Business Planning Course For Small Business

WHAT: 3-session business planning course plus 1:1 coaching. WHY: JPNDC has helped more than 1,000 small business owners succeed, for FREE
WHO: Boston small business owners committed to building a stronger business. No specific business planning skills required. This course is designed to provide you, prospective and current business owners, with the research and planning skills necessary to start, build, and strengthen your business plan. Over three weeks, we will discuss what you need to know before starting and improving your business plan.

#SheMeansBusiness: Panel & Networking Mixer

Join JPNDC & Shop Rose JP Thursday, March 21st at 363B Centre St in Jamaica Plain to celebrate Women's History Month with a women-owned business panel & networking mixer! If you are a small business owner or aspire to be, come network and get inspired by our amazing panel and learn about resources to grow or start your business! We'll cover topics such as marketing, funding, & have a Q&A session. Food and beverages from local Jamaica Plain small businesses will be available to sample & purchase:

100x100deliciasexpress 660A Centre St. Monumental Market opening this spring at 36 South St.

Teatro en el Parque

On the evenings of Thursday, July 19; Friday, July 20; and Saturday, July 21 Hyde Jackson Square Main Street and Escena Latina Teatro will be celebrating our 6th annual Teatro en el Parque. This year we will be producing the play, Cumbia de mi Corazón, by Toby Campion and will be performed by Escena Latina Teatro. It will be acted in Spanish with English translations projected on a giant video screen. Prior to each show we'll set up our Café en el Parque featuring complementary live music, delicious food from local restaurants and offerings from local businesses. Cumbia de mi Corazón, by Toby Campion, is set in heaven with the protagonist trying to capture the heart of his wife.

Cultural Survival Bazaar

Immerse yourself in the songs, colors, textures, and stories of Indigenous artists and their cultures from around the world at this free admission, family friendly festival. Since 1975, Cultural Survival's Bazaars have brought Indigenous artists from the US, Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela, Colombia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Tibet, India, Nepal, China, and more! Buy finely embroidered tapestries and scarves; jewelry of silver, glass, and stone; aromatic woven natural fiber baskets; brilliantly colored paintings; handmade clothing; carved, knit, wire, and beaded animals; and much more. Listen to live Indigenous music, chat with Indigenous artists about their crafts and cultures, and celebrate the season with a beautiful memento of your local trip around the world. Free admission
Free parking
10 minute walk from Harvard Square red line train station
Bus stops 68, 83 (Broadway @ Felton St.

Time Management

Everyone gets the same amount of hours in a day, week, month and year. So, why is it that some people get so much more done than others? Time can be one of the most elusive resources a business owner and/or manager have. You may have a system for running all the other aspects of your business. But, are you managing your time efficiently and effectively?

Opening Night at the Massachusetts Conference for Women: $25 tickets on sale for conference preview with Bethenny Frankel, Barbara Lynch and more

BOSTON – Tickets for the Massachusetts Conference for Women featuring Academy Award winning actresses Meryl Streep and Viola Davis, and best-selling author Adam Grant sold out in less than an hour.  

Tickets are, however, still available for the third annual Opening Night at the Conference on Wednesday, December 6th from 5-8pm. Opening Night provides an opportunity to experience the Conference offerings with speakers, authors and networking. Tickets are available here. Opening Night keynote speakers include Bethenny Frankel, Skinnygirl founder, author, and branding guru, and an inspiring talk and live cooking demo with Barbara Lynch, restaurateur and award-winning chef.