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Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Free business counseling is available to small and emerging businesses at NECC Riverwalk during the day, in both English and Spanish.  This is through a partnership with the MA Small Business Development Center’s Northeast Regional Office headquartered at Salem State University.  Contact Dianne Lahaye at 978-659-1222 to arrange counseling appointments; for info on general SBA, state or MSBDC services, call 978-542-6343 or go to www.salemstate.edu/sbdc.


Starting or Expanding Your Business Series

In Partnership with the Salem State University SBDC.

Workshops on starting or expanding your business are also offered in partnership with the SBDC which provide a general overview of topics and are free of charge (unless noted otherwise). 

Pre-registration is required! Call the Registrar’s Office at 978-556-3700. Seating is limited!


Pricing Your Products and Services

Learn about pricing concepts, the role of pricing in a company’s strategy and an easy four step process to determine pricing for your services or products on the basis of costs, customer goals, trends, and competition. 

Speaker: Barry Horwitz, Horwitz & Company, LLC

Course Information

Dates/Time: Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., one evening, 3/1

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: Free

CRN: 101 Course Number: ESBD1089 Section: RWA


Cash Flow: Your Way to Break Even

Why do bankers say “cash flow is king”?  How is cash flow different from profit?  This workshop and its simple but realistic class exercise will help you understand cash flow, assess when you will need capital, and position your business for bank financing.

Speaker: Bruce Share, Managing Direct and Cash Flow Solutionist, Share Business Growth Strategist, LLC

Course Information

Dates/Time: Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., one evening, 4/12

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: Free

CRN: 102 Course Number: ESBD1045 Section: RWA


 

Access to Capital

Access to capital remains one of the most significant barriers, and it is too often the factor that prevents the growth of small businesses.  Come listen to an expert, who has experience in this space, talk about how the process really works and what can be done to overcome existing barriers.

Speaker: Jim Stone, Founder, Chain Store Advisors

Course Information

Dates/Time: Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., one evening, 5/10

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: Free

CRN: 102 Course Number: ESBD1045 Section: RWA