Small Business

Small Buisness Resorce Fair 2016

Small Buisness Resorce Fair 2016

Learn and do more to make your small business successful.


Sep, 28th 2016

10:00am - 3:00pm


Engaging Immigrant Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners Forum | Nov 13

Powerful Pathways & Bunker Hill Community College Entrepreneurship Center presents The Engaging Immigrant Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners Forum. Powerful Pathways, in partnership with Bunker Hill Community College's Entrepreneurship Center is reviving the forum!

It is also being held as a kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week (Nov 13 - 20) and as part of City Awake (Nov 5 - 14) the week-long series of events celebrating social impact. Featuring distinguished presenters, panel discussions, and topic breakouts. Connect with colleagues and experts to share the benefits and challenges of supporting the fastest growing economic block, and we can do to support theirs and our regional growth. 


When: November 13, 8:30 am - noon

Where: Bunker Hill Community College H- Building 250 New Rutherford Avenue Boston, MA 02129  >> Read More

MA Supplier Diversity Regional Series | Nov 5

The Operational Services Division’s Supplier Diversity Office, in collaboration with Governor Baker’s Office of Access and Opportunity and the Massachusetts Office of Business Development, is hosting the MA Supplier Diversity Regional Series.

They cordially invite members of the small business community to attend where they will have the opportunity to meet with state, municipal, and private buyers, and Statewide Contract Vendors.  

At the Economic Development Community Forums that they conducted over the past few months, they heard from small business owners that they would like the opportunity to do business with the state and its municipalities.  This event has been scheduled in direct response to their feedback.

When : Thursday, November 5, 2015 >> Read More

Small Business Community Meeting | September 8th

On September 8th at Roxbury Community College, they, Mass. Dept of Business Developement will be hosting a gathering of Boston's small business community.  The Baker/Polito Administration would like to hear from the small business community on whatit thinks the state can do to help them grow. The Governor is obliged to submit an Economic Development Plan for the entire state.  An important part of the process in formalizing its economic development strategy, has been public outreach. To make certain that each geographical area of the Commonwealth had an opportunity to express their suggestions and concerns

Web Marketing for Small Businesses | June 16

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Introducing: Web Marketing for Small Business! A  FREE 8-week course for small businesses and entrepreneurs! Beef up your web marketing skills through social media tactics, web optimization, and more! *Get a brand new iPad mini or Chromebook laptop for only $50 for completing the course!*


*class is currently full!


When: Tuesdays beginning June 16th


Where: Dorchester Bay EDC

594 Columbia Road, Dorchester

To register: Contact or call (617) 447-1759


Small Business Taxes Seminar | Feb 14

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Small Business Taxes – What you need to know Today to successfully complete your 2014 Small Business Tax return

  • Type of legal entity 
  • Completing Schedule C for form 1040 line by line
  • Review of Form 1065 Partnership Return
  • The Tax Man… IRS and MA
  • Hiring employees/contractors – issuing form 1099s
  • Business Insurance
  • Other topics 

*seating is limited, please register*


When:  Saturday, February 14, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Where: Mattapan Branch Library,

1350 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan

Cost: FREE

To register: email or call (617)427-6293

Kickoff to the 2014-2015 Green Entrepreneur Small Business Network

Have you been considering starting a GREEN or small business?

Are you ready to become a Massachusetts Entrepreneur?

Are you currently a small or GREEN business owner?


Would you like more information and assistance to grow your idea/business?

Come and learn more about our seminars/workshops and network with other entrepreneurs.

Free series of workshops and seminars for people interested in, or who already have, a GREEN or small business.
Help pick topics for the seminar series and network with potential clients; providers and partners.
Please register by emailing or call (617) 427-6293.

Business Innovation Challenge

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Join the Center for Women and Enterprise and the Resilient Communities Resilient Families for the Business Innovation Challenge Entrepreneur Training & Contest. This event will take place on Tuesday, March 4th until June 27 from 6-9 pm.

Interested participants will have the opportunity to work with other entrepreneurs and experts to build a business plan, find options to finance your business and manage your finances, learn to market yourself and your business to target customers, win money to start your company. Priority will be given to residents of Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan.

For more information, contact Junior Gustavo by email at or by phone at 617-372-2228.

Small Business Resource Roundup | October 29

Join th Bowdoin Geneva Alliance, Bowdoin Geneva Main Streets, The Catholic Charities Teen Center, and Dorchester Bay EDC on Tuesday, October 29 at the Catholic Charities Teen Center, 287 Bowdoin Street from 8am-10am.


The small Business Resource Roundup is a morning tour of programs that provide resources to local merchants in the Greater Dorchester area. This event is designed to bring organizations together with resources to help each other achieve goals.


The event includes a breakfast, networking, resource fair, and panel discussion. For more information contact Bowdoin Geneva Main Streets at 617.436.9980 or

How to Overcome the Procrastination and Perfectionism that are Holding You Back


One of the keys to business success is using your time properly. That can be tough when you have a job, family, home or other major commitments – and when occupational hazards like procrastination and perfectionism rear their ugly heads. The good news is that all of these issues can be addressed once you’ve figured out the root causes of your “issues” and applied some practical strategies to address them. (Hint: it’s not that you’re lazy or uncommitted—so stop blaming yourself!) Author and business coach ( Hillary Rettig (The 7 Secrets of the Prolific) will give you the tools you need to understand and overcome your internal barriers so that you can achieve your business and other goals.


All businesses, industries and entrepreneurs welcome! >> Read More

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