SEED Will Hold Small Business Workshops in Providence

Small business WorkshopsThe South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation and Rockland Trust Community Development Corporation will hold two basic business workshops in Providence aimed at assisting potential and existing entrepreneurs.

The free workshops are being held in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration, RI District (RI SBA), Rhode Island Small Business Development Center (RISBDC), Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE), City of Providence/Economic Development, and SCORE. 

Both workshops will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the Center for Women & Enterprise, 132 George M. Cohan Boulevard, Providence.  The details of each workshop are provided below:

Session I
“Learn the Fundamentals in Planning, Preparing, and Financing Your Business”9:00 a.m. to Noon.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.  Breakfast will be provided for all participants. 

This workshop 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.

Session II
“Understanding the Purpose of Financial Statements and How They Can Help Determine the Health of Your Business”
, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Lunch will be provided for all participants.

The focus of this workshop is to help 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.

Please call SEED Corporation at 508-822-1020 x 318, to register for either or both sessions by Wednesday, September 6th and for directions to the Center for Women & Enterprise.  SEED Corporation holds this entrepreneurial workshop series on a monthly basis throughout the region.  For information on future sessions, please contact SEED.

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 in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  SEED is also a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) under the U.S. Department of the Treasury.  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 in the region 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.

Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: INDB) has approximately $8.0 billion in assets and is the holding company for Rockland Trust Company, a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Massachusetts. Named in 2016 to The Boston Globe’s “Top Places to Work” list for the eighth consecutive year, Rockland Trust offers a wide range of banking, investment, and insurance services.  The Bank serves businesses and individuals through approximately 100 retail branches, commercial and residential lending centers, and investment management offices in eastern Massachusetts, including Greater Boston, the South Shore, the Cape and Islands, and Rhode Island. Rockland Trust also offers a full suite of mobile, online, and telephone banking services. The Company is an FDIC member and an Equal Housing Lender.  To find out why Rockland Trust is the bank “Where Each Relationship Matters®”, please visit www.rocklandtrust.com.

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