All-Day Workshops Scheduled for Entrepreneurs in Devens, MA with Special Guest Speaker Senator Jamie Eldridge


The North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation and North Middlesex Savings Bank are holding two business workshops on January 25, 2017 aimed at assisting potential and existing entrepreneurs.

These free workshops are approximately 2 hours each and are being held in partnership with the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, Massachusetts Small Business Development Center, SCORE, NewVue Communities, Center For Women & Enterprise, and the Town of Ayer’s Economic Development Office.  Both workshops will each run approximately two and a half hours and will be held at the Mount Wachusett Community College Devens Campus, 27 Jackson Rd, Devens on Wednesday, January 25.

“Financial literacy for small business owners is key to making smart business decisions given that financial services are often made in-house by small businesses,” said State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton). “Small businesses are the backbone of local economies across Massachusetts, and workshops like these provide people with the necessary knowledge and tools for financial success.”

Session I: Fundamentals in Planning, Preparing, and Financing Your Business will run from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and will focus on evaluating and understanding the fundamentals of owning one’s own business.  Information on how to get started, where and how to get financing and the loan application process will be presented.  Registration begins at 8:00. Continental breakfast will be provided for all participants.  Presented by Bob Aspel, SCORE
Session II: Understanding the Purpose of Financial Statements and How They Can Help Determine the Health of Your Business will run from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and will focus on understanding a balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement.  The workshop will also explain how a small business owner can anticipate financial needs in order to operate his/her business more efficiently.  Registration begins at 11:30. Lunch will be provided for all participants. Presented by Robert C. Alario, CPA


To register, please contact Sandie Cataldo at 978-353-7607 ext. 232 or .  You may also register online at