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Remote Options to Support Your Mental Health Needs

Online and Phone Support Mental Health Resources:

Modern Health is offering free online community support resources during COVID-19

Headspace is offering free meditations and other support resources

7cups offers free online emotional support

NAMI has compiled a list of online and phone support options including peer and family support options

Great Free Movies, Theater, Museums, Books, Videos, and Other On/Offline Fun and Education

The Social Distancing Festival   This is a site for celebrating art from all over the world, showcasing amazing talent, and coming together as a community at a time when we need it more than ever.

Virtual Culture From CNN   “All the virtual concerts, plays, museums and other culture you can enjoy from home”

Boston Public Library   If you don’t have a free e-card, this link tells you how to get access to lots of downloadable material


Creating a Successful Brand Image, with Robyn from MorningBird Media Woman sitting at desk with laptop

Wednesday, November 9th and 16th, 6-7:30 pm 

virtual Class

Join Robyn Miller of MorningBird media as you explore the elements of creating a successful brand. We'll discuss Color theory, fonts, finding a name, and What’s in a logo.

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Instagram for Business- with MorningBird Media

Wednesday, December 7th and 14th, 6-7:30 pm

Virtual Class

Join Jordana Bloom of MorningBird Media in this two-part virtual class in using Instagram for Business. Learn the difference between a personal, professional, and Creator Page, how to find insights, create highlights, and more. We will also discuss the different posting mechanisms and how you can create each type of content.
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Grant Opportunities for Hilltown Business Owners

Tuesday, September 13th, 6-7:30 pm

Virtual Class with Dee Dice

Mass Growth Capital Corporation is sponsoring two grants for existing small business owners. Most business owners are eligible. With the Empower Digital Grant, owners can expect to receive $5000.00 to help with anything digital for their business. Biz - M- Power is a matching crowdfunding grant for up to $40,000. This workshop will offer a complete explanation of these two current MGCC grants, Empower Digital and Biz-M-Power. Starting from eligibility to completion, this workshop will arm all participants with exactly what they need to apply and what are eligible uses of the grant. It will supply them with valuable templates and information to complete the application seamlessly.

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Picture of Dee DiceMaking a website? What to do before you hire a web guy

Wednesday, September 28th & October 5th, 6-7:30 pm 

Two-part Virtual Class with Dee Dice

Save your Website dollars:  What to prepare BEFORE you hire a website designer. This interactive class will walk you through a step-by-step series to prepare you as you create your ideal website. Creating a website can be costly, and with proper preparation, it can be faster, easier, less stressful, and less expensive. Yes, you can do it yourself, but armed with up-to-date information, templates, and a plan, this method gives you time to think, plan and save.  

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Starting a Business? Check all the boxesCheck list

Wednesday, October 26th, 6-8 pm 

Virtual Class with Dee Dice

Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or interested in creating a side gig, move your ideas into action! In this workshop, you will learn the basics of starting your own business, including Creating your legal entity;  Finding resources and plan action steps to reach your goal; Explore how your experience, financial resources, and lifestyle needs affect your business options; and Developing your team. Taught by Entrepreneur Dee Dice, this Free virtual Class will equip you to know the steps needed to start and grow your small business. 

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Creating a Content Calendar for your Media platform
Wednesday, February 1st and 8th, 6-7:30 pm 

Virtual Class

Whether you have a website, social media page or a blog, creating relevant and engaging content is a must to keep and grow your audience. But it doesn't have to be a daily chore. Learn content creation strategies from Robyn Miller of MorningBird Media in this free two-part virtual class.
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Create your Business Plan with Live Plan with Dee Dice  

January 11th, 18th, 25th and February 15th, 6 - 7:30 PM 

Virtual Class

Are you an entrepreneur starting a new business or looking to grow an existing one? Join Dee Dice in this four-week guided workshop to create your unique business plan- Which will be your road map as you navigate and grow your business. Dee is the owner of Constant Growth Marketing and Consulting and has many years of experience as a business owner.  Class participants will use Live Plan Software with Dee as you explore topics of finance, accounting, marketing, and management.

Live Plan Software can make writing your business plan easier and more fun while helping you create a professional-looking business plan.

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Intro to QuickBooks w/ Rosemarie Goyette, CPA

Tuesdays, October 11 & 18th, Workshop October 25th.

In person Class at the Village Enterprise Center, 26 Man Street, Chester, MA 

Whether you are new to QuickBooks or would like a refresher.  Put this program to work for you and your business.  This class will include an overview of QuickBooks, navigating the program, business accounting overview, set-up for your business including chart of accounts, recording transactions, customers and sales, vendors and accounts payable, working with cash accounts, financial statements and budgeting.

This in-person class has two sessions, with a bonus third "workshop" session where class participants can work with Rosemarie on their individual QuickBooks programs. 

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QuickBooks: Beyond basics, with Rosemarie Goyette, CPA

Tuesdays, November 1st and 8th, Workshop November 15th

In Person Class: The Village Enterprise Center, 26 Main St., Chester, Ma 

Getting the most out of QuickBooks, diving into various reporting options, overview of items, classes, budgeting, memorized transactions, attaching documents, bank reconciliations, tax set-up for Schedule C (or Schedule E) and how to get the most out of this program.  Previous participation in an Intro to QuickBooks class is recommended but not required.

This in-person class has two sessions, with a bonus third "workshop" session, where class participants can work individually with Rosemarie on their individual QuickBooks Program. 

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When we hold our workshops in-person, a few key locations for in-person classes are listed below.

Village Enterprise Center

26 Main Street, Chester MA 01011
(413) 354-1055

village enterprise center


Russell Town Hall / Russell Senior Center

65 Main Street, Russell MA 01071
(413) 354-1055

russell town hall


Russell Public Library

162 Main St, Russell, MA 01071

(413) 862-3102

Russell Public Library


Huntington Public Library

7 E Main St, Huntington, MA 01050

(413) 512-5206

Huntington Public Library