Cape Cod Times: Review: Etzy’s is a welcome addition to Dennis Port

Review: Etzy’s is a welcome addition to Dennis Port

Welcome to the Village!


#PokemonGO to Dennis Port!

#PokemonGo is sweeping the nation. You cannot turn a corner without seeing someone looking for one of the little monsters! But, while you or your little tykes are searching for Pokemon or need to refill at a Pokestop, you can also serve your more human needs by grabbing a coffee and biscotti, ice cream, pizza or any other number of refreshments in Dennis Port Village Center. Not looking for food while on your Pokemon adventure? Visit anyone of the other village’s fine merchants while waiting for Pikachu to appear.

Dennis Port PokemonGo

Seriously, the Pokemon craze has the ability to bring people to our downtown public places.  Embracing PokemonGO  can be good for our local economy.

Vibrant downtowns are perfect fits for technology firms

Just wondering, is it time to rethink the uses in Dennis Port and West Dennis? Maybe look to bring some tech sector or back office jobs into the empty storefront by Job Lot. It could mean more customers for the retail space in the two villages. Thoughts?

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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University dean: Cape needs to change to survive – News – – Hyannis, MA

HYANNIS — The dean of the Ricciardi College of Business at Bridgewater State University addressed the Barnstable Economic Development Commission on Tuesday afternoon and the message was a familiar one – the Cape’s current economy is not sustainable and is in dire need of a makeover.Dr. Elmore Alexander, in a presentation titled “Economic Development Challenges for Cape Cod,” said the region is facing a “perfect storm” of economic conditions, and not in a good way.

Source: University dean: Cape needs to change to survive – News – – Hyannis, MA