, Bldg 101, Springfield

Accounting for Small Businesses
Tuesday, February 19  / 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Tip O'Neill Federal Building, 10 Causeway Street, RM 265, Boston MA

Doing Business with Different Generations - Palmer
Wednesday, February 20  / 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
Quaboag Hills Chamber of Commerce, 3 Converse Ave, Palmer

Boston Startup Bootcamp
Thursday, February 21  / 8:45 am to 3:00 pm
Tip O'Neill Federal Building, 10 Causeway Street, RM 265, Boston MA

Simplify Your Business Life - Accounting & Bookkeeping Practices
Tuesday, February 26  / 8:30 am to 10:00 am 
Falmouth Chamber of Commerce, 29 Academy Lane, Falmouth

The New Way for MA Small Businesses to Choose Health Insurance 
Wednesday, February 27 / 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street, Newton


Accounting for Non-Accountants (2-part course)
Thursday, February 7 & 14 / 10:00 am - 11:30 am 
CWE Eastern MA, 24 School St, 7th FL, Boston MA, 02108 
($50) Must register to attend. Partial Scholarships may be available to those who qualify.  REGISTER

Business Women & Beer
Monday, February 11 / 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company, 55 Millbrook Street, Worcester
($15) Must register to attend. Partial Scholarships may be available to those who qualify.  REGISTER

Crowdfunding: Alternative Financing for your Small Business
Friday, February 15 / 10:00am to 12:00pm
CWE Central MA, 69 Milk Street, Suite 217, Westborough, MA 01581
($20) Must register to attend. Partial Scholarships may be available to those who qualify.  REGISTER

How to Build a Successful Brand
Tuesday, February 19 / 4:30pm - 6:30pm
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

Understanding Cash Flow Management 
Wednesday, February 27 / 1:00pm - 3:00pm
CWE Eastern MA, 24 School St, 7th FL, Boston MA, 02108 
($20) Must register to attend. REGISTER



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

Introduction to Government Contracting
Friday, February 8  / 10:30 am - 11:30 am 
Scibelli Enterprise Center, 1 Federal Street, Building 101, 1st Floor, Springfield

QuickBooks - In-Depth Training for Beginners
Tuesday, February 19 -21 / 10:00 am - 1:30 pm 
Clark University, Higgins University Center, Lurie Conference Room, 950 Main Street, Worcester
($199)  REGISTER

Understanding Business Financials
Tuesday, February 26  / 8:30 am - 10:30 am 
Enterprise Ctr at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue, Suite 106, Salem

Creating Your Business Plan for Success
Wednesday, February 27 / 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm 
The Quest Center, 1213 Purchase Street, 2nd Floor NBEDC Conference Room, New Bedford (enter through front door and take elevator to the 2nd floor)

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.

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

Understanding RFPs
February 12, 2019
1:00—3:30 pm EDT

Federal Contracting Basics
February 13, 2019
1:00—4:00 pm EDT

Internet Tools to Generate Federal Business Opportunities
February 13, 2019
5:00—8:00 pm EDT

Developing Technical and Past Performance Proposals
February 14, 2019
1:00—4:00 pm EDT

Developing the Cost Proposal
February 19, 2019
1:00—4:00 pm EDT

Managing and Administrating Government Contracts
February 20, 2019
5:00—7:00 pm EDT

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