Small Business Newsletter - Entrepreneur's Edge
Blueprint Easthampton | Sustaining Small Business Grant Program

The Sustaining Small Business Grant (SSBG) Program is part of a larger collaboration between The Chamber of Greater Easthampton and the City of Easthampton.The initial intent of the SSBG is to provide our local small and micro businesses, as well as our nonprofit community, short-term, immediate financial aid to those who have sustained economic loss due to the COVID–19 pandemic, so that businesses may continue their operations. These are grants and do not have to be paid back - please apply.

Webinars and Resources
The Western Mass Technical Assistance Collaboration ( WMTAC ), including Valley Community Development ( VCDC ) , Franklin County Community Development (FCCDC), Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Common Capital, SCORE, and Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE), have collaborated to create a higher degree of efficiency, education and value for small business clients. Our relationships foster co-sponsored workshops, client referrals, and joint trainings. Reach out to any of these organizations for help with your small business and be sure to review all the resources that we have created.

Visit our website for a continually-updated list of grants, both local and national, for small businesses.
Ask for Help - We are there for you.
Valley Community Development's Small Business program offers all business services at no cost. Simply reach out to Dee Dice our Small Business Coordinator to set up an appointment or ask a few questions. Email her at or call and leave a message 413.586.5855 x230
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.