SBA September Calendar l TOMORROW 10am FREE Training Camp for Small Businesses!

Massachusetts District Office - September 2019

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Education Calendar l September 2019

Tomorrow! FREE Small Business Training Camp and Networking Event in Boston at 10am!

Refreshments provided by Center for Women & Enterprise with a special strategic alliance signing ceremony with Black Economic Council of Massachusetts.



Can't make it in person to Boston Thursday but want to tune-up your financing knowledge?!?  Join our webinar at 12pm and connect with our lending team...


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Join by Phone: +12027651264 (Dial-in Number)
Conference ID: 2866742

(9/5) Alternative Financing: Crowdfunding, Microlending, Online, and etc.

REGISTER Thursday, September 5th / 12:00pm - 12:30pm 

This session will be an overview of alternative financing options for small business who are exploring financing. There will be guest speakers from various partners including: MainVest, LEAF Fund and ACCION.

Topics covered include: crowdfunding, microlending, mission-based lending (minority/women/veteran owned business), online, and etc.

SBA Massachusetts


The City of Attleboro invites you to learn about how to start, manage, or grow your business. Speakers from the Small Business Administration, Massachusetts Small Business Development Center, Massachusetts Exports Center, and SEED Corporation will provide introductions to free or low-cost resources you can tap to make your dream business a reality. Topics include crafting a successful business plan, accessing funding, and ways to expand your markets. Light refreshments will be available; bring your lunch.

This workshop is available to both Attleboro and non-Attleboro residents.

Building Your Business
Thursday, September 5th, 2019 / 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  
Cardi's, 999 Newport Avenue, Attleboro, MA 02703

Opening Doors to Federal Government Contracting
Friday, September 6th, 2019 / 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  
10 Causeway Street, RM 265, Boston MA 02222

Starting and Growing a Business - The SBA Advantage
Thursday, September 19, 2019 / 7:30am
Queset on the Pond, Roosevelt Circle, Easton, MA
($10/$20) REGISTER

SBA Business Smart Workshops (19th & 26th) 
Thursday, September 19th and 26th, 2019 / 5:30 pm 
Hilltown CDC, 387 Main Rd, Chesterfield, MA 01012
(FREE)  To Register Email:

Starting and Growing a Business - The SBA Advantage
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 / 10:00am
Reading Public Library, 64 Middlesex Avenue, Reading, MA

How to Write a Powerful Capability Statement
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 / 1:30 pm
UMass Lowell, 600 Suffolk Street, Suite 160, Lowell, MA 01854

"Powering the American Dream" SBA Information Session
Tuesday, September 24, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
400 Grove Street, Worcester, MA

Business Resources Breakfast - Neponset River Regional Chamber
Thursday, September 26, 2019 / 7:30am
Courtyard Norwood, 300 River Ridge Drive, Norwood, MA 02062
($25/$35) REGISTER

9/17 Military Spouses Workshop with Veterans Business Outreach Center

Location: South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal Street, South Hadley, MA 01075


This program will provide resources and training for spouses whose partners have deployed or those who seek entrepreneurship or change of employment.

What we will cover:

  • Funding to help with the transition
  • Programs to help with training and assistance
  • Franchising opportunities for veteran families
  • Direct sales opportunities with maximum flexibility
  • Employment options
  • State resources
  • Federal resources

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

Western MA Women's Business Conference
Saturday, September 7  / 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
La Quinta Inns & Suites, 100 Congress St, Springfield, MA 01104


Social Media Marketing Blueprint: 1 of 4 Modules
Wednesday, September 4  / 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Tip O'Neill Building, 10 Causeway, 1st FL Conference Rm B, Boston, MA 02222

Startup Budget for Launching a New Business
Wednesday, September 11 / 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm 
Jewish Vocational Services, 75 Federal St, 3rd Fl., Boston, MA 02110

How to Sell Better to Grow Your Business
Monday, September 16 / 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm 
Waltham Public Library, 735 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

How to Conduct Market Analysis - Northampton
Tuesday, September 24 / 9:00 am to 11:00 am 
TD Bank, Northampton, 175 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060

Make a Difference - Share Your Knowledge
Wednesday, September 25 / 6:30pm
Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney's Lane, Hyannis, MA, 02601

Social Media

Social Media Marketing Workshop in Quincy
Wednesday, September 25 / 9:30 am to 12:00 pm 
Quincy Center for Innovation, 180 Old Colony Ave., Quincy, MA 02170


Develop Your Business Model
Monday, September 9 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CWE Central MA, 69 Milk Street, Suite 217, Westborough, MA 01581
(Free, thanks to our generous sponsors at Santander Bank. Must register to attend as space in limited.)  REGISTER

Power Forward: Strategic Plan for Growth
Thursday evenings, September 12 - December 19 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CWE Central MA, 69 Milk Street, Suite 217, Westborough, MA 01581
(Free. Must apply to attend.)  REGISTER

Keeping the Books: Basic Accounting & Recordkeeping
Wednesday, September 18 / 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CWE Central MA, 69 Milk Street, Suite 217, Westborough, MA 01581
($20) Must register to attend.  REGISTER

Explore the Basics of SEO
Friday, September 20 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CWE Central MA, 69 Milk Street, Suite 217, Westborough, MA 01581
($10) 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

Intro Linking Digital Advertising to Business Growth
Tuesday, September 10 / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scibelli Enterprise Center, 1 Federal Street, 3rd Floor, Springfield, MA

Basics of Starting or Growing Your Business
Thursday, September 12  / 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Franklin County CDC, 324 Wells Street, Greenfield, MA

How to Become a GSA Federal Supply Schedule Holder and Government Contracting 101
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 / 10:00 am - 1:30 pm 
Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Federal Building, 10 Causeway Street, 1st Floor, Boston

Protecting Intellectual Property
Wednesday, September 18  / 5:00 pm - 7:00 am 
Suffolk University Law School, Faculty Dining Room, 120 Tremont Street, Boston

State Trade Expansion Program (Exporting Grant) Application Webinar
Friday, September 20  / 11:30 am - 1:00 am 
This webinar will discuss the parameters of the Massachusetts STEP program and walk participants through the STEP application process. The webinar will provide guidance on program eligibility and completion of the application, and will also discuss specific elements that are critical for successful applicants. The webinar will also provide tips on assessing export readiness and planning international marketing activities in support of the STEP application.

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
September 9, 2019
1:00—4:00 pm EDT

Federal Contract Basics
September 11, 2019
1:00—4:00 pm EDT

Managing & Administering Government Contracts
September 17, 2019
5:00—8:00 pm EDT

Negotiating Government Contracts
September 19, 2019
1:00—5:00 pm EDT

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 
Massachusetts Export Center Podcasts