May Education Calendar l #SmallBusinessWeek Activities, Boston SBDC and more!

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Education Calendar l May 2019

10 days until our awards luncheon...


You're Invited: Wednesday, May 8th!

Happy National Small Business Week, May 5-11, 2019

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

5/22: Suffolk University SBDC
Pitching Your Idea

Massachusetts Small Business Development is Launching in Boston again!!

Introducing the first SBDC event being held at Suffolk University in Boston again!

Suffolk SBDC


Wednesday, May 22, 2019 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Eastern

Location: Suffolk University Law School, Faculty Dining Room 02081

The presenter/moderator will be Karen Katz, Esq., Director, IP Programs, Suffolk University Law School. Author of Attorneyman, and numerous business development articles, sales training and curricula, Karen was a search professional with Korn/Ferry, a founding member of Mass Medical Angels, a venture mentor at MIT and serves on the Board of Addgene. She was part of the team that sold LawCorps to Special Counsel/TMP Worldwide and was with Pangea3, bought by Thomson Reuters. She has closed multi-million dollar deals with Unilever, GE, Abbvie and many others.

SBA Massachusetts

5/3: 4th Annual WOOSTAPRENEURS!

The Woostapreneurs Forum connects Greater Worcester to the entrepreneurship ecosystem and business resource providers in central Massachusetts.  REGISTER TODAY! 


Access to Capital
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State, 121 Loring Avenue, Suite 106, Salem, MA

Opening Doors to Federal and State Government Contracting
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 10:00 am - 11:30 am  
Tip O'Neill Federal Building, 10 Causeway Street, RM 265, Boston, MA 02222

Opening Doors to Federal and State Government Contracting
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm  
Waltham Public Library, 735 Main St, Waltham, MA

What Can Lowell Do For Your Small Business?
Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:30 am - 10:00 am
UMass Lowell Innovation Hub, 110 Canal Street, Lowell, MA

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston: 5th Annual Engage and Connect
Monday, May 20, 2019 / 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 4th Fl, 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston MA

SBA Loans 101
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 / 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Enterprise Center at Salem State, 121 Loring Avenue, Suite 106, Salem, MA (FREE) REGISTER

Doing Business with Gov and Higher Ed

Doing Business with Government and Higher Education
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 / 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

6/5: Capital Matchmaking & Business Coaching in North Adams, MA


Free but must register.

When: Wednesday, June 5th   8:00am – 11:30am
Where: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, 375 Church St, North Adams, MA; Murdock Hall: Sammer-Dennis room (218)

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

Taking Care of Business--A Half Day of Hands-On Learning for Women - Leveraging Your Potential
Thursday, May 2  / 7:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cape Cod and Islands Association of Realtors, 22 Midtech Drive, West Yarmouth, MA, 02673

Cape Cod & the Islands SCORE's 26th Annual Awards Breakfast
Wednesday, May 8  / 8:00 am to 10:00 am 
Hyannis Golf Club, Hyannis, MA 02601($75)

Livestream Viewing Party: Give Your Website a Refresh (FREE PIZZA)
Wednesday, May 8 / 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm 
Scibelli Enterprise Center, 1 Federal St. Bldg 101, 3rd Fl, Springfield, MA

Business Planning and Cash Flow
(3 Sessions) May 9, 16 and 23 / 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM 
Holyoke Public Library, 1 Federal St, Bldg 101, Peter Pan Room, Springfield, MA

Boston Startup Bootcamp
Thursday, May 16  / 8:45 am to 3:00 pm
Tip O'Neill Federal Building, 10 Causeway Street, Boston MA

Developing a Start-Up Budget for Your Small Business
Thursday, May 16 / 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm 
Co-working Station of Walpole, 55 West Street, Suite 201, Walpole, MA

Unleashing Your Super Powers with LinkedIN Video
Monday, May 20 / 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street, Newton, MA 02459

Starting Your Business - Springfield
Tuesday, May 28 / 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm 
Scibelli Enterprise Center, 1 Federal Street, Bldg 101, Springfield

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


Woman Entrepreneur Resource Workshop
Thursday, May 9 / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Orange Innovation Center, 131 West Main Street - Third Floor, Orange, MA
(FREE) Must register to attend. Partial scholarships may be available for those that qualify.  REGISTER

Steps to Start a Benefit Corporation & Other Corporations Explained
Monday, May 13 / 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CWE Eastern MA, 24 School St, 7th FL, Boston MA, 02108 
(FREE) Must register to attend.   REGISTER

Twitter for Small Business
Monday, May 13 / 10:00 am to 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

How to Give Effective Presentations
Wednesday, May 15 / 5:00pm - 7:00pm
CWE Eastern MA, 24 School St, 7th FL, Boston MA, 02108 
($25) Must register to attend. Partial scholarships may be available for those that qualify.   REGISTER

Working with a Bank
Wednesday, May 15 / 5:30pm - 7:00pm
CWE Central MA, 69 Milk Street, Suite 217, Westborough, MA 01581
(FREE) 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

Selling on Amazon: Basics and Best Practices
Tuesday, May 7  / 8:30 am - 10:30 am 
Clark University, Higgins University Center, Lurie Conference Room, 950 Main Street, Worcester  ($25) REGISTER

WEBINAR: Duty Drawback: Your Secret Weapon in the Tariff War
Thursday, May 9 / 11:30 am - 1:00 pm 

Understanding Your Company's Financial Statements
Wednesday, May 15  / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
TD Bank, 1441 Main Street, Springfield

Creating a Business Plan
Wednesday, May 15  / 9:30 am - 11:00 am 
James Hunt Learning Center, 16 Brooks Street, Worcester

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 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

Managing and Administrating Government Contracts
May 13, 2019
1:00—4:00 pm EDT

How to Qualify for the GSA Schedule
May 14, 2019
1:00—2:30 pm EDT

Negotiating Government Contracts
May 14, 2019
5:00—9:00 pm EDT

Audits and Accounting Systems
May 15, 2019
1:00—4:00 pm EDT

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Primer
May 16, 2018
1:00—5:00 pm EDT

Facilities Clearances
May 20, 2019
1:00—2:30 pm EDT

Introduction to Managing Government Construction Projects
May 21, 2019
1:00—4:00 pm EDT

Marketing to the Government Buyer
May 22, 2019
1:00—4:00 pm EDT

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