In support of Small Business Month this May, Eastern Bank is partnering with SEED Corporation to bring you two basic business workshops in Taunton aimed at assisting potential and existing entrepreneurs. The free workshops are being held in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), MA Small Business Development Center (MSBDC), Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce, The Neighborhood Corporation and SCORE. The first of these workshops entitled "Learn the Fundamentals in Planning, Preparing, and Financing Your Business" will be held from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge to attendees. This workshop is geared toward helping potential entrepreneurs evaluate and understand the fundamentals of owning one's own business. Information on how to get started, where and how to get financing and the loan application process will be presented. Attendees will also be provided with a free guide to writing a business plan and other materials. The second workshop entitled "Understanding the Purpose of Financial Statements and How They Can Help Determine the Health of Your Business" will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The focus of this workshop is to help attendees understand a balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. The workshop also explains how a small business owner can anticipate financial needs in order to operate his/her business more efficiently.