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Mar/13 – Workshop: Qualities, Relationships and the Scientific Practice

We will build bridges and elevate thought while using dynamic ‘inter-activities’ to expand
our understanding of the importance of practicing true teamwork, effective and efficient
management of our Qualities regarding both process and attention to work, loyalty as it
relates to associates and clients, leadership, motivation, and customer-centered focus.

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Feb/14 – Webinar: Como entrar para uma incubadora nos Estados Unidos

Participe do webinar “Como entrar em uma aceleradora nos Estados Unidos”.

O webinar irá cobrir temas como:
– O que é uma incubadora?
– Quais as vantagens de colocar a sua start-up em uma incubadora?
– Quais vantagens de participar de uma incubadora nos Estados Unidos?
– Quais são as principais opções de incubadoras nos Estados Unidos?
– O que você precisa fazer para se qualificar?

Speaker:
Artur Sousa
Mentorship Manager | MassChallenge Boston

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Nov/30 – Public Board Meeting & Social Membership Gathering
We invite you to BRANECC Public
Board Meeting & Social Membership Gathering
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When: Wednesday, November 30 6:00 PM – 8:30 AM
Where:New York Life 201 Jones Rd. 6th floor Waltham, MA 02451
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All BRANECC members are invited!
Our Chamber is growing! Chances are that
you did not meet many of our members yet.
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It’s your opportunity to meet other BRANECC members and learn about our plans for 2017 as well as our 2016 Annual Report.
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Special thanks our Founding Members!
 
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Oct/27 – Workshop de Finanças: Desafios financeiros que mais importam

Financial Challenges That Matter Most

– retirement planning: what’s available for you and your business? IRAs, 401k?

– business planning: how to protect your business? Liability

– family and financial planning: how much to grow and how much to protect? Education funding 529, life insurance

– health and disability insurances: through the business or individual?

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Jun/14 – Financiando o seu negócio

Você é um empreendedor e tem dúvidas sobre como obter empréstimos para iniciar ou expandir um negócio? Gostaria de aprender sobre como a sua empresa pode obter crédito?

Participe do painel de finanças da série Framingham Small Business Workshop Series.

A primeira parte do workshop será uma apresentação do John Auger do banco Middlesex Savings Bank. Após, teremos uma apresentação de três especialistas: Deidra Macleod-Richardson do SMOC Financial Services, que falará sobre o programa de micro crédito; Holi Andrews, do Framingham Downtown Renaissance, que falará sobre a sua própria experiência utilizando sites de crowdfunding como Kickstarter; e um representante de um banco local.

 

QUANDO
ONDE
South Middlesex Opportunity Council – 7 Bishop Street, Framingham, MA 01702 – View Map

* O evento será feito em inglês. Entre em contato com Thiago Dias (978-798-4489) caso necessite de tradução.

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Jun/28 – QuickBooks e Contabilidade Básica: Como interpretar os números?

No terceiro workshop da série Framingham Small Business Workshop, vamos ajudá-lo a entender os relatórios financeiros da sua empresa. Terão discussões sobre Quickbooks e conceitos de contabilidade básica. Perguntas são bem-vindas! Não perca!

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South Middlesex Opportunity Council – 7 Bishop Street, Framingham, MA 01702 – View Map

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Jul/19 – Abordagem de venda e Networking: Conte a sua história!

Aprenda como explicar rapidamente sobre o seu negócio ou serviço, fazendo um resumo da sua empresa em poucos minutos. É a sua história para ser contada e nós vamos ajudá-lo a torná-la ainda mais atrativa. Após o workshop, basta você se conectar com as pessoas da sua comunidade e construir boas parcerias de negócios.

QUANDO
ONDE
South Middlesex Opportunity Council – 7 Bishop Street, Framingham, MA 01702 – View Map

* O evento será feito em inglês. Entre em contato com Thiago Dias (978-798-4489) caso necessite de tradução.

click here to register

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Aug/18 – Iniciando um negócio: um guia para novos imigrantes

No último workshop do verão, nós iremos falar sobre como nos imigrantes podem iniciar um negócio nos Estados Unidos.

Aprenda como fazer o seu negócio crescer aqui na sua nova casa. Nós queremos o seu sucesso!

