Practical Business Tactics for the Local Economy

Company leaders feeling ill effects from this troubled economy, who may want to immediately improve business performance, are invited to join an interactive panel and workshop on September 18, 2008 which brings the best practical advice from experts in marketing, finance, accounting, operations and corporate revitalization.
The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center, the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, BankFive and the New England Business Bulletin are sponsoring this outstanding program which will cover three critical topics:
* The local economy: opportunities and threats;
* Strategies and tactics to: increase revenues, reduce expenses, manage cash flow and employees; and
* Early warning signals and resources for further assistance.
Expert panelists include marketing consultant: Alan Buff of Growth Partners LCC, revitalization specialist: Oscar Lavallee of Lavallee & Associates, operations expert: Glenn Gertridge of MassMEP, banker: Paul Medeiros – First Vice President of BankFive, accountant Lisa Szargowicz of Rosenfield Raymon Pielech PC and business advisor, Melinda Ailes of MSBDC.
This workshop and panel will be held on September 18 at the Wamsutta Club, 427 County Street, New Bedford, MA. A light breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. with the program from 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. Workshops are open to all established companies in the area. The cost is $10 per attendee if you are a chamber member or $15 for non chamber members.
Pre-registration is required by September 15.  Please call Tammi Jacobsen at 508-673-9783 ext. 104 or register on line under Training & Events at
If you are unable to attend the September 18 workshop, the MSBDC, along with the Fall River Area Chamber of Commerce; BankFive; The Herald News and WSAR, will also be holding one on September 11, 2008 at the Venus de Milo Restaurant, 75 Grand Army Highway, Swansea, MA. Call Tammi Jacobsen at MSBDC at 508-673-9783 for further information.
The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center – Southeastern Region (MSBDC) provides free, high-quality, in-depth business advising, training and capital access which contribute to the entrepreneurial growth of small business throughout Massachusetts. Our services are delivered through a network of skilled professional staff supported by a federal, state and higher education consortium as well as several partnerships.

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