This year's National Veterans Small Business Week theme is "#VetBiz Resources in Your Local Community." During the week, the SBA will highlight and connect veterans nationwide to local level entrepreneurial resources.
The city of North Adams and the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission are administering microenterprise loans to assist low- and moderate-income business owners cover regular costs such as rent, staffing and utilities.
The fiscal 2018 MassWorks Infrastructure grant had initially been focused on helping small business find its customers online through social media marketing but has since morphed in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Steven Valenti used to run a radio campaign for his men's clothing business, telling true stories of customers.
And it was successful in driving business to his store. His son, Evan Valenti, isn't quite so sure that would work nowadays, but Steven Valenti thinks it would.