Cape medical marijuana dispensaries expect green light by fall – News – – Hyannis, MA

Slow, progress, we still need a host agreement with the Selectmen as part of this process.

Cape medical marijuana dispensaries expect green light by fall – News – – Hyannis, MA

A dispensary on Echo Road in Mashpee likely will be the first to open its doors.

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Small Business Workshops

I just stumbled upon this, anyone interested should mark their calendars and make reservations:

SEED Will Hold Small Business Workshops in Hyannis

In support of Small Business Month (May), Eastern Bank is partnering with SEED Corporation to bring you two basic business workshops in Hyannis aimed at assisting potential and existing entrepreneurs.

The free workshops are being held in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC), Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce, Community Development Partnership, and SCORE.

Both workshops will be held at 375 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA 02601 on Thursday, May 12, 2016.  The details of each workshop are provided below:

Session I

“Learn the Fundamentals in Planning, Preparing, and Financing Your Business”,
 9:00 a.m. to Noon.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.  Breakfast will be provided for all participants. 

This workshop is geared toward helping potential entrepreneurs evaluate and understand the fundamentals of owning one’s own business.  Information on how to get started, where and how to get financing and the loan application process will be presented.  Attendees will also be provided with a free guide to writing a business plan and other materials.

Session II
“Understanding the Purpose of Financial Statements and How They Can Help Determine the Health of Your Business”
, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Lunch will be provided for all participants.

The focus of this workshop is to help attendees understand a balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. The workshop also explains how a small business owner can anticipate financial needs in order to operate his/her business more efficiently.

Please call SEED Corporation at 508-822-1020 x 318, to register for either or both sessions by Thursday, May 5th and for directions to Eastern Bank.  SEED Corporation holds this entrepreneurial workshop series on a monthly basis throughout the region.  For information on future sessions, please contact SEED.

SEED Corporation is a non-profit organization certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and designated as an Intermediary under the SBA’s Microloan Program.  This program is designed to provide loans to new and existing business owners in amounts up to $50,000.  SEED is also a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) under the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

As a regional economic development organization, SEED also offers a full range
of financing programs providing loans from $1,000 up to $5.5 million to assist small businesses to grow and create jobs in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  SEED works with other economic development and financing institutions throughout the region to ensure that individuals who are committed to owning and operating a small business in the region are able to get the assistance they need to be successful.

For more information on SEED and its programs, please call the SEED office
at 508-822-1020 or visit SEED’s website at

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Realtors report steady sales – News – – Hyannis, MA

WEST YARMOUTH — The number of residential real estate closings logged in February was pretty much on par with the same time last year, but, for the second consecutive month, Realtors reported strong buyer interest and a high number of sales set to close in the coming weeks.Statistics released by Cape Cod & Islands Association of Realtors on Friday showed 453 single-family home sales pending at the end of February, a nearly 120-percent increase over February 2015 when there were

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Cape’s lodging lineup gets shuffled – News – – Hyannis, MA

Cape’s lodging lineup gets shuffled

The Briarcliff Motel on Route 6A in Dennis also changed hands since last summer. The new owners also own a similar motel in Maine, and are trying to recreate the old style family hotel experience. They hope to, and did this past winter, stay open all year round. They hope to become a spotvto host families coming to town for the various Christmas Strolls, and become a big part of our year round economy.