June 1, 2022

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Host a Business After Hours in 2022

The Business After Hours are held from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., typically on a Wednesday or Thursday. The event allows the host to showcase its business, services, and building to the business community and it offers chamber members the chance to meet one another and network in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Several months are still available. Contact Lisa for more details if you'd like to host in 2022.
Other Networking Opportunities

Would you like to host a breakfast or lunch networking event at your place of business? A breakfast event would be held at 8:30 or 9:00 a.m. and the lunch event would be held at 12:00 noon. Contact Lisa for more info.
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Marketing Trends for Small Businesses in 2022

SEED presents Marketing Trends for Small Business Owners in 2022 TOMORROW at 10:00 a.m.

This free virtual workshop will cover everything small business owners and entrepreneurs need to know about marketing their business in 2022. The instructor, Tricia White of T. White Creations, offers insight gained over 30 years of working with small businesses in many marketing and branding capacities, as well as her experiences as a small business owner herself. Marketing trends, strategies, and much more will be the focus of this session. All attendees will receive a free business plan guide and will be introduced to free and confidential business assistance resources available to them locally and regionally. Register here.
Proud Innovation 2022: Learn from Accomplished Innovators June 15 and 22

Join the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as they celebrate Pride month with their free, online Proud Innovation 2022 series, coming June 15 and 22. These events are open to all.

SBA 504 & 7A In-Person Training June 24

It's time to catch up on all the latest SOP updates, lending practices, mechanics, and benefits to the SBA 504 & 7A programs! Commercial lenders, accountants, realtors, & economic development officials are encouraged to attend the SEED in-person 2022 SBA 504 & 7a Seminar, presented by SEED Corporation and the U.S. Small Business Administration. It will be held on Friday, June 24th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Boston Tavern, 58 East Grove Street in Middleboro. Register here.
SBA Physical Disaster Loan Deadline is Approaching in Massachusetts for Private Nonprofits Affected by January Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is reminding eligible Private Nonprofit (PNP) organizations in Massachusetts of the June 17 deadline to submit disaster loan applications for physical damages caused by the severe winter storm and snowstorm on Jan. 28-29, 2022. Learn more.

The declaration includes the counties of Bristol, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk, including the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in Massachusetts. Examples of eligible non-critical PNP organizations include, but are not limited to, food kitchens, homeless shelters, museums, libraries, community centers, schools and colleges.

The SBA also offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) to help meet working capital needs, such as ongoing operating expenses, to PNP organizations. EIDL assistance is available regardless of whether the organization suffered any physical property damage. 

The filing deadline to submit applications for physical property damage is June 17, 2022. The deadline to submit economic injury applications is Jan. 18, 2023. 

Read more here.
4+Tips for Attracting More Tourists to Your Business

It’s that time of year again and many of us are preparing for a return to normal when it comes to the seasonal onslaught of tourism. Even with high transportation costs people are traveling and still—hopefully—buying. If you’d like to attract more tourists to your place of business, here’s how you can prepare.
The MA Health Connector will be hosting a public informational webinar session on Wednesday, June 8 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. This information session will focus on health insurance options available to small employers and their employees through Health Connector for Business at www.MAhealthconnector.org/business. They will also review available options for sole proprietors and owner-only groups who do not yet have the employees to qualify for a small group plan through the Health Connector for Business.

Health Connector for Business offers quality, affordable health insurance options to help small businesses (with 1-50 full-time employees) save on their premium costs.

How can this session help you? Learn about:

  • Coverage options for small employers through Health Connector for Business
  • Flexible Employee Choice models
  • Exclusive cost-saving benefits through the Health Connector for Business such as the ConnectWell rebate program and the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit
  • Health insurance options for sole proprietors and owner-only groups not eligible for small group coverage
  • Health Connector as an alternative to COBRA
Get an update on state happenings and have your questions answered during this Q&A with State Representative Carol Doherty, sponsored by BankFive. Submit questions in advance here. Register below to attend this Zoom session.
Happy Health Center will be hosting a Business After Hours on Wednesday, June 23rd, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. 

Business After Hours is an evening of fun, food, and fellowship among Chamber members and their guests, with a chance to network, make new friends, and meet potential customers. Register below.
Member News
People Incorporated's 2021 Annual Report

Each year, People Incorporated serves thousands of children, individuals, and families throughout Southeastern MA, and they did so in uniquely challenging times. Despite enduring these obstacles, they enjoyed even more significant achievements. Read the Annual Report.
June Events at OCHM

The Old Colony History Museum (OCHM) is virtually visiting the Mattapoisett Museum, trying out a Wampanoag succotash recipe, welcoming the return of Passport to History, and celebrating Portuguese Heritage Month this June! Learn more here.
SCORE Business Resources
Help For Your Small Business
Let SCORE business advisors help you navigate the SBA Debt Relief Programs or the start-up and growth of your small business. All services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. If you are an existing SCORE client, please send an email to your SCORE counselor to schedule a phone call or Zoom conference. If you are new to SCORE, please complete the Request a Mentor form and someone from SCORE will contact you via email to schedule an appointment with an advisor. Sign up for SCORE webinars here. View upcoming webinars here.
Your Marketing Roadmap - Get in the Marketing Mindset
Thurs., June 9 | 1:00 PM 

Join SCORE and small business expert and entrepreneur Ramon Ray for a fresh and new 4 part series. We'll take you through the ultimate marketing essentials you will need for your business to be a success.

Workshop 1: Your Marketing Mindset.

What mindset do you need to be an effective marketer? Ramon will guide you through the key principles you must focus on before leveraging marketing tactics.

In this webinar you will learn:

Who is your perfect customer?
Do you know them better than they know themselves?
Billion-dollar brands are not your competitors.
The power of winning in small markets.
Follow-up, frequency and engagement are your tickets to successful marketing.

Presenter: Ramon Ray, Entrepreneur, Founder, Author

Register here.
SCORE’s Small Business Resilience program

This year, during an unprecedented national health crisis, small businesses needed help more than ever before. In order to support these business owners when they needed it most, the SCORE Foundation provided funding for SCORE’s Small Business Resilience program. This platform allowed SCORE to pivot their mentoring and educational services onto virtual platforms, where clients could easily access the pandemic-related information, guidance and resources they needed to survive and thrive. Learn more here.
Volunteer At SCORE

Are you looking for ways to help your small business community? Would you like to grow your network or develop professionally? As a SCORE volunteer, you get it all!

Join the SCORE network of 10,000 volunteers. SCORE relies on volunteers to help small business around the country thrive.

Interested? Visit the volunteer web page to find about the many benefits of volunteering and the right opportunity for you!
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(508) 824-4068