Workshops

Time and location

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
9 am to noon

Grace Conference Room
Higgins University Center

Workshop detail

Whether you are planning to start a new business or expand an existing one you need to understand the key numbers that drive profit.  In this stimulating, interactive workshop you will learn to grasp the big picture of accounting at its most basic level.  Learn what your business numbers mean so you can make financial decisions with confidence.

No previous accounting knowledge is assumed or needed.  This will be a great seminar to attend if you plan to join our separate, three-day QuickBooks seminar series October 16, 17 and 18, 2018.

Speaker

Speaker, Dr. Charlie Pedersen, author, educator and CEO of Pedersen Educational Associates, LLC is also Professor Emeritus of Accounting and Dean of Business at QCC.  He authored, “Dude!  Where’s My Profit?” which has the big picture approach at its core.

How to Build Your Management Team

Time and location

Thursday, October 18, 2018
9 am to noon

Grace Conference Room
Higgins University Center

Workshop detail

Starting a business is complicated and involves elements of risk and uncertainty.  To increase the odds of being successful, the small business owner needs access to the best information and advice that is available.

Topics included in this session are:

Startup issues
Legal considerations
Accounting tips
Financing
Insurance

If you are thinking about starting a business or have a young business, you should attend this seminar to help you identify areas where you need more guidance.

Speakers

Jeffrey Donaldson, Esq., Mirick O’Connell
Curtis Feldman, CPA, S & G, LLP
Philip Richards, Sr. VP, Operations & Strategy, IC Federal Credit Union
Yvonne Baker, CPIW, Commercial Lines Acct Mgr, The Feingold Companies
Claire Cheevers, Employee Benefit Mgr., The Feingold Companies
Peter Dunn, Business Programs Mgr., City of Worcester

– How to Reduce Risk

Time and location

Thursday, November 1, 2018
9 am to noon

Grace Conference Room
Higgins University Center

Workshop detail

If you are an employer in Massachusetts, you need clarification on how recent changes in employment law impact your business and how to stay compliant with the new statutes.Topics to be covered include:

Wage Laws
Sex at Work/#Me Too
Noncompetition and Confidentiality
Family and Medical Leave
Employee vs. Independent Contractor

This will be an informative and important seminar packed with information, including new legislation.

Speaker

Speaker is Jack K. Merrill, Esq., Employment Law and Civil Litigation, KSR Law

 

– Options and Strategies

Time and location

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
9 am to noon

Grace Conference Room
Higgins University Center

Workshop detail

Locating the proper sources of financing to start or expand a business can be one of the most difficult problems a business owner may encounter.  This seminar will explore the range of options and basic requirements for each type of financing.  Our speakers will give you their viewpoints and explain what criteria they use when determining whether to provide funding.

Whether you are seeking a traditional bank loan, crowd funding, angel investor or looking for other alternatives, please join us for an informative and interactive panel to help sift through the different financing options.

Speakers

Cheryl Miller, Sr. Business Advisor, SBDC
Ronald Masiello, CPA, S & G, LLP
Susan Johnson, VP Commercial Lending, Middlesex Bank
Norm Vigeant, VP Lending, North Central Mass Dev. Corp.
Sal Daher, Early Stage Hub
Ed Niser, Asst. Public Relations Mgr., DCU and GrowthFountain

Time and location

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
9 am to noon

Grace Conference Room
Higgins University Center

Workshop detail

Not having a tax strategy for your company can put you out of business.  To make it more complicated, it has been 30 years since there has been significant tax reform.  What does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill that recently passed mean to your business?

During this informative seminar Shepherd & Goldstein will discuss tax considerations that are essential to your strategic planning.  This seminar will be important to mature businesses as well as those just starting out.

Speakers

Matthew Andersen, CPA, S & G, LLP
Jonah Lerner, CPA, S & G, LLP

– In-depth Training for Beginners

Time and location

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m

Lurie Conference Room
Higgins University Center

Workshop detail

This three-night, nine-hour workshop for QuickBooks includes setup, data entry, and financial reporting.  These sessions are open discussion, non-threatening, not overwhelming and you will be able to ask specific questions.

Explanation of QuickBooks
Accounting basics required to utilize the software
Set up your accounts for your business
Understand how to utilize QuickBooks reports to manage your business

If you have never used QuickBooks or don’t understand how to leverage this powerful financial management tool, you should not miss this three-evening seminar series.  Nancy Burgess is the President/Owner of Burgess Consulting.  Her interactive teaching style will leave you empowered and ready to tackle the financial management of your business.

Registration is limited to 15 people.  Cost is $199

Speaker

Nancy Burgess, President/Owner, Burgess Consulting

Additional information

Registration begins at 8:45 am. All programs run from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm.

All programs are held in the:

Grace Conference Room
Higgins University Center
Clark University
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA, 01610

Parking

  • Clark University Parking Garage – Entrance on Downing Street. Guest parking is located on the upper level.
  • Alumni & Student Engagement Center parking lot – 939 Main Street, Worcester (next to St. Peter’s Church)
  • Administrative parking lot – (between Woodland & Hawthorne Streets)
  • Clark Labs parking lot – 921 Main Street, Worcester

Some on-street parking is permitted, but please check street signs carefully for parking restrictions.

Parking and campus map

QuickBooks workshop runs from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

$199 for QuickBooks workshop

$25 for each workshop

Credit card payment accepted with online registration, or a check, made payable to Clark University, may be mailed to:

Clark University SBDC
950 Main Street
Worcester MA
01610-1477

Space is limited. Advanced registration required. Registration fees include materials and coffee/tea service. The Clark SBDC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Registration fees will be returned or credited towards future programs only if the Clark SBDC cancels or reschedules a seminar. Sorry, no refunds will be given to individuals who register but are unable to attend.

Please contact the Clark University SBDC for more information at 508-793-7615 or via Email at sbdc@clarku.edu.

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The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network Central Regional Office at Clark University would like to extend thanks to the following institutions for their financial support, thus allowing us to provide quality and educational workshops at a nominal fee to the small business community.

Contact Information

Small Business Development Center

Office Location
Mailing Address
  • Clark University SBDC
    950 Main Street
    Worcester MA, 01610-1477