Resources for New and Growing Businesses

  • Date: March 15, 2017
  • Time: 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Location: Medway Public Library (Cole Room, lower level), 26 High St
  • Registration Deadline: March 8, 2017

Starting or growing a business requires aligning resources. Whether it’s creative resources or financial resources, you need to have a plan. Yet how can you find time to plan when you have your hands full with everyday tasks to get a small business started or just keep it running?! Juggling so many balls also makes it difficult to find time to learn all you need to know. So take a break and take advantage of this opportunity to network and learn from other business professionals. You’ll pick up tips on issues you need to be thinking about as you start out or move to the next level.

Our evening will begin with a tour of the Makerspace. Opened in June 2016, the Makerspace is a collaborative workspace equipped with tools and technology that may be helpful to business owners. Just some of the available resources include video and editing equipment, 3-D printer, digital image converter, DVD duplicator, scanner and hand tools.

Next, we’ll focus on financial and risk management issues that you should be thinking about in advance of starting or growing your business. It’s often difficult to know what you should be planning for without tapping external resources for guidance. We engaged two MBC members to help out. Heather Johnson, VP of Commercial Lending at Charles River Bank, will present Commercial Lending 101. This overview of how credit-worthiness is evaluated and what the application process requires will provide business owners with information they need to know about lending before the need arises. Then, Peter Brunelli, VP and co-owner of Keefe Insurance Agency in Franklin, will outline insurance issues that a new or developing business needs to consider. He will cover Worker’s Compensation, which may required by law; Liability Insurance, which is required by certain contracts; and other coverage, such as protection for your business property and business interruption, to ensure your business can continue to operate after a loss situation.

We’ll wrap up with another MBC member: Stephanie Mercandetti, Director, Community & Economic Development for the Town of Medway. She will share additional information about local, state and federal resources that business owners can access to help their businesses grow and succeed. Learn about opportunities for assistance of which you might not be aware.

Don’t miss this knowledge- and network-building opportunity!

Cost of just $15/pp (member) or $20/pp (non-member) includes:

  • Networking
  • Light refreshments
  • Tour of the Makerspace
  • 3 Informative presentations

Consider inviting a business friend from the Medway area to our event. Help us grow to be a stronger resource for Medway area businesses.

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