Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program Modified for Small Business During CoronaVirus Emergency

Sad to see Main Street USA dark and to think about the loss of revenue for those small businesses. Local stores here that usually lit up downtown districts in Salem, Peabody, Beverly, Danvers, etc. close early or not open at all due to CoronaVirus Pandemic. But, in response to this National Emergency, the Small BusinessContinue reading “Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program Modified for Small Business During CoronaVirus Emergency”

Massachusetts Small Biz Hit Hard by CoronaVirus Can Tap into $10 Million Recovery Loan Fund

Emergency capital of up to $75,000 (per business) is being quickly made available to qualifying Massachusetts-based businesses hit hard by COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus. Companies must employ under 50 full and/or part-time employees. This funding also includes nonprofits. Loans are immediately available to eligible businesses with no payments due for the first sixContinue reading “Massachusetts Small Biz Hit Hard by CoronaVirus Can Tap into $10 Million Recovery Loan Fund”

Are You Really Safer from CoronaVirus Infection on the MBTA Today Than Yesterday?

Does this picture represent practicing proper coronavirus social distancing on the MBTA? I felt safe yesterday riding the regular schedule on the bus & subway coming in from zone 3 to Boston. Today, with the revised schedule I didn’t. We were packed. There was even slight coughing. (For readers not aware of our Boston metroContinue reading “Are You Really Safer from CoronaVirus Infection on the MBTA Today Than Yesterday?”

Washing Hands Not Enough If You Use A Cell Phone

There is no delicate way of saying this. Your cell phone potentially has more germs on it than the toilet seat. Now think of your employees. They wash their hands to protect themselves & your customers. But they also take their cell phones into the restrooms. From Fortune 100 corporate monoliths to the smallest ofContinue reading “Washing Hands Not Enough If You Use A Cell Phone”