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Tutoring at your pace: GED/HiSet

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Need your GED/ High School Equivalency Degree, but fitting it in? Call to schedule a time that works for you. We have Tutors in all subject areas that will help you achieve your goals. Don’t wait any longer, the best time to start is now. Tutoring locations in Chester, Russell, and Huntington. Call 413-354-1055, Or email

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GED/HiSet Writing: Opportunity is Knocking

Mondays starting February 24 – April 17, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Fridays by appointment 

Location: Russell Public Library, 162 Main Street, Russell

Call today to preregister: 413-354-1055, or email or sign up online at

For Residents of Gateway School District .

How and Why to Incorporate Your Business

Thursday, February 20, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Hilltown CDC 287 Main Street, Chesterfield

Thursday March 5th,  6-7:30pm

VEC Chester

Understand the difference between operating as a sole proprietorship or dba and forming a business entity, what your business entity options are, and how you can get it done.  Topics include:

Protecting your personal assets with a corporation
The difference between an LLC and an S Corp
How to incorporate in Massachusetts
When you need a lawyer and when you can do it yourself

Call 413-354-1055 or email to preregist

Social Media Marketing for Business

Wednesday, February 19, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

The Village Enterprise Center
A great way to find customers is to meet them where they are. An increasing number of Hilltown residents are using social media to connect not only with friends and family but local businesses and brands that they support and utilize.


Wednesday, February 19, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Otis Town Hall
1 N Main Rd, Otis, MA 01253

In this class, Dorine gives a 3-hour overview of QuickBooks, as she discusses the following topics:  Chart of Accounts, Budgets, Accounts Payable and Vendors Payroll, Customers and Sales, and Bank Reconciliation

What’s Depreciation, and how can it help you lower your tax bill?

Tuesday, February 18. 6 – 8 pm (Snow Date Monday, March 16th)
The Village Enterprise Center

Wednesday, February 26, 6 – 8 pm (Snow Date Monday, March 11th)
Hilltown CDC, 387 Main Road, Chesterfield, MA 01012

As a business owner or landlord, you can lower your tax liability by depreciating certain assets over time. Tangible property such as buildings, rental property, equipment vehicles, machinery, and furniture can often be depreciated to help lower your bottom line. 

Create professional documents Using MS Word: documents, letters, resumes, and more

Thursday, February 13, 6 – 8 pm
Village Enterprise Center
26A Main Street, Chester, MA

Drop in Computer /phone help

Friday, February 21, 10 am – 12 pm
Stanton Hall, Huntington

Need help with a computer-related problem? Installing new software? Can’t find a file? Need one-on-one assistance to learn a specific skill? Come to our Question and Answer Sessions, and get the help that you need.

Understanding Small business taxes: The Schedule C

Monday, February 24, 6 – 8 pm (Snow Date March 2nd)
The Village Enterprise Center

Wednesday, February 12, 6 – 8 pm (Snow Date March 10th)
Hilltown CDC

Are you self-employed or received a 1099M? Accountant Dorine Lasky will show you what expenses can be deducted to get the best refund possible, how to keep track of your income and expenses, and how to avoid paying tax penalties to the IRS.

Small Business Administration SMART Workshop

February 20 & 27th 2020, 5:30 – 7pm

VEC, Chester

These two (2) FREE workshops (this is a series, please plan to attend both) will help you gain a better understanding of what it takes to start and grow a business. Learn about SBA programs and services that are available to prospective or current entrepreneurs who need assistance in starting or expanding their businesses.

Computer, Tablet, Smart Phone Help

Thursday, Feb. 6 and 20, 10-12pm

Russell Senior Center, 65 Main St. Russell

Computer, Tablet, Smart Phone question and answer session. No appointment necessary, just stop by for friendly, compassionate assistance.

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