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MA COVID-19 Innovation Challenge: Six-Week Business Accelerator — Apply Today!

1.19.2021   Staff Contribution   The MassTech Collaborative has recently announced its next accelerator program in its series of Innovation Challenges aimed at identifying and growing innovative technologies inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic.   Entrepreneurs developing connective technologies with the potential to spark economic recovery and strengthen resiliency in the flow of goods, services, and […]

Breaking News: Governor Baker Extends Capacity Limits and Other Measures

1.8.2021   Staff Contribution   In yesterday’s press conference, Governor Baker extended the 25% capacity restriction to businesses initially set in place during the holidays.   The restrictions will now be extended until at least January 24, as COVID-19 cases surge and hospitals battle occupancy rates.   Indoor and outdoor gathering limits will remain 25 […]

Governor Baker Announces $668 Million Small Business Relief Package

12.28.2020   Staff Contribution   We’re happy to share that additional financial assistance is coming for our local small businesses that have been hit hard by the pandemic.   Last week, the Baker-Polito administration announced a $668 million boost to the Small Business Grant Program to help several industries that have been negatively impacted by […]

Breaking News: Governor Baker Announces Further Capacity Limits and Other Measures

12.23.2020   Staff Contribution   Beginning Saturday, December 26, many Massachusetts businesses will be limited to 25% capacity, and hospitals have been directed to postpone nonessential surgeries, in an effort to curb the anticipated increase in new coronavirus cases after the holiday while keeping schools and businesses open.   During yesterday’s press conference, Governor Baker […]

SBA’s PPP Loan Forgiveness Tips & Hints Webinar – Tuesday, December 15 1:00PM

12.14.2020   Staff Contribution   The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), One SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce, and the MA Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) would like to invite you to join Daniel Martiniello, Lender Relations Specialist, MA District Office, SBA for a discussion about available loan forgiveness application forms (3508, 3508EZ, & 3508S) and the […]

New Bedford Light Needs Your Input! 5-Minute Survey

12.11.2020   Staff Contribution   We’ve always believed that excellent coverage of local communities, government, and events makes a community healthier and more connected.   A new, free community-oriented online newsource for New Bedford and neighboring communities called New Bedford Light is exploring early development.   New Bedford Light, led by an all-volunteer committee, would […]

Press release: Mayor Mitchell Announces New Bedford SourceLink as New Resource for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

12.9.2020   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   New Bedford, MA–Mayor Jon Mitchell and the New Bedford Economic Development Council (NBEDC) announce the launch of New Bedford SourceLink, a supportive platform that connects maritime, arts and culture, and main street entrepreneurs to a network of local, regional, and national resource partners to foster innovation, growth, and prosperity. […]

SoCoECo Presents: How to Get Funding in a Pandemic Webinar, 5:30PM Today

12.8.2020   Staff Contribution   We hope you’re beginning to get in the holiday spirit! If you’re an entrepreneur or small business, we’d like to let you know that South Coast Entrepreneurs Collaborative (SoCoECo) will be hosting an informational webinar this evening about gaining funding.   It’s no secret that securing early-stage investment capital is […]