Hyde Jackson Monthly November 24, 2015

Our neighborhood will be full of holiday celebrations and activities this month and next. Come out and spend your time here shopping, eating, celebrating, and meeting one another. Begin your shopping experience in Hyde & Jackson Squares and brag about purchasing items here. Take the Mayor's challenge and purchase 5 items or more and show them off at #5onMain.
Look out for our December newsletters with the Jueves in the 'Hood promotional flier at one our your favorite merchants.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Main Street Recap 
Another Great Community Improvement Work Day

The interest of our community work days continues to grow! On Saturday, October 24 fifty-one volunteers pulled weeds from tree pits along Centre Street, spread fresh mulch on 90 of them, cleaned trash from our streets and sidewalks, and planted 250 daffodil bulbs in Jackson Square and General Heath Square on Heath Street. We provided the snacks, trash bags, and tools and volunteers provided the motivation and sweat to accomplish the work. The speed and brawn of the volunteers was so incredible that the bulk of this work was completed in just 2 hours!

Not only does mulching and bulb planting make Hyde & Jackson Squares smell fresh and look great for the spring when the flowers come up, but it provides comfort to residents, shoppers, and visitors alike.

Thank you to all that helped out. Our next community work day will be the 3rd or 4th Saturday in April. Mark your calendars!     
Main Street Activities      
For the Holidays...

Light Up Hyde/Jackson
Friday, December 4 

Tails Retail will be where City Councilor Matt O'Malley flips the switch to light up merchant windows on Friday, December 4. Join him and other community members as we celebrate our holiday shopping season. Last year Tails Retail had the outstanding window in our Deck the Windows competition and won the right to host the party this year.

Lighting starts at 7:00 pm. Tails Retail is located at 380 Centre Street. Refreshments will be served.   

Holiday Window Stroll and Judging
Thursday, December 10 

This year which storefront has bragging rights to say they have the best merchant holiday window in the neighborhood? Stroll with us along Centre Street, meeting us for hot cocoa before and some tasty food afterwards as we walk the neighborhood and vote for our favorite holiday windows. Everyone is welcomed to attend. 
Meet at El Oriental de Cuba at 416 Centre Street at 6:00 pm.

Jueves in the 'Hood Shopping Promotion 
Jueves in the Hood2 Once again this December, merchants will be offering special deals on Thursdays as part of our Jueves (Thursdays) in the 'Hood promotion. Go to www.hydejacksonsquare.org to get the latest deals or pick up a Jueves in the 'Hood promotional flier at one of the local merchants.  
Small Business Saturday

In 2010, Small Business Saturday® was created to help small businesses do more business. Since then, millions across the country have used the day to support the neighborhood businesses they love.
This Saturday on November 28, support your favorite local merchants by showing your love and shopping small and local. #ShopSmall

Five on Main Challenge

Once again Mayor Walsh is challenging residents to support local businesses at least five times during the holiday season .
The "Five on Main" challenge will be running from November 21 through January 1, 2016 (and beyond!). Show off your purchases in Hyde & Jackson Squares at

Business Corner

Free Trainings & Workshops, and Information for Our Merchants 

J PNDC's Family Prosperity Initiative

Entrepreneurism 101
Are you a small business owner wanting to improve your finances to stabilize or expand your business?

Do you dream of getting up to date with your business' bookkeeping, accounting, and finances?

Do you wish you knew how to better manage the financial health of your business?
If you answered YES to any of these questions...then this special workshop series can help!

To be able to participate in this training you must have completed a Family Financial Skills training or be referred by the JPNDC Small Business Program. For more information please call 617-522-2424 Ext. 258.
SBA Resources

The Affordable Care Act 101 Webinar Series 
Find out how to navigate the opportunities in health care through the Affordable Care Act 101 webinar series. Registration is free, but required.   
The webinar takes place every other Thursday at 2 pm ET
The Affordable Care Act 101 in Spanish takes place once monthly on Tuesdays at 4 pm ET/1 pm PT.   
2016 National Small Business Week Awards

Are you a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell?  If so, submit your nomination today for the  2016 National Small Business Week Awards .  Nominations are currently being accepted online .

Selling Your Business 

Whether you are retiring or just moving on to your next idea; learn about the process of selling your business. Learn about:

    -Exit strategies
    -Transfer of ownership
    -Steps to close your business
    -Preparing a sales agreement

Learn more here.

SBA Business Smart Toolkit

The SBA Business Smart Toolkit is a ready-to-use workshop toolkit developed jointly by National Association for Government Guaranteed Lenders and SBA. The workshop lays the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and understand the steps to building a business that is credit ready. The information is laid out simply in three modules.

Download the Toolkit here.

SBA Online Trainings

The Small Business Administration
has many free online trainings that can help you in your business. Click here for a complete list of trainings.  

SCORE's Online Workshops

The Service Core of Retired Executives has many online workshops and services. Click here for a list of online workshops.

If you would like to receive further information specific to the business community (workshops, meetings, etc.), please register/re-register here by typing your email address and clicking "Go". Instructions will be send to you to change your profile. 
This Month's Issue
Main Street Recap
Main Street Activities
Business Corner

Main Street Activities

Light Up Hyde/Jackson
Friday, December 4
7:00 pm
Tails Retail  
380 Centre Street

Window Stroll & Judging
Thursday, December 10
6:00 pm
Meet at El Oriental de Cuba 
416 Centre Street 

Neighborhood Activities    
Mayor's Trolley Tour & Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 5
2:15 pm 
Hyde Square Rotary  
Sponsored by the City of Boston

Bilingual Carolling
Thursday, December 17 
5:00 - 7:00 pm  
Meet at Jackson Square
Sponsored by Hyde Square Task Force

Three Kings Day Parade
sday, January 6
Sponsored by Hyde Square Task Force  

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