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Inside Scoop - December 2020
Bringing you the latest tools to help your business.

Planting Seeds of Hope
Happy Holidays! 2020 has been a year to remember or maybe forget. As we move into 2021, write your hopes for the year on seed paper - plant it, nurture it, and grow it! This can include hopes and dreams for your family, your business, our community and beyond. Here's looking forward to the new year!

December's Inside Scoop:
  • Helping our Community
  • Support our local businesses and Shop Local this Holiday Season!
  • Provincetown Economic Development Grants - Deadline December 30th
  • Upcoming workshops and webinars including:
  • Paid Family Medical Leave Act
  • Applying for PPP Forgiveness
  • CDP Business Assistance staff is here to help - Make an appointment now

As always, if there is a business topic that comes up for which you need more information or assistance, please email or call. CDP staff will help find resources to answer your questions.

Happy Holidays and Stay Well!


Helping Our Community!

Did you know that part of the CARES Act for 2020, has a provision for individuals to deduct up to $300 of charitable contributions on their 2020 tax return if they do not itemize? So give/help our local non-profits if you can. Link to IRS Cares Act.
Resources for Education and Training

Every business has needs for education and training as their business changes, as governmental regulations change or as our business environment changes. Here are some resources for education across southeastern Massachusetts. Click the logos for a complete list of programs available.

Center for Corporate and Professional Education at Cape Cod Community College - is offering free training through June 30th on a variety of topics. If you would like to find out if your employer is eligible to send their employees at no-cost (highly likely), contact Danielle Dupuis, Program Coordinator, at prior to registering for this program. 

Massachusetts Small Business Development Center -

SCORE - Cape Cod & the Islands -

Upcoming Workshops

We are working on our Spring 2021 Programing and will have information on this available after the New Year.

Individual QuickBooks Help is available now

The CDP has micro loans up to $50,000 for small businesses on the Lower Cape. Visit our website for complete program details and eligibility requirements.

We are able to lend to businesses that have a limited credit history, are too new to obtain a bank loan or that need help developing a business plan or cash flow projections. We even work with local banks offering loan packaging to potential applicants.
The CDP offers Individual Business Guidance in a number of ways.
How can we help your business?
Individual Business Guidance

Are you self-employed, a solopreneur or a small business owner, and live or work on the Lower Cape?

The CDP offers individual business guidance for all types of businesses.

What are your business needs?

Professional Services Grants Still Available for 2020.

Many businesses are finding the need to change their business model in these turbulent times. The CDP has Grant Funds available to help business owners hire specialized consultants to quickly implement these changes whether in technology, legal or marketing.
Make an appointment to learn more and to help stabilize or grow your business.

Individual Mentoring through SCORE

SCORE offers individual mentoring across the Cape. The CDP partners with SCORE to offer mentoring on the Lower Cape. Due to COVID19 all SCORE Mentoring Session are currently being help remotely. Please register with SCORE using the link below.
The CDP's small business and technical assistance programs are made possible by the following funders:
Mass Growth Capital Corporation
USDA Rural Business Development Grant
Barnstable County Economic Development Commission
Cape Cod Foundation
Cape Cod Five Charitable Foundation Trust
Rockland Trust
TD Charitable Foundation
Santander Bank

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.