Thursday, September 24, 2020

The Business Page

Ask a Geek: What tech stuff are kids putting on their Christmas list?

Adam Darack is the IT administrator for the town of Edgartown. He writes regularly about the technological issues facing Island business owners. Got a question? Send it to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “Dear...

So, you want to start a nonprofit?

There are more than 200 registered nonprofits on Martha’s Vineyard, running the gamut from ACE MV to Habitat for Humanity to the Martha’s Vineyard Cancer Support Group to the Stone Soup Leadership Institute. There...

Social Media

How much time do you spend on social media for your business? Send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”

Quote of the week

“Work hard. You have to be involved in your business. You have to be, you can’t just open a business and let other people run it; you have to be a part of it.” —Fella...

Ask a Geek: Don’t be a turkey

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope your Thanksgiving is full of friends, family, and fun. The one thing I hope it isn’t, though, is a Thanksgiving full of technology. Odd hopes from the geek, but...

Coping with the off-season

As the Island transitions to darker days and doubled-up layers, a common question from mainlanders is, “How do you survive?” One could ask the same of anyone living north of Pennsylvania in the winter,...

Getting with the program on a new computer

Adam Darack is the IT administrator for the town of Edgartown. He will be writing regularly about the technological issues facing Island business owners. Got a question? Send it to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject...

New overtime rule starts Dec. 1

Congratulations! The U.S. Department of Labor is giving you a raise on Dec. 1. Well, maybe not you personally, but salaried workers earning up to $47,476 a year, twice the previous threshold, will now...

Font Bureau: An international type foundry has Martha’s Vineyard roots

When it comes to fonts, most of us are passive consumers. Type is under our noses all day long — in our TV commercials, our websites, our magazines and newspapers. But most of us...

Who are you gonna call?

Adam Darack is the IT administrator for the town of Edgartown. He will be writing regularly about the technological issues facing Island business owners. Got a question? Send it to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject...

“I see us continuing to run Crossland Landscape the way it has been run for 40 years, but with a whole new spin on things because we’re young, we’re fresh, we are excited, we...

Holiday Invention

If you could invent one thing that would make the holiday season go more smoothly, what would it be? Send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “MVSB Big Question.”

What’s happening to Main Street?

Recently, four stores in Vineyard Haven reported that they will be closing: Mix, Vardo, Juliska, and Moonstone, whose owners are retiring. The former location of the restaurant Waterside Market, which relocated further up Main...

Are you magic?

Dear Geek, You geeks are sometimes able to figure out what’s wrong with my computer over the phone without even seeing it. Are you psychic or something? Thanks, Sigmund Psychology is defined as the study of behavior and...

Business News: Bluewave Body Co. makes waves on Martha’s Vineyard

Gwyneth Wallace, an Edgartown native and mother of five, had her own bath and body shop five years ago. She was always interested in cosmetics, but mass-market products she tried weren’t ... quite right....

Business News: Island businesses coming and going

Coming Opening its doors in Vineyard Haven is Found It! … on the Vineyard. Found It is located at 4 Main Street and offers a broad variety of vintage items, and is operated by Seth...

The seasonal salsa

Here we are at the edge of autumn, and the ebb and flow of Island life for businesses is entering its official shoulder season. While there’s a definite drop in business come Labor Day,...

How Island businesses have embraced social media

Social media has become a powerful tool to drive clients to your business, and more and more Island brands have lately dedicated their efforts to putting together a communications and marketing plan that includes...

Ask a Geek: Looking for handy tech gadgets

Dear Geek, We all love gadgets. What handy tech gadgets would you recommend for my business? I’m looking for things that you’ve used, and things that I might not even realize would come in handy. Thanks, Inspector...

Ask a Geek: How do I install surveillance cameras?

Adam Darack is the IT administrator for the town of Edgartown. He will be writing regularly about the technological issues facing Island business owners. Got a question? Send it to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject...