SBA October Calendar l Hispanic Heritage Month Events in Springfield & Lawrence

Massachusetts District Office - October 2019

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Education Calendar l October 2019

10/3 CELEBRATING NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: Local Resources to Grow Your Business

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(Space limited, FREE with registration)

SBA celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

WHEN: THURSDAY, OCT. 3rd ~ 4:30PM – 6:30PM
WHERE: 1 Federal Street, Scibelli Enterprise Center, 3rd Fl, Springfield, MA

SPECIAL AFRO-CARIBBEAN MUSICAL PRESENTATION!

Speakers include:

Wendell Davis

Wendell G. Davis, New England Regional Administrator
Davis oversees the delivery of the agency’s financial assistance, technical assistance and government contracting activities throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island. 

 

AT THIS EVENT YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT:

  • FREE BUSINESS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
  • LOCAL RESOURCES YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS GROW
  • SMALL BUSINESS LOAN PROGRAMS

PANEL: RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

  • Moderator: Samalid Hogan, MA Small Business Development Center
  • State Representative Carlos González
  • Oreste Varela, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Anthony Moore, City of Springfield
  • Kristin Leutz, Valley Venture Mentors
  • Tessa Romboletti, SPARK EforAll
  • Raymond Lanza-Weil, Common Capital

10/10 Hispanic Heritage Month in Lawrence

HHM

WHEN: Thursday, October 10th, 2019 / 9:30am – 11:00am

WHERE: My Smart Space, 280 Merrimack Street Suite 315, Lawrence, MA 

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Join us in Lawrence for networking and sharing best practices for starting and growing your business!

According to a recent Stanford University study, Latino entrepreneurs are starting businesses faster than any other group, driving $700 billion into the U.S. economy annually. (amplifylatinx.co)

Program Includes: 

Business Development Resources

  • Center for Women & Enterprise Eastern MA
  • Salem State Small Business Development Center
  • Northeast SCORE Chapter

Strategies for Access to Capital

  • Eastern Bank
  • Santander Bank
  • TD Bank

Latino Entrepreneur Success Stories

Networking


SBA Massachusetts

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

Connections That Work Workshop: Starting & Growing Your Own Business
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 / 9:00am - 10:30am
Old Town Hall (10 Kendall Rd) in Tyngsborough, MA
(FREE) REGISTER

Manufacturing in the Commonwealth
Thursday, October 3, 2019 / 12pm – 2pm
Lombardo's, 6 Billings St, Randolph, Massachusetts
Panel Discussion to include: SBA Regional Administrator, Wendall G. Davis Tim Fisher, ID Sign Group Justin Gordon, COO of Amramp Dave Theriault, Owner Elite Envelope
($45) REGISTER

Opening Doors to Federal and State Government Contracting
Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Tip O'Neill Federal Building, 10 Causeway Street, 1st fl Rm B, Boston, MA
(FREE) REGISTER

Introduction to SBA Programs and Resources

Friday, October 18, 2019 / 8:30–10am
William James College, One Wells Ave, Newton, MA
($20) REGISTER

8(a) Business Development Government Contracting Eligibility Workshop
Thursday, October 24, 2019 / 9:00am - 10:30am
10 Causeway Street, RM 265, Boston MA 02222
(FREE) REGISTER


The Suffolk University SBDC is hosting two FREE events this week!  Refreshments will be served!

SBDC

9/25 How Are You Doing? How Do You Know?

Location: Suffolk University, 20 Somerset Street, Room 314 (3rd Floor), Boston, MA 02108

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How is your business doing? How do you know? You're collecting data anyway, how can you gather meaningful information to help you grow your business? This workshop will show you accounting techniques to take simplify the complexity of understanding the performance of your companies and decision making.

About the Speaker:

George Moker is the Managing Director of Ambrosi Donahue Congdon & Co., P.C., a Massachusetts-based certified public accounting firm specializing in SBIR/STTR and other government-funded for-profit startup organizations. The firm has a nationwide client base consisting of startup organizations with revenue ranging from $100,000 to $15 million, with funding from various government agencies (DOD, DHS, NIH, DOE, NSF, and more). George was former President & CEO of MOKER CPA PC, a firm he founded in 2002 and subsequently sold to Ambrosi Donahue Congdon in 2017. George is a Certified Public Accountant, with more than 30 years experience in public accounting, focusing in the area of startup and small organizations.

9/26 How to Manage People

Location: Suffolk University, 20 Somerset Street, Room 314 (3rd Floor), Boston, MA 02108

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One of the greatest challenges for new business owners is how to manage people. This 2 hour course covers how to be fair and accountable, build trust with your employees, and most importantly, how to develop their skills. You may be thinking, we are a new business – we don’t’ have time to focus on employee development!

About the Speaker:

Joanna Trainor has over 20 years of experience in sales, operations management, channel marketing, and training development. She currently teaches entrepreneurship at Suffolk University and is the founder and CEO of a Massachusetts-based consulting firm that specializes in helping small businesses develop incremental value adds. Prior to owning her own business she was a senior manager at Verizon Communications, leading an instructional design studio, where she worked closely with development and delivery teams, and wa


10/30 Encore Entrepreneurs Event

AARP

To RSVP EMAIL: Lisa.Welch@sba.gov 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 30th / 9am - 11am
9am to 9:30am Breakfast and Registration
9:30am to 11am - Speakers and Networking.

