Posts by Bonnie Zappacosta

Cybersecurity Essentials for Small Businesses

You hear about cybersecurity constantly; here’s how it applies to you. Cyber threats are an issue for everyone, and small businesses are targets for such threats and crimes because they often have fewer preventative or responsive resources. So, what do you need to know? What is cybersecurity? With the help of technology and best practices,…

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Thirsty for More Fall Favorites?

Whether you’re out and about for a crisp morning walk in search of a cup of joe or out on the town having dinner with friends, we’ve concocted a list of member drink specials infused with the flavors of fall.  Sip on these lattes, cocktails and brews and toast to the season! Changing Tides Café…

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Fall at the Farm

While farms bring fun all year long, what better time to visit than during harvest season? Whether you like to pick-your-own apples for a fresh apple pie, stock up on pumpkins, enjoy a tractor ride with the little ones, or just say hello to the farm animals, this is the season to explore our local…

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Fall is So Sweet

Fall flavors are some of the most highly-anticipated ingredients of the year. Pumpkin spice, apple, maple, blueberry, and salted caramel are just a few of the tastes of the season. Pair those with a sweet tooth, and you may not want to continue reading… We’ve got the scoop on the area’s must-haves this fall for…

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Port People: Meet Ted and Kate Hochheiser of Annie*s

In a recent interview with owner Ted Hochheiser of Annie*s on Pleasant Street, we discovered a collection of eclectic artist-made artwork and jewelry and learned some fun facts about the longtime Newburyport business owners. Read the Q&A to find out more about the Hochheisers… Q: Where does the name of the store originate? How long…

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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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