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Beyond Six-Feet-Apart Accelerator

LISC Boston and IXL Center's Six-Feet-Apart Program is a Digital Accelerator to help cohorts of 20-30 small businesses over 4 weeks to get their operations back up-and-running safely.

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Wednesday Webinar Series

Join the current cohort's Wednesday Webinars with subject matter experts. These 90-minute sessions are free and open to the public.

Making Sense of Reopening Guidelines

June 3, 5:00 pm - Navigating state, local and sector-specific guidance is challenging, all the more so because the guidance evolving as new guidance is released. Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy, who also serves as Co-Chair of the Reopening Advisory Board, headlined this discussion between experts and small business owners about what reopening guidelines mean for their businesses.

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Purchasing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

June 10 at 5 pm - Reopening strategically and safely means purchasing PPE, which may be in high demand and short supply. In this session, we heard how the City of Lawrence procured PPE for its small businesses, how ProtectMA is connecting buyers to minority-owned PPE producers, how one business owner pivoted her business to become a PPE supplier. We also discussed purchasing solutions for small businesses.

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Digital Communications Strategies & Tools

June 17 at 5pm - Watch our discussion on the communications and digital tools available to you as you reopen your business. Panelists included Colette Phillips, CEO of Colette Phillips Communications and Get Konnected, Brandon Ranson, CEO of IncluDe, and Rosario Ubiera-Minaya, Executive Director of Amplify LatinX. Topics we covered include:

  • Web and Social Media Presence
  • Content Creation
  • Touchless Equipment
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Legal Issues Related to Reopening

June 24 at 5 pm- Small businesses implementing new, safe ways of doing business are facing a wide range of legal issues, from leasing and contract issues, to insurance and liability protections, employment issues and more. In this Wednesday Webinar on reopening topics, we heard from Priya Lane, Esq. who provides counsel to hundreds of small businesses as BizGrow Director at Lawyers for Civil Rights.  BizGrow seeks to contribute to the economic growth of communities of color by providing free legal support to entrepreneurs with big dreams and limited resources.

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