QUANDO
ONDE
South Middlesex Opportunity Council – 7 Bishop Street, Framingham, MA 01702 – View Map

* O evento será feito em inglês. Entre em contato com Thiago Dias (978-798-4489) caso necessite de tradução.

click here to register

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May/24 – Workshop: Fundamentos de Negócios

Você está convidado para participar deste workshop sobre Fundamentos de Negócios. Serão abordados tópicos como:

  • Como financiar seu próprio negócio;
  • Quais são os itens essenciais de planejamento;
  • O que não deixar de fazer na área financeira;
  • É necessário fazer um Plano de Negócios?

O evento será gratuito. Para reservar a sua vaga, registre-se no link abaixo.

Quando

Terça-feira, 24 de Maio, 2016 de 6:00 PM até 8:00 PM EDT
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Onde

South Middlesex Opportunity Council-SMOC
7 Bishop Street
Framingham, MA 01702

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Sponsors

I Manage My Income – IMMI
Helping people manage their finances.
 

SMOC – South Middlesexx Opportunity Council
 

Framingham Downtown Renaissance

BRANECC Partnership with SBA

On March 20, 2015, SBA established an alliance and co-sponsorship agreement with the Brazil New England Chamber of Commerce – BRANECC. As part of the co-sponsorship both institutions will be working on a workshop series within the next year.  Some other things that this co-sponsorship will provide BRANECC members with are invitations to SBA-sponsored events, SBA-sponsored training, and up-to-date information regarding SBA’s programs and services.   This article will explain to you some of the key benefits and services SBA has to offer and why BRANECC chose to partner with them.

The Small Business Administration offers many services that can help your small business flourish.  They offer everything from helping you write your business plan to helping you find the perfect grant for your small business and everything in between.  

One of SBA’s biggest perks is that they can help you apply for a loan.  SBA offers different types of loans that can help you start or expand your business.  SBA loan programs are designed for those who may have trouble qualifying for a traditional loan.  If you qualify for an SBA loan program, your loan is eligible for an SBA guarantee; this means that if you default of your payments, SBA will repay the lender.  One type of loan SBA offers is a Basic 7(a) loan which is the most basic and most used loan that can help you acquire or expand your small business.  A Certified Development Company 504 Loan program is a long-term, fixed-rate loan that can help you acquire major fixed assets, such as land or a building.  Lastly, SBA offers microloans that are given to start-ups or growing small businesses.  SBA also offers a number of other types of loans including disaster loans, export assistance loans, veteran and military community loans, and special purpose loans. Click here to read more about the different types of loans that SBA offers, as well as a checklist to get you on your way to a loan application.

Another major function of SBA is that they have resources for filing and paying your taxes.  Taxes are inevitable, and SBA is the place to go if you are struggling to determine what your tax obligations are.  They have resources to help you understand what your state and federal tax obligations are, as well as when to determine when the tax year starts for your business.  Click here for more on taxes and your obligations.

The Small Business Administration has a great online learning center where you can access self-paced courses with quick videos and web chats.  The online learning center allows you to learn more about business ownership.  Many of these courses only take thirty minutes to complete and cover a variety of topics such as financing, government contracting, managing your business, marketing, and many more! Click here to get started exploring the courses offered by SBA’s Online Learning Center.

Another service that SBA offers is to help facilitate government contracting.  The government is one of the world’s largest customers and they are very particular about how they purchase products and services.  The government wants to ensure that competition is open and fair, the products and services they buy are competitively priced, they want to get what they pay for, and they want to follow the law.  The government likes to work with small businesses because they want to support small businesses as engines of economic development and job creation, support disadvantaged socio-ethnic groups, and gain access to the new ideas that small businesses are great at providing.

SBA’s role in government contracting is that they work with federal agencies to award at least 23% of all government contracting dollars to small businesses.  They also help the government reach specific statutory goals for small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, and businesses located in historically underutilized business zones.  SBA also has a program called the 8(a) Business Development Program that assists eligible disadvantaged individuals in developing and growing their business though counseling, workshops, and other avenues.  Click here to learn more about SBA’s involvement with government contracting and see if you qualify.

By Raphaela Esposito
Intern, FSU Entrepreneur Innovation Center