Category: July 2018 Issue

Ten Pin Eatery: A mall destination that caters to families

By Douglas Karlson Visitors to the Cape Cod Mall are likely to stop in their tracks and say “Wow!” when they happen upon an innovative new collaboration that’s both meeting demand for family entertainment and redefining the traditional mall anchor. That collaboration is Ten Pin Eatery, a 25,000-square-foot joint venture between Ryan Family Amusements and Chapin’s Restaurant. Part restaurant, part bar, part bowling alley and game room, Ten Pin Eatery serves multiple functions – and multiple audiences. The new business, which opened April 23, is spacious and contemporary, and so far is drawing rave reviews from a wide range...

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Nailing It! Cape Cod Nail Company brings the nail spa to you

By Ann Luongo Hair just wasn’t doing it for Sarah Mason when she was attending Cape Cod Regional Technical High School in Harwich for cosmetology. In fact, she discovered fairly quickly that she had absolutely no interest in hair at all. However, doing nails was a completely different story. She absolutely fell in love with doing manicures, received her nail technician license in her junior year of high school, and has been working in spas and creating beautiful nails for around 10 years since. It was the idea of owning her own manicure business that brought about the Cape...

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Entrepreneurship: Build a business that fits YOU

By Ja-Naé Duane On a recent trip to South Africa, my business partner and husband Steve and I had the chance to work with some brilliant and hardworking entrepreneurs. Some already had a business, others were trying to get new ones up and running. But what we saw mirrored something Steve and I have discussed and experienced firsthand. Every entrepreneur is different. Every business is different. But hardly anybody talks about it! This oversight matters for a couple of reasons: Business plans are rarely one size fits all. Two people can follow the exact same plan, but end up...

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Insurance: How to ensure you are protected when using Airbnb

By Janet Kliment It sounds like an easy way to make money – I’ll just rent out a room, or maybe even my whole home. We have seen an increase in these types of platforms online with on-demand business models like Airbnb. There are some considerations to take into account, however, before you become a host – with insurance being one of them. We get this question a lot: “Does my homeowners’ insurance cover Airbnb or other online rental facilitators?” and the bottom line is no. Not all homeowners’ insurance policies allow these types of rentals due to their...

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Roofing: Under new tax law, now’s a good time for business owners to make roof repairs

By Russell Cazeault The new tax law is good news for small and mid-sized business owners in need of roof repairs. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act makes changes to Section 179 of the IRS tax code. Specifically, it adds improvements to non-residential roofs to the list of what’s eligible for full and immediate expensing. The new law also increases the maximum amount a taxpayer may expense from $500,000 to $1 million. In a nutshell, Section 179 allows businesses to deduct the full cost of qualifying equipment, property or software purchased during the tax year. It’s an incentive created...

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