Small Business Assistance Center Workshops – March 2012

Social Media
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 / 10:00 am -12:00 pm
This workshop is offered in partnership with the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce and Lowell Telecommunications Corporation.“The Times, They Are A-Changin”, and we know that social media marketing now plays a vital role in the success of businesses and organizations. This seminar provides an overview of various online marketing tools including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. If you are a beginner or intermediate user, you will benefit from this workshop taught by Danielle Bergeron, President and CEO of the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce, who has years of experience promoting her own business through social media.
COST: no fee
LOCATION:  Lowell Telecommunications Corporation (LTC) studios, 246 Market Street, Lowell, MA 01852
RSVP: kwallace@comteam.org, 978-322-8400

The Merrimack Valley Small Business Center Open House
Thursday, March 15, 2011 / 2:30 pm -4:00 pm
Join us at our Open House to learn more about the Center and what we have to offer small businesses. We provide technical assistance, workshops, training and financial assistance. Meet with staff to learn more about how we can help you develop your business idea and help you achieve all your small business dreams. We also can assist existing businesses to grow to the next level with our Microloan Fund. If you can’t make the open house, please call to arrange a meeting any time that works for you!
COST: no fee
LOCATION:  The Center, 88 Middle St., 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA 01852
RSVP: kwallace@comteam.org, 978-322-8400

Legal Considerations – Learn from a lawyer
Monday, March 19, 2012 / 6:00 -8:00 pm
This workshop is offered in partnership with the Economic Justice Project.This is a comprehensive 2-hour overview of legal issues that are important to small business owners. Experienced business attorneys will touch on topics such as which legal entity is right for your business, asset protection, contracts, employment, and leasing/zoning. Audience participation is always encouraged and the workshop is interactive with an opportunity for questions and answers.
COST: no fee
LOCATION:  The Center, 88 Middle St., 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA 01852
RSVP: kwallace@comteam.org, 978-322-8400

Networking to Grow
Monday, March 19, 2012 / 6:00 -8:00 pm
Using Professional organizations to grow and market your small business. Business owners need to learn how to stand out from the crowd and leverage their investments of time and money in order to build and nurture close relationships with key influencers. They need to be strategic in identifying and selecting the right organizations to join while they plan their active involvement on the right committees and task forces in order to showcase their skills and abilities. As an individual’s professional network increases, they attract the attention of others who can in turn become new clients, referrals, advocates, and sponsors. They can become champions and sources of professional support and information. In this workshop attendees will learn how to:

  • Be strategic in selecting the right professional organizations to join;
  • Participate in the right activities, committees, and task forces;
  • Build their network of key influencers and create stronger relationships;
  • Showcase their skills and abilities.

It’s not a new concept to develop personal relationships and leverage your contacts within organizations, but some of the rules of engagement have changed and now with social media, it’s important to become visible and searchable by others.
This workshop is taught by Paul R. Hutchinson, consultant to business owners, new entrepreneurs, non-profits and professional associations and individuals for over 20 years.  Paul specializes in sales strategy, sales training/coaching and sales process improvement.  A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, Paul currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce.
COST: $10
LOCATION:  The Center, 88 Middle St., 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA 01852
RSVP: kwallace@comteam.org, 978-322-8400

 

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