The Foundation collaborates with the Green Neighbors Education Committee, Inc. to create a network of small businesses and provide support through connections and workshops with local professionals and financial institutions.
We have been on a brief hiatus since September. We are preparing a Spring Series 2016. Stay in touch!
We meet on a Saturday morning or afternoon, once a month. Some of our 2014-2015 programs are posted below.
GREEN ENTREPRENEUR SMALL BUSINESS NETWORK next event:
due to snow forecast, postponed til further notice....
Saturday, February 14, 2015 1-4:30 pm
Small Business Taxes – What You Need to Know Today to Successfully Complete Your 2014 Small Business Tax Return
with Mr. Alan Lury at Mattapan Branch Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan
--Type of legal entity – what do I need for my business?
--Completing Schedule C for form 1040 line by line
--Review of Form 1065 Partnership Return
--The Tax Man… IRS and MA what you need to know to stay out of trouble
--Hiring employees or contractors – what I need to know for my business – issuing form 1099s
--Business Insurance – what I need to know to protect my personal assets
Previous programs this season:
Saturday, January 17, 2015 1-3:30 pm
with Ms. Betsy Cowan from Boston's Office of Business Development held at the Egleston Square YMCA, located at 3134 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
Ms. Cowan will give an overview of services and opportunities for small businesses; partnerships with other agencies; and the Boston Business Hub.
--licensing and permitting assitance
--on-site business assistance
--energy efficiency programs
--Women on Main networking and training intiatives
--services for immigrants
Saturday, December 13, 2014 1-4 pm
with Mr. Bill Bean, Green Business Coach Dudley Library, 65 Warren St., Roxbury
Building Quick, Convincing Business Plans that deliver confidence, capital, market share and more...led by Bill Bean, President of Green Planning & Coaching
BUILDING QUICK, CONVINCING BUSINESS PLANS that deliver confidence, capital, market share and more. This presentation is designed for professionals of all levels who want to transform the Rubik’s cube of ideas in their heads into a clear and compelling strategic direction for their business (or career). The speaker will introduce proven tips, tools and techniques to help you quickly organize those thoughts into a succinct business storyline that 1) is unique and valuable for your clients and 2) provides confidence and clarity in both running your business and in educating and enticing investors, employees and other stakeholders.
The content will address the latest business megatrend of green and sustainability including permaculture and local food and farming and why, when and how to consider these initiatives. The ultimate deliverable to you is insight into the simple mechanics and key drivers of developing a sound growth strategy that will deliver focus, action and results.
BILL BEAN is a Strategic Business Consultant and President of Green Planning & Coaching. His 35 year career began in Strategic Planning at International Paper Company’s Fortune 500 Headquarters inManhattan. He then gained 16 years of experience in commissioned sales, sales management, marketing management and a $150,000,000 Division Management responsibility with Trus Joist Corporation. That was followed in 2000 by 5 years in the tech sector and 8 years in independent business consulting with for profit and nonprofit businesses.
GP&C’s work includes:
Bill holds BBA and MS degrees from UMass, Amherst, is a LEED AP and has a Permaculture Designer Certification (PDC). He serves on four nonprofit boards in MA and CA, and is a US Army veteran. He lives in Tyringham MA.
If you didn't come on Nov. 15th...here's what you missed.....
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 12-4 pm
Green Entrepreneur Small Business Seminar with Ms. Fiona O'Connor, Marketing Guru Codman Square Library 690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA
Fiona O'Connor has worked in marketing communications in Boston for more than 20 years, with small and large nonprofits alike. Her passion is in training and consulting with smaller enterprises to unlock their potential through practical and effective marketing strategies. Fiona holds a Master in Business Administration from SImmons College in Boston and lives in Jamaica Plain with her husband and son.
Marketing in the Real World
For small businesses and nonprofits, marketing can seem too complicated or too expensive to be worthwhile. But without effective and strategic ways to keep in touch with customers and investors, any small business will miss reaching their potential.
In this highly participatory session, you will learn to draw on your business goals and easy to use ideas to jumpstart your marketing. Take advantage of what makes your business unique, along with low cost methods, to take your business or nonprofit to the next level. And return home with real ideas and plans to put in place.
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