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Sills The Women's Times, Great Barrington,
"Berkshire Enterprises is a tremendously important resource to
the economic development efforts of our region, providing essential tools
to the women and men who are taking part in our economy's small business
Do It! Concierge and Errand
Service, Pittsfield, MA www.illdoitconcierge.com
"Participating in the Entrepreneurial Training Course
at Berkshire Enterprises is one of the best things I’ve done! The
opportunity to work through the “seedling” of an idea and
learn, through the planning process, whether it will bloom with the support
of the staff is so helpful. The instructors create an environment that
is encouraging, but realistic and make it a place where everyone in the
class is comfortable to give and receive thoughts that can only help build
a stronger business plan and in the
end your business. A huge thanks to Steve, Dave, Wendy, Jill and my fellow
Hayes MSW Hayes
Happy Dog Daycare and Training Center,
Sheffield, MA www.hayeshappydog.com
"I would not have been able to start a
successful business without the help of the staff at Berkshire Enterprises.
Jill, Dave and Steve especially were instrumental in helping in so many
ways -- always going above and beyond the call of duty. Now I know I can
still rely on them even though I graduated in 2005. They are truly exceptional
and the program is an essential service to anyone wanting to start a successful
Grayledge Pump and Industrial, Pelham, NH
"Berkshire Enterprises provided an accurate overview
of the various aspects of the entrepreneurial process. The information,
as well as the motivational and technical support provided by
the instructors and staff, facilitated the leap from employee to business
Daigle MAD Mercantile, Pittsfield, MA
"This entrepreneurial class made a huge difference. It changes
people's lives in the most positive way - - I am now able to be self-employed
and a contributing member of society. I cannot say enough about the course
itself, and the staff of Berkshire Enterprises. This program is so valuable
to our community."
GreenBean Restaurant, North Hampton, MA
Folks at Berkshire Enterprises have a deep commitment to the success of
their students. From my first day in class through the opening of my new
business, I feel that Berkshire Enterprise has been an inexhaustible resource
for great advice. The class was about writing a business plan, but, really,
it taught me to think about business from so many perspectives. I learned
more in my class at Berkshire Enterprises than I ever thought I would.
Thanks Steve, Dave, Wendy, and Jill."
Ellen Coffin Schutesbury, MA
did I drive two hours each way to the training in Pittsfield on the snowiest
roads in Massachusetts? I
knew graduates of the program who were highly successful as entrepreneurs.
They said this programwas THE BEST.
I agree with them wholeheartedly. They forgot to tell me that it was also
class gave me the skills that I needed to put my best foot forward and
advance my career. As a direct
result of this class I landed the job of my dreams. When my new employer
asked me to review a business
plan he had written, I saw immediately that Berkshire Enterprises had
taught me more than he knew and so I
helped him rewrite the plan.
mid-career, I was unemployed, and then underemployed, trying every type
of counseling and coaching that I could find. Berkshire Enterprises steered
me back in the right direction. Our homework assignments allowed me to
research the right career direction. The lectures and presentations allowed
me to correct problems with my attitude that had been getting in my way."
that I have an excellent job, I apply lessons from Berkshire Enterprises
every day. I am attentive to customer service, our market,our product,
capacity, competition, and team-work in a way that I never was before.
I wouldn't have gotten this job without the hard work and the team work
that was required at Berkshire Enterprises."
Alpaca Farm, Williamstown, MA
workshop was very informative and helpful to me in starting my business
plan. Dave’s knowledge of business and economics is top notch, and
his experience is invaluable. With every topic he covers, he tries to
apply each person’s business idea to the topic and how it might
apply to or what they might do in a given situation. Dave’s sense
of humor is refreshing, and he keeps the class focused. Great job Dave!
Trade Carpentry, Berlin, NY
Enterprises has been extremely helpful to me and is a valuable resource
to the community at large. Dave Roche inspires confidence and the technical
know how to turn ideas into a profitable reality. I am impressed by Dave's
varied background and the selflessness which he displays towards those
seeking his help.
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