Launch Pad: Internet Expansion for Small Businesses in Boston | deadline Oct. 1st

Announcement for Small Businesses in Boston & Friends of Small Businesses in Boston - the official application for the Launch Pad program is now available! 

Small businesses with less than $500,000 in annual sales and at least six months of cash flow are encouraged to apply for this 75% grant program that seeks to help several small businesses (especially in low-moderate income areas) expand their internet presence and internet marketing capacity.
 
Completed applications are due by October 1, 2012. 
Applications can be filled out and submitted electronically to Adam Gibbons (submission via email is preferred) and also accepted via fax or US postal service.
Awards will be announced by October 28, 2012. 
Awardees will be able to begin using their grant November 1, 2012.  
The grant program will support awardees in their internet expansion efforts through April 30, 2014.
 
Contact Adam at any time to discuss your application, your plans, your questions, etc.  
 
SUGGESTED PROCESS FOR APPLYING
1.  OPTIONAL:  Attend an info session (see dates and locations listed below).
2.  OPTIONAL:  Schedule a one-on-one meeting with Adam Gibbons, Max MacCarthy or Deidra MacLeod (see contact info below)
3.  REQUIRED:  Draft of your application.
4.  Contact Adam, Max or Deidra for guidance on your application, as needed.  
5.  REQUIRED:  Submit your application via email to Adam Gibbons - agibbons@dbedc.org by end of business on October 1, 2012 (email preferred - however, US mail and fax also accepted).
 
Info Sessions for Launch Pad Program
 
Wednesday, Sept 5, 8:30a.m., or 3:00p.m., Dorchester Bay Offices
Wednesday, Sept 12, 8:30a.m., or 3:00p.m., Dorchester Bay Offices
Monday, Sept 17, 6:00pm., Bowdoin Street Health Center, 230 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester, MA, 02125
Wednesday, Sept 19, 8:30a.m., or 3:00p.m., Dorchester Bay Offices
Wednesday, Sept 26, 8:30a.m., or 3:00p.m., Dorchester Bay Offices
 
Please contact Adam if you would like to host an info session for one of the dates listed above or add another different date.
 
Adam Gibbons, Launch Pad Coordinator
Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation, 594 Columbia Road, 3rd floor, Dorchester, MA  02125
cell:  617-447-1759
office:  617-825-4200 ext 251
agibbons@dbedc.org
 
Max MacCarthy, Executive Director
Uphams Corner Main Streets, 545 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA  02125
cell:  254-495-7311
max@uphamscorner.org  
 
Deidra MacLeod, Small Business Technical Assistance
Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation, 594 Columbia Road, 3rd floor, Dorchester, MA  02125
office:  617-825-4200, ext 219
dmacleod@dbedc.org
 
Dates Relevant: 
Fri, 08/31/2012 - Mon, 10/01/2012
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