Small Business Newsletter - Entrepreneur's Edge
These are hard times for small businesses and they require making difficult and often complicated decisions. Let us help you.
One-on-one short-term crisis counseling
Even though our office is closed, Dee Dice , our Small Business Coordinator is available via phone or Zoom for one-on-one counseling. She can assist you during this crisis to help you pivot your business to meet these new demands.

Email her at or call and leave a message 413.586.5855 x230
Upcoming Webinars
Grants For Area Small Businesses
Amherst Relief & Resiliency Microgrant Program

The Amherst Business Improvement District (BID) and the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce have joined together to support Amherst’s small businesses and working community by creating the Relief and Resiliency Microgrant Program.

Businesses can submit their application for this first round of funding from May 1 – May 8th. We will contact successful applicants and deliver funds by mid-May. 

You can find more information and a link to the application here .
More Grants Are Listed On Our Website. Click Here To See Them
Take The Survey About Reopening Needs From Reopening Advisory Board
Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa has put together a brief survey to gather data on reopening needs from our district, to be shared with the Commonwealth's Reopening Advisory Board. You can access the survey by clicking HERE; if you would prefer to email your concerns, you can direct them to Rep. Sabadosa at
Worth Referencing
MSBDC provides free and confidential one-to-one business advice to prospective and existing small businesses. They provide a wide variety of business training programs.
Franklin County CDC is a resource to help start or grow your business at any stage. Counsel, Capital and Connections is their motto. They offer a free monthly 1.5 hr workshop on the first Wednesday of each month.
Common Capital offers small business technical assistance for their borrowers.Their online workshops and Facebook live trainings are open to the public.
Hi lltown Community Development assists Hilltown residents by addressing economic, housing, educational, social and community needs while preserving rural character.