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Treasurer Goldberg and M&T Bank Announce Small Business Empowerment Series


Series will provide valuable insights and resources to empower small businesses


BOSTON – In collaboration with M&T Bank, State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg’s Small Business Initiative (SBI) opened online registration for its 2024 Small Business Empowerment Series. The series includes two free virtual workshops that will help Massachusetts entrepreneurs protect their finances and gain access to crucial credit resources. Both workshops will be presented in English with live interpretation in Spanish.

 

“These webinars will provide entrepreneurs with quality resources to help them grow and protect their businesses,” said State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg. “By providing this kind of support, we can help ensure greater financial opportunities for small business owners, which also benefits their local communities while strengthening the state’s economy overall.”

 

The series will kick off on May 14th, 2024 with remarks from Treasurer Goldberg and leaders of M&T Bank and will conclude on May 21st, 2024. During the series, participants will attend virtual trainings presented by experts at M&T Bank who will cover topics related to fraud prevention and access to credit.

 

M&T Bank provides banking products and services across more than 60 branches and close to 90 ATMs in Massachusetts. Since 2022, the M&T Bank Charitable Foundation has provided more than $6.5 million to nonprofit organizations focusing on issues of equality and inclusion throughout the Commonwealth.

 

You can register for one or both of the following sessions here.

 

Fraud Prevention / Prevención del Fraude

Tuesday, May 14th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

 

Access to Credit / Accesso a Crédito

Tuesday, May 21st, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

 

During the Fraud Prevention webinar, presenters will review best practices for protecting businesses and discuss recent research on topics such as the renewed prevalence of check fraud, methods of account take over, and the threat of business email compromise. The second webinar, Access to Credit, will provide participants with tips to gain access to capital through financing.

 

About the Small Business Initiative

Under the direction of Treasurer Goldberg, SBI was designed to provide a range of relevant, important information that is often needed when starting a small business for the first time. Typically, it is challenging to find resources and advisors that can help lead to success. The toolkit and webinars offered by SBI provide valuable educational materials on how to plan, maintain, and grow a successful small business.

 

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