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”

5 Tips to Update Underperforming Small Biz Websites

What was “cool” in website content & design yesterday, isn’t anymore today, and may not even exist tomorrow. How old is your small biz website? More than three years? You’re not still using Flash, or linking to Google+, are you? Yours may be working against your ranking vs. competitors in the constantly changing & evolvingContinue reading “5 Tips to Update Underperforming Small Biz Websites”

Farmers’ Markets Cultivate Customers for Neighboring Small Biz

Whether you are in a large metro area like Boston or a suburban community such as Salem, Ma, you can find a Farmers’ Market. They are everywhere in the USA. And they are thriving. Total combined annual sales at U.S. farmers’ markets is estimated to be at the $1 billion mark. And that doesn’t evenContinue reading “Farmers’ Markets Cultivate Customers for Neighboring Small Biz”

Small Biz Owners Benefit from Volunteers

Can volunteers who are neither in your store nor under your supervision bring you business? Yes, they can. When visitors come to Salem MA in October for our month-long Haunted Happenings celebration of Halloween, they do so armed not only with a printed map and an on-line set of references on cell phone or tablet,Continue reading “Small Biz Owners Benefit from Volunteers”