Category: March 2019

The Law At Work – Gearing Up For Summer

By Mary O’Neal, Esq. I am gearing up for the summer season and plan to open my seasonal restaurant in April, and I want to know if there have been any changes to the law with respect to minimum wages and how to pay tipped employees?  The issue is confusing and I want to make sure I am doing it correctly. Minimum Wage  As of January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019, Massachusetts (“MA”) minimum wage rates of pay are: Regular Minimum Wage                                $12 an hour Service Rate Minimum Paid by Employer     $4.35 an hour Minimum wage and service...

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The New Digital Landscape

Digital technology for today’s business environment By Douglas Karlson New digital technology, and the changes it has spurred in customer behavior and expectations, continues to transform the business landscape, providing big opportunities for savvy small and medium-sized businesses. Feel lost in this shifting environment? Join the club. But the good news is that from customer relationship management (CRM) systems to internet bots, and inbound marketing platforms to cloud-based software, the tools are available to provide your business with both operational efficiency and a competitive advantage. A new approach to marketing Andrew Mahon, Marketing Fellow at Hubspot, a Cambridge-based developer...

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Cannabis Innovators: Tim McNamara

By Beth Waterfall Sandwich attorney Tim McNamara is taking his legal experience and entrepreneurial spirit in a direction that can be seen as both unexpected and as a natural next step. With years of experience helping Cape Cod residents and small businesses plan for their futures, Tim has big plans to make cannabis more accepted and accessible close to home, and to create jobs for Cape residents. As cofounder and chief operations officer of Holistic Health Group (HHG), Tim is leading his team through the process of building an adult-use retail cannabis business and securing the licensing and real...

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Cider House Jewel Shoal Hope Ciderworks Thrives In Provincetown

By Deb Boucher Stetson Less than two years ago, Rob Brosofsky was jetting to places as far-flung as China and South Africa making deals for a Fortune 200 company. Now, most of the travel he does is by car, traversing the state to bring tastings of his craft hard cider to people he hopes will talk it up to others. Having relocated to the Cape-tip town he loves, he has traded business conferences for brew fests and cider summits — and he couldn’t be happier. Brosofsky launched Shoal Hope Ciderworks in 2017, about the same time he moved to...

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Rockland Athletic Supplies Caters to Sports and So Much More

By Ann Luongo Anyone who’s from New England knows that sports are huge in these parts. Every sport, from basketball to soccer and everything in between, is taught, practiced and played on a daily basis. On the South Shore, youth, town, and school sports dominate, and all those teams need to be clothed, equipped and geared up for every game. That’s where Rockland Athletic Supplies comes in. A family-owned and operated business that started in 1984, Rockland Athletic Supplies has become synonymous with sports gear and supplies. And, in addition to sports supplies, RAS also offers screen printing, embroidery,...

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