Volume 03 | November 2018
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Hilltown Small Business Assistance
Fall 2018 Newsletter
Our Business Class Locations:
Village Enterprise Center
26A Main Street, Chester
Hilltown CDC
387 Main Rd, Chesterfield
Free Business Support Classes in November
To register for free classes: Call 413-354-1055, or email MicheleK@hilltowncdc.org
At the Village Enterprise Center, Chester & The Hilltown CDC, Chesterfield
Social Media for Business

Tuesday November 6, from 6-8pm
Village Enterprise Center (VEC), Chester

Wednesday, November 14, from 6-8pm
Hilltown CDC, Chesterfield

This class with tell you how to start up and effectively use Facebook and Instagram. Bring your mobile phone, laptop or tablet to the class. Computers will be available for use. Social media is a great way to promote your business! Learn how to do this successfully and promote your business for little or no money without a lot of time commitment. Classes are taught by JLBA Social Media And Marketing director Mimi Caban Ross. Preregistration is required for attendance by calling the Southern Hilltowns Adult Education Center at
413-354-1055, or emailing MicheleK@hilltowncdc.org
Biztro: Drop-in Business Help
Monday, November 5, 4-7pm
VEC Chester

Help with creating a webstie, business plan, marketing, and more. Come with your ideas, thoughts, and challenges!
Intro to Quickbooks 
Mondays, November 12 & 19,   3-5:00pm
Village Enterprise Center, Chester

New to Quickbooks? See if Quickbooks is right for you. Taught by Dorine Lasky, accountant, bookkeeper, and tax preparer with over 25 years experience in the field, and is currently a self employed tax adviser. 
Intermediate Quickbooks*
* Must have previously taken Intro to Quickbooks

Hilltown CDC, Chesterfield
Session 1- Monday, November 5. 6-8pm (Downstairs Classroom)
Session 2- Friday, November 16, 6-8pm (Downstairs Classroom)

VEC, Chester
Session 1- Thursday, November 8, 6-8pm
Session 2- Wednesday, November 14, 6-8pm
Paypal for Business

Thursday November 8
HCDC Chesterfield 6-8pm

Thursday November 15 
´╗┐VEC Chester, 6-8pm

Call 413-354-1055 to register
Photographing Your Products for Online Sales

´╗┐Thursday, November 1,
VEC Chester, 6-8pm

  Call 413-354-1055 to register

Free Drop-in Computer,
Phone & Tablet Help
at the Village Enterprise Center in Chester
Free weekly computer/phone and tablet help sessions. Get the one on one help you need.
Wednesday mornings from 10am to noon

Open computer use on Tuesdays 10am to noon .
wifi available
Resiliency Matters:
A Free 5-Part Mini-Series by Louise Hurwitz
All classes are at the Village Enterprise Center in Chester.
For more information click on each class listed below.

Preregistration is essential: Call 413-354-1055, or email MicheleK@hilltowncdc.org
Mon Nov. 12, 6-8pm
Mon Nov. 19, 6-8pm
Mon Nov. 26 & Dec 3 6-8pm
Mon Dec. 10, 6-8pm
Snack & Schmooze
Thursday, November 15, 6-8pm
Comfort Kitchen and Bar,
4 Main Street, Huntington
All are welcome to attend this Annual JLBA networking event. No RSVP needed - just come!
Protecting Your Online Privacy   
Tuesday Nov 20  6-8pm
 Russell Town Hall, 65 Main street, Russell
Whenever you use the Internet, you leave a record of the websites you visit, along with each and every thing you click. Learn how to protect your online privacy.
Using Free Online Microsoft Word/ Excel/ PowerPoint and more
Tuesday, November 27, 10am-12pm
VEC Chester

Microsoft Office Online allows you to use Microsoft Office suite. you can create Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and more without having to buy or install software. Office Online is similar to the desktop Microsoft Office suite,and it's free to use,
Create your own YouTube Channel
Thursday, November 29, VEC Chester 6-8pm

Learn how to customize your videos, edit and arrange segments.  To sign in to YouTube, you'll need a Google Account. Computers will be available for your use.
Economic Development for the Hilltowns:
A conversation with First Franklin State Representative Natalie Blais
Wednesday, November 28, 6-8pm
The Village Enterprise Center, 26a Main Street, Chester, MA
Light refreshments will be available. RSVP to MicheleK@hilltowncdc.org
JLBA October Breakfast Meeting
at High Hopes Farm - Rescheduled!
Saturday, November, 3 at 9am
1132 Huntington Rd (Route 112),
Worthington, MA

Enjoy the tastes of the season at High Hopes Farm Sugar House Buffet all-you-can-eat breakfast, while enjoying their festive holiday decor, all the while networking with fellow Hilltown Business owners. Come see what's in JLBA for you. See what's on the menu at High Hopes Farm website.

For additional questions or to register for any of these FREE classes, contact Michele at 413-354-1055 or email MicheleK@hilltowncdc.org
Hilltown CDC | Village Enterprise Center | 413-354-1055| MicheleK@hilltowncdc.org