“Masking” Our Emotions: How to Communicate Effectively While Wearing a Mask

Workers in the office during pandemic wearing medical masks

You never really think about how much you say with your facial expressions, until more than half your face is covered by a mask. Although necessary for fighting the novel coronavirus, masks can hinder communication, particularly in the workplace, where those tiny facial cues help to establish trust, convey sincerity, and lend credibility to our…
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COVID-19 Update from The Lakeside Park

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The COVID-19 pandemic is top of mind for everyone these days. People and businesses across the country and around the world are being impacted in innumerable ways by the coronavirus pandemic.  Here at The Lakeside Park, we wanted to share a quick update with our tenants and prospective tenants regarding how we are being impacted…
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How to Apply for COVID-19 Assistance for Your Small Business

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The coronavirus outbreak and social distancing restrictions have disrupted American life, but their impact on small business, in particular, has been devastating. To help subsidize small businesses and keep them afloat in the wake of the coronavirus, the federal government has enacted three key pieces of legislation. Here’s everything you need to know about these…
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5 Must-Attend Spring Events for Boston Small Business Owners

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Boston is home to one of the most progressive entrepreneurial communities in the U.S., which is largely due to the abundance of funding and human capital available here. But Boston’s small-business-friendly culture can also be attributed to the willingness of Beantown’s existing entrepreneurs to mentor and support its up-and-comers. If you’re a small business owner…
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Should You Buy Used Office Equipment for Your Startup?

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If you’re like most startups, you’re probably on a tight budget, looking to save money and cut costs anyway you can. One of the ways many small businesses in the Boston area do this is by purchasing used office equipment to furnish their new space. In most cases, it’s a great idea, but there are…
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