The Village Enterprise Center will be closed until further notice, as per the Chester Board of Health.
As educational venues are required to be closed until April 6th under the governor’s Corvid 19 directives, we will not be having any classes or tutorials during this time, although we are looking into some virtual options.
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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 SouthernhilltownsAEC@gmail.com
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Monday, October 26, 6:00 PM
Both the old rules and new COVID- specific rules are causing confusion for many business owners. Join us for a discussion about how employment laws, state mandates regarding re-opening, and laws governing the enforcement of contracts may affect your business as you re-open.
Thursday, October 29, 6:00 PM
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.
Monday, November 23, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Need to add a way for your customers to pay you using PayPal? This class will show you how.
Monday, October 19, 6:00 PM
Have you thought it would be nice to sell just a couple of items? Or make a donation? Managing eCommerce can be overwhelming, but we will show you a simple cart that is a quick drop-in to WordPress, that requires no software updates and is very affordable or in some cases FREE to use.
Thursday, October 29, 10:30 AM – 12:00 pm
What free options are out there to stay in touch with friends and family? Whether it’s chatting with a friend far away or a virtual family gathering, you can stay in touch with free web-based programs that allow you to see the ones you love.
Email with Gmail: Getting started with email (Virtual Class)
Thursday, September 17, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Gmail is a free and easy-to-use email platform that has much to offer. Access it through your phone, computer, or away from home on any electronic device.
Wednesday, May 13th 6-8pm
Learn how to protect your personal and financial information while shopping online, searching the web, or paying bills. No matter what you’re doing on the internet, it’s important to have strong passwords, know how to identify suspicious sites, and know-how to search more effectively. We will also discuss how to safely buy on eBay.
Using Google Hangouts: Free, and with unlimited time! Virtual Zoom Class
Monday, May 18th 6-8 pm
Google Hangouts is a free service from Google that allows you to talk to family and friends on your computer or mobile device for live video chats, or to make phone calls or texts.
Tuesday, May 12, 1:00- 2:30pm
A brief course on the basic elements of an estate plan in Massachusetts, including:
What happens to your assets if you pass without a will
How can you avoid or minimize the need to go to probate court
When you need to worry about Massachusetts estate taxes
How to keep assets intact and in the family (land or a family business)
How to protect assets from assisted living/nursing home care costs
Addressing unique circumstances like a blended family, a family member with special needs, and more.
Monday, May 11, 5-7 pm
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Help with creating a website, business plan, marketing, and more. Come with your ideas, thoughts, and challenges!