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Small Business Launch Program-Spring 2016

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Name: Small Business Launch Program-Spring 2016
Date: March 3, 2016
Website: www.massgcc.com
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
Starting a new business can be an exciting and rewarding venture if you are prepared. This FREE  four-week  program is being offered through the Quincy Chamber of Commerce as a result of a Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation Grant and run by Key 360 Advisors.

Key 360 Advisors, is a strategic consulting firm with expertise in start up to mid market companies. Founded by a team of experienced entrepreneurs who have successfully started and built several new businesses as well as managed them through growth, Key 360 Advisors specializes in business planning, sales strategy. Marketing, financial planning, funding for small business and more.

The Small Business Launch Program will include four sessions over a four week period. The start at 6pm and are located the Quincy Chamber of Commerce, 180 Old Colony Ave. 3rd floor. The topics and content for the sessions include
  • Wednesday, March 8:  Business Planning 101 (2 hours). Business plan basics  The most important tool you will need for a new business.
  • Wednesday, March 15:    Management, Legal Structure and Insurance (1.5 hours) Important decisions you need to make before starting your new business
  • Wednesday, March 22:  Marketing and Sales Strategies (1.5 hours) Panel Discussion –A panel of local business people sharing best practices, successes and failures.
  • Wednesday, March 29:   Business Financials (2 hours) Learn key financial terms, basic financial statements, creating effective projections and budgets.  Discuss various available financing options.
About Mass Growth Capital:
MGCC works to create and preserve jobs at Massachusetts small businesses, women and minority owned businesses, and promotes economic development in underserved, Gateway Cities and low and moderate income communities. MGCC is a central state resource that offers working capital, loan guarantees, and targeted technical assistance to solve specific financial and operational problems for local businesses. MGCC works with traditional financial institutions to make challenging loans bankable, working with community development corporations and other non-profits to provide financing for job-producing projects, and assisting a wide range of small businesses find the growth capital they require. MGCC specifically targets manufacturers that are expanding, other growth sectors, and small businesses in our older Gateway Cities.  Since inception, MGCC has assisted more than 263 companies with over 9,100 employees with customized working capital financing commitments totaling over $83,800,000.  www.massgcc.com
About Mass Growth Capital-Small Business Technical Assistance Grant Program:
MGCC’s Small Business Technical Assistance Grant program is a state funded program designed to complement and enhance the traditional public and private small business assistance network.  Small Business Technical Assistance Grant Program builds operational capacity and skills of organizations that are providing technical assistance, education, and access to capital to small businesses with 20 employees or fewer, and businesses owned by women, minorities, and to veterans businesses located in low and moderate income and underserved communities across the state. The grant recipients, selected in a competitive process, are as diverse as the businesses they serve.  They include community development corporations, micro-lenders and chambers of commerce that are committed to helping small business flourish and improving their regional economy with locally driven solutions.

Quincy Chamber of Commerce
180 Old Colony Ave. 3rd floor.
Quincy, MA 02170
Date/Time Information:
Four-week program on the following dates:
Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22, 29 from 6-8pm
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