WHERE: Thomas P. O'Neill Federal, Building, Auditorium, 10 Causeway Street,
1st floor, Boston, MA 02114

Hear from experts on how to be your own boss. Learn about programs and resources available through AARP and network with resource organizations. From writing your business plan to seeking start-up capital, it's information you can use. Learn how to start and grow a business in your community! Hear from: AARP, Small Business Administration, SCORE and others.
Light breakfast will be served. 


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

So You Want to be a Consultant
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 / 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave, 02134, MA 02134
(FREE) REGISTER

Business Planning and Cash Flow (3 workshops) 
Tuesday, October 8, 15 and 22  / 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Scibelli Enterprise Center, 1 Federal Street, Bldg 101, Peter Pan Room, entry level Room, Springfield, MA 01105
(FREE) REGISTER

Small Business Forum
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 / 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Newburyport Senior Community Center, 331 High St, Newburyport, MA, 01950
(FREE) REGISTER

“Making the Big Pitch”— Creating a Targeted Sales Presentation
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 12:00
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street, Newton, MA 02459
(FREE)REGISTER

Key Considerations for Starting Your Own Business; Building Your Business Plan
Tuesday, October 22 / 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm 
Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St., Plymouth, MA, 02360
(FREE) REGISTER

How to Conduct a Market Analysis - Northampton
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 11:00
TD Bank, Northampton, 175 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060
(FREE) REGISTER

Establishing a Solid Growth Trajectory for Your Business
Thursday, October 24 / 8:00am-12:00pm
TD Bank, 307 Main St. Hyannis, MA 02601
(FREE) REGISTER

WHY AM I NOT FOUND IN GOOGLE?
October 29, 2019 / 8:30am - 10 am
Falmouth Chamber of Commerce, 20 Academy Lane, Falmouth, MA, 02540
(FREE) REGISTER


cwe

10/4 Women Business Leaders Conference (WBLC)

CWE Cofnerence

DATE: Friday, October 4, 2019
TIME: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Sheraton Hotel, Framingham, MA

READ MORE & REGISTER HERE

 

Business Planning: Getting Started
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 / 5:30–8pm
Orange Innovation Center, 131 West Main Street, Suite 201, Orange, MA 01364
(FREE) REGISTER

Understanding Cash Flow Management
Wednesday, October 2 / 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Harvard Innovation Lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Ave, Room 150, Allston, MA 
(FREE) REGISTER

Basics of a Small Business Marketing Plan
Thursday, October 3 / 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
CWE Central MA, 69 Milk St., Suite 217, Westborough, MA 01581
(FREE) REGISTER

Growth Strategies and Certification Options
Thursday, October 24, 2019 / 9am – 11am
Orange Innovation Center, 131 West Main Street, Suite 201, Orange, MA 01364
(FREE) Must register to attend.  REGISTER

 


10/30 20th Anniversary Celebration of CWE Central MA

Wine pour

WHEN: Wednesday, October 30 / 5:30PM - 8:30PM
WHERE: Cyprian Keys Golf Club, 284 East Temple Street, Boylston, MA

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(Tickets: $25 per person) 

We are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of CWE Central MA transforming lives through entrepreneurship.  Leaders from all types of businesses, certified women-owned business owners, clients, supporters and partners of CWE will gather together to support and commemorate the occasion and meet our new President & CEO, Gaby King Morse. The event will include: 

  • client spotlights
  • a CWE Client marketplace
  • opportunities for attendees to network and promote their business
  • wine and light appetizers

MSBDC

 

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

Incoterms® 2020 Rules
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 / Program 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Starr Center at Schepens Eye Research Institute, 185 Cambridge Street, 2nd Floor, Boston
($350) REGISTER

Avoiding the Stumbling Blocks When You Start a Business
Thursday, October 3, 2019 / 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Clark University, Higgins University Center, Grace Conference Room, 950 Main Street, Worcester
($25) REGISTER

WEBINAR: KYC For Today’s Global Business Environment
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 / 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
KYC (Know Your Customer/Know Your Counterparty) processes and best practices are increasingly important in today’s complex and fast-paced global business environment. And they go well beyond the traditional list-based screening practices employed by many companies engaged in global trade.
($50) REGISTER

Powering Your Exports: A Program for Manufacturing and Tech Companies

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 / 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Enterprise Center at Salem State University, 121 Loring Avenue, Salem
(FREE) REGISTER

Business Plan Fundamentals
Note: This workshop will be presented in Spanish. 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Clark University Alumni Student Engagement Center, Conference Room 202, 950 Main Street, Worcester
(FREE)  REGISTER

Roadmap for Building an Amazing Website
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 / 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Scibelli Enterprise Center, Teleclassroom, 1 Federal Street, 3rd Floor, Springfield
($25)  REGISTER

Branding and Websites - How They Should be Integrated for Impact
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 / 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Clark University Higgins University Center, Grace Conference Room, 950 Main Street, Worcester
($25) REGISTER


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