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Administration Announces Pooled Testing Initiative for Massachusetts Schools, District

The Baker Administration announced that weekly COVID-19 pooled testing will be available within the next month to schools and districts across the commonwealth, expanding on a rapid testing initiative that began in schools in December. Through collaboration with the COVID-19 Response Command Center and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), participating school districts…

Baker Administration Announces $1.5 Million to Support Development and Acceleration of Coronavirus Testing Solutions

The Baker-Polito Administration announced Friday that more than $1.5 million has been awarded to four projects that seek to increase testing capacity and provide solutions for coronavirus testing. The funding is through the Accelerating Coronavirus Testing Solutions (A.C.T.S.) Program, designed and administered by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, which supports projects focused on two core…

Tips from Score 2nd Edition

In 2016, Score Cape Cod published their first eBook of 150 Tips from SCORE columns that had appeared in the Cape Cod Times Sunday business page. We have cataloged and categorized the next 200 Tips from SCORE into the 2nd eBook. It is a FREE download on Amazon that we are making available to you!…

Caffeinate Your Company: Business Owner Peer Group Informational Session: January 8

Grab your morning cup of “joe” and join us to learn how to energize your entrepreneurship with the support of other owners just like you. Bring your coffee or tea to learn more about eforever’s entrepreneur peer groups! All business owners are invited to join us to get a taste of the peer-to-peer experience, network…

EforAll Spring Accelerator Open for Applicants

Have you talked with someone recently who wants to start their own business? For one more week, applications are being accepted for EforAll Cape Cod’s 2021 Spring Accelerator (virtual). Application deadline: Jan. 11 @ 12pm. EforAll Cape Cod staff is hosting virtual office hours for applicants who have questions before they apply. Jan. 8, 9am-10amJan. 8, 4pm-6pm

Launch of Ascent Digital Learning Platform for Women: January 7

Please join SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza for the ground-breaking launch of Ascent, the online digital learning platform for women small business owners. Ascent is the first-of-its-kind online resource specifically designed to help the nearly 10 million American women entrepreneurs grow and scale their small business. This virtual event will include discussion panels with real women…

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $668 Million Small Business Relief Package

Additional businesses will be awarded as soon as next week through the Mass Growth Capital Corporation BOSTON – Today, the Baker-Polito Administration launched a $668 million program to provide financial assistance to Massachusetts small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program in part relies on the pending federal COVID-19 relief bill recently passed by Congress.…

US Adds Negative COVID Test Mandate for UK Travelers

New York Times – The United States will require all airline passengers arriving from Britain to test negative for the coronavirus within 72 hours of their departure, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. The move comes as a new highly transmissible variant of the virus, which first appeared in Britain, has led more…

Boston Globe: Business Needs a Break on Unemployment Taxes

Massachusetts lawmakers should make it a priority to pass Governor Baker’s bill by the end of the session. Not every fix for the sagging economy comes from Washington. One huge boost to businesses in Massachusetts can and should come from right here on Beacon Hill — that is, if House lawmakers can keep their focus.…
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