Posts by Bonnie Zappacosta

How to Start a Business in Massachusetts

Thinking of starting a business? Here are the nuts & bolts from a recently-published article in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Resource Guide for Massachusetts. Learn more about startup logistics, market research, how to register your business, zoning, patents & trademarks and so much more in this informative article. The Startup Logistics Even if you’re…

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Port People: Khone Sanasy of Thai Lily Kitchen

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With over 20 years in the Thai food business, Thai Lily Kitchen owner Khone Sanasy brings a collection of family recipes steeped in memories to one of Newburyport’s newest restaurants, located on Pleasant Street. Not only is the food selection healthy and fresh, the service is impeccable, and the staff is friendly and full of…

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Spice Up Your Storefront with Fall Favorites

Did you know that an estimated 70 percent of first-time sales are based on curbside appeal? That’s right; it’s all about presentation. Even if you’re not a retail business, curb appeal relays a message to passers-by about the quality of your work. In an effort to drive more sales and increase profits, spice up your storefront…

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Top 10 Ways to Drive Back-to-School Business

Back-to-school season is officially in session! Parents and kids alike are adjusting to new schedules and new routines, and many may have a case of the summertime blues. Your business can keep the momentum going by offering back-to-school specials to make the transition easier. How can your business leverage this time of year to fuel…

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