The Town of Bedford, in coordination with Middlesex Community College and the Massachusetts Innovation Network, has scheduled a free seminar titled, “How to Start and Operate a Small Business.”
The event is planned from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Jan. 19 in Café East in the Campus Center (Building 8) at Middlesex Community College, 591 Springs Rd. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.). Reservations may be made through www.massinnov.org/event-details/small-business-workshop.
Eleven small business experts will cover topics from business planning, business types and cash flow to budgeting, financing, marketing, and permits. Materials and resource information for small business support will be available.
Organizers said the program will address issues ranging from expanding from home employment to commercial space to expanding a part-time business to developing a business idea.
“We look forward to providing ongoing support to help these companies grow and be successful,” said Town Manager Sarah Stanton.
The seminar is being supported by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center-Northeast Region, SCORE-Northeast Mass, UMass-Lowell Innovation HUB, Cambridge Savings Bank, Eastern Bank, Mass Growth Capital Corp, and the Entrepreneurship Center at Community Teamwork-Greater Lowell.
Jeff King, the town’s Housing and Economic Development Director, is available for any questions ([email protected]).