Aug22
Homeowner Resources for a Difficult Economy | Hadley Senior Center

Homeowner Resources for a Difficult Economy | Hadley Senior Center

August 22nd, from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

In-person at the Hadley Senior Center | 46 Middle St, Hadley, MA

Topics include:
· Home maintenance for a safe, healthy home
· Paying for it: budgeting, credit, and help for homeowners
· Protecting your investment in tough economic times
· Beware of scams, scoundrels, and understanding consumer protections

Relevant information, including helpful resources, will be provided. 

The presentation will be available in person and on Zoom.

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Sep7
September Small Business Fundamentals

September Small Business Fundamentals

This free workshop will focus on business fundamentals. It is designed for owners of existing businesses as well as those who are planning to start a business. The workshops will provide a structure for starting and managing your venture.

  • Wednesday, September 7, 2022 from 12pm-1pm

Presented by Sarah Sargent, Small Business Program Manager, through Valley Community Development.

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Sep13
Creating a Website that Works for You

Creating a Website that Works for You

During the workshop, we’ll focus on how to create a website that best represents your business. We’ll go into detail on how to plan an effective website (whether you’re DIY-ing or working with a web designer). You’ll also receive a content workbook that can be used to gather all your information before starting your website project.

Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 9am-10am

Presented by Emily King, the owner of EJM Design. EJM Design is a digital marketing micro-agency specializing in web design, website hosting & maintenance, and SEO. Since 2017, she has been helping small businesses grow their revenue through custom website & digital solutions.

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Sep14
Bookkeeping for Business Success

Bookkeeping for Business Success

Learn about the basics of bookkeeping for your small business: Why is it important and what exactly do you need to do? We’ll look at different bookkeeping options and how to make keeping the books a habit so you don’t get overwhelmed.

Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 8:30am-10am

Presented by Laura Marks, the owner and CEO of Homestead Bookkeeping. She has been in business in Western Massachusetts since 2017, but has been a numbers and accounting nerd for much longer that that!

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Sep15
September 2022 First-Time Homebuyer Webinar Series

September 2022 First-Time Homebuyer Webinar Series

In this Zoom webinar presented by Valley Community Development and sponsored by Greenfield Savings Bank:

  • Get the facts from real estate professionals including attorneys, loan officers, realtors, home inspectors & housing counselors
  • Learn tips about how to improve your credit.
  • Ask questions to help you proceed & protect your own interests as you approach this life decision.

A certified course recognized by MHP & MassHousing, this workshop helps you qualify for special mortgage products.

$50 for two adults in the same household.* Registration is nonrefundable & attendance is required at all three sessions.

September sessions are scheduled:

• Thursday, September 15, 2022

• Wednesday, September 21, 2022

• Thursday, September 22, 2022

Each session will be hosted via a unique Zoom Webinar link 6-9 p.m. You will receive the Zoom links on the day of each session.

*If your AMI is 80% or less and you live in Amherst, Easthampton, or Northampton, MA, you may be eligible to attend this class for free. Contact Donna Cabana, 413-586-5855 ext. 180 to schedule a budget session before the class start date. You will need to bring one month’s worth of pay stubs and two months of bank statements from all of your accounts.

Household size and maximum income:

1 – $52,750, 2-$60,250, 3-$67,800, 4-$75,300, 5- $81,350

Sep20
Small Business SEO

Small Business SEO

What is SEO anyway, and is it worth investing in? This workshop will cover how to approach Search Engine Optimization as a small business owner, and answer all of your questions about how getting more website visitors translates into more leads and sales. You’ll also learn five easy and free ways to boost your website traffic.

Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 9am-10am

Presented by Emily King, the owner of EJM Design. EJM Design is a digital marketing micro-agency specializing in web design, website hosting & maintenance, and SEO. Since 2017, she has been helping small businesses grow their revenue through custom website & digital solutions.

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Sep22
September Existing Business Assessment

September Existing Business Assessment

Thursday, Sept. 22 from 8am-9am

This workshop is for established business owners who have been in business for over a year. We will go through key business health metrics and what to do if not all areas are running smoothly.

Presented by Sarah Sargent, Small Business Program Manager, through Valley Community Development.

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Sep24
September Post-Purchase Workshop

September Post-Purchase Workshop

Fulfills MHP One Mortgage Loan Program Requirements and other affordable housing program requirements.

Saturday, September 24, 9:00 – 3:00 pm on Zoom

Learn to take care of the home you love! Get expert advice from industry professionals, including:

  • Energy tips to reduce your utility costs and increase your comfort.
  • Seasonal maintenance for a safe, healthy home
  • Protecting your investment in tough economic times

Cost: Free
Register at the link below in order to save your spot!

Please note: Beginning in 2023, we will charge a small fee for registration.

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Oct5
October Small Business Fundamentals

October Small Business Fundamentals

This free workshop will focus on business fundamentals. It is designed for owners of existing businesses as well as those who are planning to start a business. The workshops will provide a structure for starting and managing your venture.

  • Wednesday, October 5, 2022 from 12pm-1pm

Presented by Sarah Sargent, Small Business Program Manager, through Valley Community Development.