Learn About Resources Available to Help Grow and Strengthen Your Business

Three agencies have come together to demonstrate the resources available to help grow and strengthen your business.
The Greater New Bedford Career Center in partnership with the Massachusetts Office of Business Development, and the New Bedford Economic Development Council will host a Business Resources Presentation to help business owners learn about the many resources that are available to enable participants to better train and develop your workforce.
In addition, you will learn about ways to grow your business with the help of state, local and quasi-public agency programs such as:
* Help in finding qualified employees
* Business Planning opportunities through the Small Business Development Center
* Assistance in getting grant money for worker training
* Direction on loans for working capital, gap financing and equipment purchase
The presentation is free and will be held Tuesday, April 3rd starting with refreshments at 5:00 p.m. at the Career Center on 618 Acushnet Avenue.
Participants should RSVP by Monday, March 26. Contact Vickie Duarte at 508-990-4122 or email Vickie at vduarte@detma.org.
The Massachusetts Office of Business Development took the initiative to create the Business Resource Team at the state level to meet the demand of businesses requesting technical assistance to help grow their business, train their workforce, and find out about programs that help increase the bottom line.
The Greater New Bedford Career Center is one of the Massachusetts One Stop Career Centers. The Career Center is a primary link between employers and the regional workforce. The Center’s Business Services unit works with local employers to identify their workforce needs and provide candidates to meet the needs of the employer.
The mission of the New Bedford Economic Development Council is to proactively turn the ideas and hopes of businesses into solid results by offering real services through sales and marketing leadership, loan and incentive programs, technical assistance, and workshops. The NBEDC is also actively involved with city planning and development, and helps businesses take advantage of the growth opportunities the City offers.

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