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Basics of Starting Your Business

September 28, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


This free presentation will help entrepreneurs start a business plan and provide structure to starting and managing their venture. Topics will include:

  • Introduction and need for planning
  • Basic business plan format
  • Choosing your legal form of organization
  • Marketing, market planning and research
  • Cash flow projections
  • Financial statements
  • Financing

There will also be an overview of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s programs and services. The presentation will help you gain a better understanding of the various SBA programs and services available to prospective or current entrepreneurs who need assistance in starting or expanding their businesses, and will include capital, counseling and contracting information.

Oreste Varela, branch manager of the U.S. Small Business Administration in Springfield, will be a speaker. Also presenting from the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center, Western Regional Office will be Allen Kronick, senior business advisor or Anita Eliason, senior business advisor.

There is no charge for these workshops, but pre-registration is required. This workshop is offered on several convenient dates. If a date is not listed below, the class is full or registration is closed. A Zoom link for the webinar will be emailed to you immediately after registration from Please add this email to your safe sender list.

Dates & Times: Typically held on the first Monday (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.) and third Thursday (9:00 a.m. – 12 noon) of the month – click on your date selection below to register
Location: Online
No charge
Contact:  MSBDC Western Regional Office at 413-577-1768 or


September 28, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network