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Time and location

Monday, March 4, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 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

Time and location

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
9 am to noon

Lurie Conference Room
Higgins University Center

Workshop detail

Now that the calendar year has ended, so did the fiscal year for most small businesses. This presents a tremendous opportunity to get started using some simple data analysis to gain insight into your business. You or your accountant has likely put together a Profit and Loss, or P&L statement for the last year. You may have reviewed these financials and maybe even caught a line or two that you are curious about. But, have you caught all the hidden money that you are losing?

Data analytics and Big Data are trendy topics these days that frankly scare most small business owners. Analytics should not be scary and most businesses can reap tremendous benefits from basic analysis. In this workshop, you’ll learn some fundamental analytics using basic tools. We’ll focus on P&L trends that many business owners simply do not examine due to lack of time or resources. And that’s a shame, because basic data is where all your hidden profits lie just waiting to be found.

Speaker

Leo R. Sharkey, Senior Business Advisor, Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network

 

Time and location

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
9 am to noon

Lurie Conference Room
Higgins University Center

Workshop detail

Julia Becker Collins, Chief Operating Officer of Vision Advertising and Phil Hollows, Founder and CEO of FeedBlitz, will present together about understanding what your brand is and how to make the most of your brand in the day to day operations of your business and in your marketing.

  • How a brand can support and hypercharge your business, but if it’s not consistent then it can be a detriment.
  • The importance of understanding your brand and using it to its capacity.
  • Julia and Phil will also cover notable brand moments of 2018.

Come prepared with your brand challenges and be excited to discuss them.

Speakers

Julia Becker Collins, Vision Advertising

Phil Hollows, FeedBlitz

 

Time and location

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
9 am to noon

Lurie Conference Room
Higgins University Center

Workshop detail

Fraud is an ever present threat among business owners today. The latest report from the FBI notes that over 19,000 US victims reported fraud in the past two years alone. As you seek to grow your organization, protection should also be at the forefront of your mind.  Rockland Trust will give you a perspective from a bank on how to protect your money and data:

  • The top offenders of fraudulent activity
  • Learning lessons from recent attacks
  • How to protect yourself and your team

You will also hear from Libis Bueno on Ransomware. Managing data is one of the most important and complex IT challenges for organizations of all sizes around the world.  Join this seminar to learn:

  • Why protecting data is more difficult today than 5 years ago?
  • How Ransomware-as-a-Service is making your data a big target
  • How to avoid becoming a victim of ransomware or data loss
  • The importance and benefits of having a Business continuity plan

Speakers

Rockland Trust

Libis Bueno, CEO/CTO, Founder, Domitek

 

Time and location

Thursday, April 18, 2019
9 am to noon

Lurie Conference Room
Higgins University Center

Workshop detail

You have either made the decision or are considering opening a food business.   Do you know what regulations you must adhere to in the food industry in Massachusetts? This workshop will take you beyond great recipes.

The Worcester Regional Food Hub Kitchen provides a variety of services for start-up and existing food entrepreneurs, including hourly kitchen rentals, technical assistance, workshops, and support. It is designed to bolster a robust regional food system. The Food Hub’s mission is to increase local food access and consumption and recruit, retain, and incubate local food entrepreneurs, collectively building healthy, sustainable, and just communities.

What rules and regulations do you need comply with in order to legally serve and sell your food?
In this workshop you will learn about resources, how to obtain your ServSafe Manager and Allergen Awareness certifications, getting products tested, writing standard operating procedures and other considerations and requirements such as inspections of your facility.
Learn what you need to know beyond your business plan.

Speakers

Shon Rainford, Project Manager, The Worcester Regional Food Hub

Time and location

Thursday, April 25, 2019
9 am to noon

Conference Room 202
Alumni Student Engagement Center

Workshop detail

Inefficiencies in business processes can be difficult to see and bottlenecks are not always obvious.   Too often, organizations ignore these wastes and delays.  You can produce greater value with higher quality in less time when Lean strategies are applied in your front office.

  • Learn how to visualize a business process
  • Be able to see the waste in it
  • Learn about the tools to drive out that waste

 

Speakers

MassMEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership)

Additional information

 

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.

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$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