Hyde Jackson Monthly October 21, 2015


For a couple of years now, we have been compiling history and stories about Hyde & Jackson Squares, highlighting activities and events in this great neighborhood, and informing readers about our approach focusing on Design, Promotions, and Economic Development.

We hope that this monthly resource continues to be informative and engaging for you. To improve this experience, we'd like to hear from you what you'd like to see in this newsletter. Tell us what you think by taking our survey. We will try to revise future newsletters based upon your suggestions.


Main Street Activities 
This Saturday, October 24
Plant Bulbs & Care for Our Trees

Please join us this Saturday, October 24 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm to beautify our neighborhood by spreading mulch on street trees, planting hundreds of daffodil bulbs, and removing fliers and tape from street poles. We can only accomplish this with a strong crew of volunteers.

This is a fantastic activity to do on a bright, fall day and you'll really enjoy the look of the neighborhood (and smell of fresh mulch) when done. So that we have enough coffee, water, snacks and tools for this activity, please register with us by sending an email to info@hydejacksonsquare.org.  
Seeking Design Professionals     
For Our Committee and Board

Hyde Jackson Square Main Street functions like other Main Streets organizations. We have 3 volunteer committees (Design, Promotion, Economic Development, Organization) that work on projects in and around our commercial business district. Additionally, we have 1 committee (Organization) that concentrates on making Hyde Jackson Square Main Street sustainable by recruiting volunteers and bringing in resources to help us respond to the commercial business district's needs. You can learn more about the Main Street model through the National Main Street Center.

Our Design Committee has been working on choosing colors and designs for new artistic bike racks; has just completed a promotional portfolio to entice new and existing businesses to upgrade their signage and facades; and will be working on a map to showcase the the great retail, restaurants, and services in our district. Although we have a strong Design Committee, we could surely amplify our work by having a design professional help us vet commercial signage plans and other projects.

If you'd like to learn more about the great work that our committees do, please contact us. We'd be happy to sit down with you to encourage you to "try out" one or more of our committees. 

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 Activities
Seeking Design Professional
Business Corner

Main Street Activities

Daffodil Planting & Mulching
Saturday, October 24
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meet at Mozart Park 
10 Mozart Street 

Neighborhood Activities

Halloween Party and Neighborhood Stroll  

Friday, October 30
3:30 pm 
Connolly Library 
433 Centre Street 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Connolly Branch Library             

Halloween Festival 
Friday, October 30 
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm 
Blessed Sacrament Church 
361 Centre Street 
Sponsored by the Hyde Square Task Force

Do you have neighborhood news that you'd like others to know about or information about a meeting, activity, or event that you'd like to post?  


Send listings or ideas to info@hydejacksonsquare.org or call 617-522-3694.













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