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1Berkshire Announces Winter Small Business Technical Assistance Cohorts

November 21, 2023

BERKSHIRE COUNTY — 1Berkshire, due to support from a USDA Small Business Development Grant, announced the launch of their Winter 2023 Technical Assistance Cohorts as a continuation of the Berkshire Economic Recovery Project.

Through a highly-successful series of over two years of cohorts since 2021, the Berkshire Economic Recovery Program Technical Assistance series has been able to support more than 90 businesses through targeted training offerings, resulting in notable business improvements, and quantified by the over $1,000,000 in funding collectively accessed by businesses through their participation. Going into the Winter of 2023, the series continues with two cohorts:, and “Social Media and Digital Marketing Basics” on December 6th with Francesca Olsen and “Jumpstarting Your Crowdfunding Campaign” on January 16th with Laura Christensen.

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“Social Media and Digital Marketing Basics” with Francesca Olsen

Learn the basics to reach your customer and grow your business.

Wednesday December 6th, 2023 – 8AM-10AM

Participants in each topical cohort will join a scheduled kickoff workshop with the technical assistance provider. Upon completion of the workshop, each participant will be provided up to two hours of free one-on-one technical assistance from the consultant leading the workshop. 

“Jump Start Your Crowdfunding Campaign” with Laura Christensen

Get yourself ready to crowdfund to start, grow, or help support you business.

Tuesday January 16th, 2024 – 4pm-6pm

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The BERP Technical Assistance series is FREE, and offered to any business in the Berkshires. Each cohort has a capacity of seven participating businesses, so space is very limited and registration is required. For details on these technical assistance offerings and to register, please visit:

For more information, or for additional inquiries, please contact the 1Berkshire Economic Development Team at

About 1Berkshire

1Berkshire is a county-wide organization focused on economic development and promotion of the region as a preferred place to visit, to live, and to grow a business. It provides programs that connect businesses with each other and with potential customers and works to develop future leaders and support entrepreneurs. For more information, visit

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