SEED Will Hold Free Entrepreneurial Workshops This Winter/Spring

The South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation will hold free basic business workshops throughout the region this winter/spring aimed at assisting potential and existing entrepreneurs.  The workshops are co-sponsored by local banks and credit unions, the Small Business Development Center Network, local community and economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, SCORE (For the Life of your Business) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

The first of these workshops entitled “Learn the Fundamentals in Planning, Preparing and Financing Your Business” is geared toward helping potential entrepreneurs evaluate and understand the fundamentals of owning one’s own business.  Information on how to get started, where and how to get financing and the loan application process will be presented.  Attendees will also be provided with a free guide to writing a business plan and other materials.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge to attendees. 

The second workshop entitled “Understanding the Purpose of Financial Statements and How They Can Help Determine the Health of Your Business” is focused on helping attendees understand a balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement.  The workshop also explains how a small business owner can anticipate financial needs in order to operate his/her business more efficiently.

The following is a list of dates and locations for SEED’s upcoming workshops.  Please call SEED Corporation at 508-822-1020, for more information or to register for a free workshop.

                 DATE               LOCATION                SPONSOR

Thursday,
February 16, 2012
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Johnson & Wales U.,
Culinary Arts Center
315 Harborside Blvd.
Providence, RI 02903


Rockland Trust Community Development Corporation


Thursday,
March 22, 2012
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Cape Cod Five
171 Falmouth Road
Hyannis, MA 02601

Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank

Thursday,
April 12, 2012
8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Harborview Hotel
131 North Water Street
Edgartown, MA 02539

Martha’s Vineyard
Savings Bank

Thursday,
May 3, 2012
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Plymouth Area
Chamber of Commerce
134 Court Street
Plymouth, MA 02360

Mayflower Bank

Thursday,
May 17, 2012
5:00 – 8:30 pm
(Session I)

Bridgewater
Savings Bank
756 Orchard Street
Raynham, MA 02767

Bridgewater Savings Bank

Thursday,
May 24, 2012
5:00 – 8:30 pm
(Session II)

Bridgewater
Savings Bank
756 Orchard Street
Raynham, MA 02767

Bridgewater Savings Bank

Wednesday,
June 13, 2012
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

TBD
New Bedford, MA

Rockland Trust
Community Development Corporation

 

SEED Corporation is a non-profit organization certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and designated as an Intermediary under the SBA’s Microloan Program.  This program is designed to provide loans to new and existing business owners in amounts up to $50,000.

As a regional economic development organization, SEED also offers a full range of financing programs providing loans up to $5.5 million to assist small businesses to grow and create jobs throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  SEED works with other economic development and financing institutions throughout the region to ensure that individuals who are committed to owning and operating a small business are able to get the assistance they need to be successful.

For more information on SEED and its programs, please call the SEED office at 508-822-1020 or visit SEED’s website at www.seedcorp.com.

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