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Education Calendar l June 2019


The SBA is proud to support the LGBT business community.

SBA's Network for LGBT Businesses aims to bring focus on economic empowerment in the LGBT business community by providing access to the SBA's programs and services.

You can contact SBA's Network for LGBT Businesses at lgbt@sba.gov.

Interested in certifying your LGBT-owned business? The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce offers a certification for LGBTQ-owned small businesses.

6/15 Women's Business Conference


The Western Massachusetts chapter of SCORE will host its second annual Women in Business Conference on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at La Quinta Inns & Suites, Springfield from 8 am to 4 pm EST.


You are invited to this day long conference where you can look forward to motivational sessions by fellow women entrepreneurs, workshops on professional and personal development, trade show, lunch and networking. 

SBA Massachusetts

6/5: Competing in the Federal Marketplace

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Massachusetts Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) UMass Lowell, 600 Suffolk Street, Room 407, Lowell, MA

Doing Business

Opening Doors to Federal Government Contracting
Friday, June 7, 2019 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Tip O'Neill Federal Building, 10 Causeway Street, RM 265, Boston, MA 02222

8(a) Business Development Government Contracting Eligibility Workshop
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 / 9:00am - 10:30am
10 Causeway Street, RM 265, Boston MA 02222

6/25: SBA Overview at the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce

Holyoke Chamber

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 / 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm  
Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, 177 High Street, Holyoke

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

6/4 WEBINAR: Reach Customers Online with Google

Grow with Google

Register Here

Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your business using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Smart Campaigns in Google Ads. We’ll also introduce tools to help you run your business online, including Google My Business and Google Trends.

Growth Planning and Growing Your Small Business
Thursday, June 6  / 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Basic Blogging
Wednesday, June 5  / 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
Quaboag Hills Chamber of Commerce, 3 Converse Street, Palmer

Grow Your Business with Social Media
Tuesday, June 11 / 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
Boston Public Library - The Exchange Room, 700 Boylston Street, Boston

Business Retailing: Best Practices Seminar
Wednesday, June 12 / 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm 
Westborough Library, 55 West Main Street, Westborough

Basic Instagram
Wednesday, June 19 / 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM 
Quaboag Hills Chamber of Commerce, 3 Converse Street, Palmer

Boston Startup Bootcamp
Thursday, June 20  / 8:45 am to 3:00 pm
Tip O'Neill Federal Building, 10 Causeway Street, Boston MA

Starting Your Business - Springfield
Thursday, June 20 / 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm 
Scibelli Enterprise Center, 1 Federal Street, Bldg 101, Springfield

Positioning Your Non-Profit for Success
Wednesday, June 26 / 9:00 am to 12:00 pm 
Tip O'Neill Federal Building, 10 Causeway Street, Boston MA


Steps to Start a Benefit Corporation
Wednesday, June 5 / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CWE Eastern MA, 24 School St, 7th FL, Boston MA, 02108 
(FREE) Must register to attend.   REGISTER

Employee to Entrepreneur: How Franchising can Reduce the Risk
Wednesday, June 12 / 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
CWE Central MA, 69 Milk Street, Suite 217, Westborough, MA 01581
(FREE) Must register to attend.  REGISTER

How to Build a Successful Brand
Thursday, June 13 / 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 for those that qualify.   REGISTER

Legal Sessions: Get Your Questions Answered!
Friday, June 14 / 9:00am - 1:00pm
CWE Central MA, 69 Milk Street, Suite 217, Westborough, MA 01581
(FREE) Free. Must schedule an appointment by emailing us at mmiller@cweonline.org, or calling us at 508-453-9209.

Understanding Cash Flow Management
Wednesday, June 19 / 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Harvard Innovation Lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Ave, Room 150, Allston
($20) Must register to attend. Partial scholarships may be available for those that qualify.   REGISTER



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

7/17: Suffolk University SBDC

Entity Formation


Wednesday, July 17, 2019 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Eastern
Location: Suffolk University Law School, Room 170 (multi-function room), Boston

WEBINAR: China Trade Update
Thursday, June 6  / 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Hosted by MA Export Center - Our speaker will be Giovanna Cinelli, Practice Lead, International Trade & National Security with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

How to Become a GSA Federal Supply Schedule Holder and Government Contracting 101
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 / 10:00 am - 1:30 pm 
Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Federal Building, 10 Causeway Street, 1st Floor, Boston

Grow Your Business
Tuesday, June 18  / 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (Networking 5:00pm-6:00pm)
Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge
(FREE)  Learn more RSVP by June 4 to rmccain@websterbank.com

Success for Small Business Boot Camp
Friday, June 21  / 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 
HarborOne Bank, 134 Copeland Drive, Mansfield

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 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

Developing the Technical and Past Performance Proposals
June 6, 2019
5:00—8:00 pm EDT

Developing the Cost Proposal
June 10, 2019
1:00—4:00 pm EDT

Tools for Construction Project Management
June 12, 2019
1:00—3:00 pm EDT

Managing and Administrating Government Contracts
June 17, 2019
1:00—4:00 pm EDT

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Primer
June 20, 2019
1:00—5:00 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