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MGCC's Empower Digital Grant
Imagine Up to $5,000 for digital capabilities of your business
We are super excited to be an SBTA sponsor helping businesses get access to Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation’s Digital Empower grant. Under this grant, businesses who meet certain eligibility requirements can get up to $5,000 in tools to help grow their business! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you qualify!
MGCC's Biz-M-Power Grant
Imagine Up to $40,000 for your business!
A matching crowdfunding grant that can provide up to $40,000 for capital expenses for your business! If your business needs support for a lease, leasehold improvements, or the purchase of equipment, the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation’s Biz-M-Power crowdsourcing grant may be a good fit for you. If you have a strong social network and would like us to sponsor your business under this program, contact us at email@example.com to see if you qualify!
We offer a variety of services to our clients. We enjoy helping small business owners who feel overworked and overwhelmed with the challenges of “doing it all” in their business.
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What our clients are saying about us
What a pleasure and a surprise to work with Dee Dice as a consultant; someone so competent and generous with their considerable experience in the field of horticulture, retail and landscape design. My business of 25 years, Wilder Hill Gardens was growing and at a vital turning point. Dee worked with me to access my skills and assets, and how to reimagine them working together to create the future I imagined. Not only that, Dee regularly generated clever new ideas that worked! She is practical and original in her thinking, Dee even took me to a trade show and introduced me to many of her colleagues and suppliers. I felt energized and prepared to shape the future of my nursery, in a way that reflects my changing needs, as well as market realities.
Through my experience working with and for Dee, as an employee, as a partner, and as a fellow volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters, I always found her to be organized, creative, and persistent in accomplishing her goals.
This is especially evident through her success in running her long-time business, Eden Market and Garden Center, on Martha’s Vineyard. Throughout her almost 30 years in business Dee tirelessly ran the store; keeping things innovative, fresh, and inviting. She was not afraid to try something new, and if it didn’t work out she learned from the experience and moved forward. This is how her store evolved.
As an independent filmmaker I loved working with Dee - She has an expertise in how small businesses operate, and with that in hand it always seems that Dee has an intuitive sense of how to help facilitate our company's growth and build toward our future goals. I appreciate her depth of knowledge, ability to clearly articulate and collaborate strategically, while maintaining her sensitivity and creativity in problem solving. Dee makes working with a business consultant a pleasure, and I highly recommend her.
I would highly recommend Dee Dice. I was delighted to reconnect with her a year ago as a business consultant after knowing her as a friend 20 years ago.
We have been working together since March 2019.
Dee is professional, thoughtful and expedites what needs to be done in a timely manner.
She has been a great person to work with in selling my business.
She is pleasant and knows the challenges of small businesses.
Dee did a terrific job in her position as Small Business Coordinator at Valley Community Development and was an asset to our organization. She has excellent written and verbal communication skills, is extremely organized, can work independently, has competent computer skills/literacy, and is able to effectively multi-task to ensure that all activities/projects are completed in a timely manner. She was always willing to offer her assistance and had an excellent rapport with consumers, peers, co-workers, board members, other professional organizations, and with me as her supervisor. Dee’s networking skills are exceptional and highly effective. I wholeheartedly recommend her for any endeavor she chooses to pursue.
Dee Dice saved the small business program at Valley Community Development, after a series of staffing issues stalled us from moving forward. She organized and executed a 1.5 M grants program in an efficient and professional manor, unflinchingly as both program and staffing changed repeatedly. Her final reports were clear, concise and detailed and her relationship with both staff and grant supervisors were consistently cheerful, positive and responsive. Dee delivered this program on time and on budget. I appreciate her dedication and loyalty to Valley Community Development and her flexibility and professionalism against many odds in delivering this program.
So many things you worked on with me have made a positive impact on my business - too many to name. Thanks for your help, advice, and willingness to share your business experiences with me.
Constant Growth Marketing & Consulting
Constant Growth Marketing and Consulting started when I became a Certified Constant Contact Partner and began helping clients with their email marketing. I found they needed more – in all areas. My experience as a serial entrepreneur and small business owner ( I owned a garden center for 25 years and started 5 other businesses during that time) helped me evaluate small businesses, identify areas of improvement, highlight new products or services and create an action plan for efficiency and profitability. As the Small Business Director at Valley Community Development for 4 years, I continued to see and experience business owners who were needing help, which propelled me to offer this kind of service as a consultant.
Currently for women and minorities, I offer free consulting services through Small Business Strong.
I enjoy helping small business owners who feel overworked and overwhelmed with the challenges of “doing it all” in your business. Through assessment, strategic planning and implementation, I can help you work smarter, not harder. Most of my life I have been a business owner and trust me - I have been through many of the issues you are struggling with. Let's work on finding balance, achieving your personal goals, making a profit and making a difference.
In addition to business consulting, I offer top-notch marketing solutions. As marketing is my passion, I enjoy promoting what businesses do best. My goal: to help business owners create a user-friendly, profitable marketing plan. As every business is unique, I routinely customize a range of services to meet individual needs. Let me –step by tailored step – turn your straw to gold!
Dee A. Dice
As a student at the University of Connecticut, I studied Nutrition and Marketing, but I also started several small businesses. These included a cross-country ski rental business, an importing business from South America and food production business on Martha’s Vineyard.
I then took a larger leap and started a wholesale food business focused on the growing, production and purchasing of food products to sell at natural food stores, supermarket chains and wholesale food chains. I was proud to have Stop & Shop, Waldbaum’s Food Mart, IGA Stores, Stew Leonards, and Shop Rite, as some of my clients.
After the sale of that business, I moved to beautiful Martha’s Vineyard. Once there, I saw a need for local produce; this, along with my need to be outdoors, spurred me to start my fruit and produce market, Eden. The produce customers, however, unexpectedly kept asking to buy the decorative hanging baskets. “Hmmm, maybe I should try to sell some plants?” The rest is history, as I quickly fell in love with the plant and garden center aspect of my business for the next 25 years.
As my passion for plants grew, so did my business acumen. Soon, I added a landscape division, a water garden department, a holiday shop with a catalog, a commercial kitchen offering catering and producing additional products for Eden, a floral business specializing in weddings and a fruit and gift baskets business.
During this time period, I found I could help other businesses grow and achieve the same success that I’d achieved. In 2010, I sold my business, moved to Western Mass, and have since launched a successful consulting business, Constant Growth. I offer an array of services; these range from one-on-one consulting sessions to workshop presentations, website and marketing analysis, business planning and anything else a business might need. All of these are founded on bedrock experience. As I grow and learn, I am happiest in sharing the information that I have gained with others.
Please contact me if you’d like to see my resume or just to have a preliminary talk about your business.
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Do you have COVID grants money that you need to spend quickly, provide documentation for, and fill out forgiveness forms? We can help you keep organized and research new grants for you to apply to.
Are you daunted by the loan process and how to fill out an application?
Do you need to “pivot” into a new revenue stream, but have no idea where to start?
Are you thinking of expanding and don’t know if you can afford to?
What is driving you crazy and keeping you up at night?
Is accounting and bookkeeping daunting you?
Is your website not getting you customers?
Do you need to staff up and are not sure how best to do it?
Do you need to upgrade your business technology ?
Are you on a limited budget and don’t know where to start?
As an entrepreneur, we know you can do it all – but really do you want to? Let us partner with you and take the lead in specific areas.