NSBA Awards SBANE President Small Business Award

On February 2nd the National Small Business Association awarded Bob Baker, friend of the firm and President of the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE), the Small Business Technology Council's Champion of Small Business Innovation Award. The award recognizes Bob for his contributions to the reauthorization effort of the long-term Small Business Innovation Research bill, which was signed into law by President …

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Bob Shea to Speak at SBANE Human Capital Series Event

On January 10th the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) is presenting a  2012 Legal Update as part of their Human Capital Series. The event includes discussion led by two employment attorneys, one of whom is MBBP Attorney and SBANE Board member, Bob Shea. Bob will provide information on developments in employment law, including new legislation and court decisions that …

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Bob Shea Testifies at Massachusetts State House

On November 3rd MBBP Employment Attorney Bob Shea testified before the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Labor & Workforce Development in support of legislation to amend the Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law. Bob, who testified on behalf of the Smaller Business Association of New England, has advised numerous clients and  written articles concerning problems the current law has …

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SBANE to Host Political Roundtable with Mass State Senator Karen Spilka

On March 15, the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) will host a Political Roundtable featuring Massachusetts State Senator, Karen Spilka. Senator Spilka represents MetroWest, one of the most important economic regions in Massachusetts and was appointed Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies. Senator Spilka and her staff …

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SBANE to Host Small Business Matching Grant Program Session

On January 11th, the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) will host a complimentary informational session by Bradley Rosenblum on the Small Business Matching Grant Program now available Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. Mr. Rosenblum will discuss the $3 million competitive solicitation for applicants of the program, which is targeted at commercialization-ready life sciences companies that have received …

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Robert Shea to Speak at SBANE Seminar

In February, the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) HR Committee is presenting "2010 Legal Update" seminar to bring employers up to speed on recent developments in employment law. This seminar will cover topics such as complying with wage-hour and independent contractor rules, utilizing non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements, and modifications to the Americans with …

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SBANE’s Robert Baker Interviewed On Tools to Help Small Businesses

On January 10, The Boston Globe interviewed Robert Baker, President of MBBP client the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE), in regards to small businesses. He discussed the mission of his company and how SBANE can help small companies not just survive but grow despite the troubled economy. Please see The Boston Globe online for the …

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