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Virtual Events for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

iHub, Partners bring events online

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By Stephanie Guyotte

As we all adjust to working from home and social distancing, many of our partners have brought events online, added new webinars and other resources for businesses. Here's a list of some upcoming online events for you to stay connected.

iHub Virtual Events 

Innovation Hub Haverhill Emerging Technology Speaker Series
Virtual Event – live Webcast
May 20, 6 p.m.

How Analytics & Big Data is Influencing the World Around Us
In today's interconnected world driven by mobile technologies and Internet of Things (IoT), we have all become producers and consumers of analytics. Explore the world of analytics and gain a better understanding of current technologies and those soon to arrive on the scene. We will talk about a wide variety of applications ranging from natural language processing to image recognition. Come and learn about the capabilities of today's analytics technologies to become smarter contributors and users of data in everyday life.

Registration details to come soon. 

Upcoming Virtual Events from Local Partners 

American Happiness Project
Happiness Hour with American Happiness Project, March 25
Building Positive Habits
American Happiness Happiness Hours bring positive people together, making it easier to build friendships with people that will drive us to the next level in our lives. 

Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce 
Growing your business with Google, March 26, 10 a.m. 

SBA of Massachusetts Webinars 
Legal Considerations for New Business Owners (Webinar), March 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 
Attend this workshop to learn how to avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures that can protect and ensure the success of your new business.

Developing a Dynamic Capability Statement (Webinar), June 11, 12-1 p.m. 
Attend our FREE webinar to learn tips for developing a robust capability statement to assist you in marketing your products & services to large business prime contractors and federal agencies.

Virtual Small Business Conference, May 5-6  
The U.S. Small Business Administration and the SCORE Association will host a free, 2-Day Virtual Conference during National Small Business Week. Registration is free to the public. Participate in all the webinars or pick and choose the topics you like. You will also have the opportunity to meet other business owners and chat with industry experts. The Virtual Conference offers all the best parts of an in-person conference, but without the hassle of traveling.

EforAll Lowell Lawrence
COVID-19 Resource List for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

FB Live: EforAll Business Leaders Share Thoughts, March 26, 8 p.m. 
EforAll is pleased to offer a “virtual conversation” with four important leaders in the EforAll community who want to share their experiences and ideas on managing your business during a challenging time. This conversation will include how they are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis ‘real-time’ in their own business ventures right now. Free event. Open to all.

2020 Spring Main Street Pitch Contest, April 14 
EforAll Pitch Contests are lively two hour events that offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their business idea to a friendly audience and receive valuable feedback from experienced judges. Business ideas across a wide range of industries is encouraged! Event will be held via video call with audience helping to select winners.

Mass Innovation Nights
Maximizing Your Startup’s Marketing with MIN 
Education for entrepreneurs, sharing secrets from Boston’s top new product showcase
$29 per workshop / $125 for the full series 

  • Week 1: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3 p.m. - STARTUP SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING: Everyone thinks they “know” social media marketing but how do you use it to drive real business results? 
  • Week 2: Thursday, May 14, 2020 3 p.m. - CROWD-PROMOTING: How the Mass Innovation Nights community drives millions of views a month and you can too. 
  • Week 3: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3 p.m. - STARTUP PARTNERSHIPS: How partnerships and alliances can help power your startup and where you can get started today. 
  • Week 4: Thursday, June 11, 2020 3 p.m. - MAKING LOCAL EVENTS WORK FOR YOU (Even if no one is attending events) 
  • Week 5: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3 p.m. - PUBLIC SPEAKING FOR ENTREPRENEURS: Get started, get funded. How public speaking drives funding, business success and more. 

Mill Cities Community Investments 
Mill City Community Investments, a community development financial institution, is offering virtually business development workshops on topics including accounting, bookkeeping and Quickbooks.