Small Business Newsletter - Entrepreneur's Edge
The Northampton Emergency Small Business Grant Program is still accepting applications.

These funds are specific to Northampton businesses who are making changes to their businesses.

More information on our website.

For a list of other possible grants, contact us -
One-on-one short-term crisis counseling for small businesses
Even though our office is closed, you can still get one-on-one counseling with Dee Dice , our Small Business Coordinator via phone or web meetings. She can assist you during this crisis to help you pivot your business to meet these new demands. Email her at or call and leave a message 413.586.5855 x230
Small Business Webinar 4/22 1-2 PM
COVID-19 Artist Relief Grant for Artists and Cultural Producers
The Northampton Arts Council announced a COVID-19 Artist Relief Grant. All artists and cultural producers who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and contribute to the cultural vibrancy of Northampton, Florence, and Leeds are eligible to apply here . The application is due May 15, 2020. The Northampton Arts Council usually administers the ArtsEZ grant round in the spring to support local arts and cultural projects. Since all public gatherings are on hold, and in light of the severe economic impact of COVID-19, the Board has voted to allocate $10,000 to fund artist relief. 

LISC Small Business Recovery Grant Program for Massachusetts

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and Citizens are pleased to announce the LISC Small Business Recovery Grant Program which will provide grants to hard-hit small businesses in Massachusetts to weather the immediate financial impact of closures and social distancing measures required to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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.