April Education Calendar l YOU'RE INVITED Small Business Week and more!

Massachusetts District Office - April 2019

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Education Calendar l April 2019

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Join SBA as the nation celebrates National Small Business Week! 

Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

In collaboration the Greater Boston SCORE Chapter, we invite you to join us for the Annual 2019 National Small Business Week Awards Luncheon to be held on Wednesday, May 8th from 12:00PM to 2:00PM (registration and networking begins at 11:30AM) at Assumption College in Worcester, MA

LIMITED SEATING - RESERVE TICKETS TODAY

5/8: You're Invited! Celebrate & Network!

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SBA Massachusetts

SBA Business Smart Workshops
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 / 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Westfield Athenaeum (Library), 6 Elm Street, Lang Auditorium, Westfield, MA 01003 (FREE) REGISTER

Opening Doors to Federal and State Government Contracting
Friday, April 5, 2019 / 10:00am - 11:30am  
Tip O'Neill Federal Building, 10 Causeway Street, RM 265, Boston, MA 02222
(FREE) REGISTER

 

4/18 WEBINAR: Better Business Bureau 101 - Ask Me Anything!

Amy BBB  

REGISTER
Thursday, April 18, 2019
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT

Community Relations Manager, Amy Schram will give a presentation on the vision and mission of your local BBB. One of our BBB's goals is to make the public aware of our free programs and services offered to consumers and the community as a precautionary resource. If you have questions you would like to send to Amy beforehand to have her answer, please email: aschram@boston.bbb.org

4/23 WEBINAR: Health Connector for Business: The NEW way for Massachusetts small businesses to choose health insurance

Chaitra Sanders

REGISTER
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT

Managing health care costs while delivering quality health insurance benefits to employee is a chief concern for small business owners. During this seminar, Health Connector for Business representatives will discuss how the state exchange platform can save money through plan selection and ConnectWell rebates of 15 percent, while providing employees the flexibility to choose their own plan. Small businesses can access the platform at MAhealthconnector.org, where they can also find a certified broker available to help complete enrollment.

4/25 WEBINAR: Scams, Fraud & Identify Theft with Amy Schram, Better Business Bureau

Amy BBB  

REGISTER
Thursday, April 25, 2019
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT

Community Relations Manager, Amy Schram will give a presentation covering the most common scams currently circulating the community (IRS, tech-support scams, malware scams, etc.), the major red flags to watch out for, and the tactics consumers can use to protect themselves and their identity. Amy will also share more about the BBB Scam Tracker (www.bbb.org/scamtracker/us) as well.  If you have questions you would like to send to Amy beforehand to have her answer, please email: aschram@boston.bbb.org


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

Como identificar oportunidades para tu pequeño negocio en las redes sociales (Presented in Spanish)
Thursday, April 4  / 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm 
East Boston Public Library, 365 S. Bremen St., East Boston, MA 02128
(FREE) REGISTER

WEBINAR: Pathway to Part-Time Business Ownership
Wednesday, April 10 / 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM 
(FREE) REGISTER

MEETUP: Collaborative Mastermind
Wednesday, April 10  / 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm 
Westborough Public Library, 55 West Main St, Westborough, MA
(FREE)REGISTER

Starting Your Business - Springfield
Thursday, April 11 / 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm 
Scibelli Enterprise Center, 1 Federal Street, Bldg 101, Springfield
($25) REGISTER

Grow Your Business Through Social Media
Thursday, April 11  / 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Seamen's Bank, 2746 Rte US-6, Wellfleet, MA, 02667
(FREE) REGISTER

Boston Startup Bootcamp
Thursday, April 18  / 8:45 am to 3:00 pm
Tip O'Neill Federal Building, 10 Causeway Street, Boston MA
($20)  REGISTER

How to Market Your Products or Services on Instagram
Tuesday, April 23 / 9:00 am to 12:00 pm 
Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
(FREE) REGISTER

Simple Steps for Exiting Your Business
Thursday, April 25 / 8:30 am to 10:00 am 
Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, 134 Court Street, Plymouth, MA, 02360
(FREE) REGISTER

Starting Your Business - Holyoke
Tuesday, April 30 / 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm 
Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, 1 Federal Street, Bldg 101, Springfield, MA 01105  ($25) REGISTER

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Planning for a Health Business 
Monday, April 8 / 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 
CWE Central MA, 69 Milk Street, Suite 217, Westborough, MA 01581
($10) Must register to attend. Partial scholarships may be available for those that qualify.  REGISTER

Understanding Your Business' Financial Statements
Friday, April 12 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CWE Central MA, 69 Milk Street, Suite 217, Westborough, MA 01581
($20) Must register to attend. Partial scholarships may be available for those that qualify.   REGISTER

Business Plan Basics @ Staples Pro Services
Wednesday, April 17 / 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Staples Pro Services, 1660 Soldiers Field Road, Brighton, MA 02135
(FREE) Must register to attend. Partial scholarships may be available for those that qualify.   REGISTER

Creating an Effective Marketing Plan (3-Week Course 4/25, 5/2, 5/9)
Thursday, April 25 / 2:00pm - 4:00pm
CWE Eastern MA, 24 School St, 7th FL, Boston MA, 02108 
($125) Must register to attend. Partial scholarships may be available for those that qualify.   REGISTER

Basics of Business Contracts & Agreements
Monday, April 29 / 5:30pm - 7:30pm
CWE Eastern MA, 24 School St, 7th FL, Boston MA, 02108 
($20) Must register to attend. Partial scholarships may be available for those that qualify. REGISTER

MSBDC  

 

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

Don't Get Hacked - Learn How to Protect Your Financial Data
Wednesday, April 3  / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Clark University, Higgins University Center, Lurie Conference Room, 950 Main Street, Worcester  ($25) REGISTER

Introduction to Government Contracting
Friday, April 12 / 10:30 am - 11:30 am 
Scibelli Enterprise Center, 1 Federal Street, Building 101, 3rd Floor, Springfield
(FREE)  REGISTER

Legal Clinic - Plainville
Friday, April 12  / 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
United Regional Chamber of Commerce, 310 South Street, Plainville
(FREE)  REGISTER

How to Become a GSA Federal Supply Schedule Holder and Government Contracting 101
Wednesday, April 17  / 10:00 am - 1:30 pm 
Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Federal Building, 10 Causeway Street, 1st Floor, Boston
(FREE)  REGISTER

Starting a Food Business - Beyond a Great Recipe
Thursday, April 18 / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Clark University, Higgins University Center, Lurie Conference Room, 950 Main Street, Worcester  ($25) REGISTER

EXPORTING WEBINAR: 
Best Practices for Voluntary and Required Self Disclosures

Thursday, April 25  / 11:30 am - 1:00 pm 
($50 / no charge for Compliance Alliance members) 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 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

How to Qualify for the GSA Schedule
April 8, 2019
1:00—2:30 pm EST

Marketing to the Government Buyer
April 9, 2019
1:00—4:00 pm EST

Internet Tools to Generate Federal Business
April 10, 2019
1:00—4:00 pm EST

Facilities Clearances
April 15, 2019
1:00—2:30 pm EST

Preparing Bids for Construction Contracting
April 17, 2019
5:00—8:00 pm EST

Negotiating Government Contracts
April 23, 2019
1:00—5:00 pm EST

Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR) Primer
April 25, 2019
1:00—5:00 pm EST


Online Education

SBA Online Learning Center
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SBA Office of Advocacy Research and Statistics

Center for Women & Enterprise Online Learning 
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BusinessUSA Training 
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