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Category Archives: Businesses & Small Businesses

MassIT & New Urban Mechanics Live Stream: How to Pitch Your Innovation to Gov Posted on Sep 12

On August 21, 2014, MassIT announced a first-of-its-kind MassIT Government Innovation Competition, with a $50,000 prize for the winning project. To support potential applicants to the competition, MassIT and the Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics hosted a live stream broadcast on September 2nd,   …Continue Reading MassIT & New Urban Mechanics Live Stream: How to Pitch Your Innovation to Gov

COMMBUYS Provides New Web Platform for Commonwealth Businesses/Government Commerce Posted on Jun 23

COMMBUYS Provides New Web Platform for Commonwealth Businesses/Government Commerce

In 1997, a new web-based bid solicitation system called Comm-PASS was launched by the Commonwealth. At the time, it was considered cutting edge. Unfortunately as time progressed, Comm-PASS no longer adequately met customer demand. Accordingly, the Operational Services Division (OSD) sought to create something better.   …Continue Reading COMMBUYS Provides New Web Platform for Commonwealth Businesses/Government Commerce

One-Stop Business Portal Launches Posted on Apr 1

One-Stop  Business Portal Launches

Businesses interact with the Commonwealth every single day on a variety of matters – from accessing resources to understanding obligations and regulations.  In dialoguing with business owners, we found that some business owners knew exactly which persons and programs to contact within the state, easily   …Continue Reading One-Stop Business Portal Launches

Regulatory Reform Initiative: Overview Posted on May 11

Nearly half of all employed people in Massachusetts are working in small businesses, and these small businesses represent the best opportunities for economic growth and prosperity in the Commonwealth. To ensure that state government is creating the conditions for small businesses to thrive, the Patrick-Murray   …Continue Reading Regulatory Reform Initiative: Overview