Capitalism for the common good

Amy Domini is the queen of ethical investing, part of a founding generation of investment professionals who have redefined the face of finance. No longer considered marginal or “niche,” the idea of an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) impact of ...

Diversity’s Dilemma

As the benefits of an inclusive economy become evident — the research shows that greater diversity generates better thinking, innovation and competitive performance — you’d think there would be greater levels of participation by women and people of color in ...

The New Boston Office of Women's Advancement takes aim at pay equity

The Boston Office of Women’s Advancement and the recently revitalized Boston Women’s Commission have a broad mission aimed at improving the lives of women and girls throughout the city, starting with pay equality.

2020 Women on Boards

2020 Women on Boards, a national nonprofit advocacy group, blazes a trail for gender equality on corporate boards.

SBA helps women-owned businesses build capacity

Organizations in the Boston area are ramping up efforts to help women-owned businesses expand past $1 million in annual revenues.

Minority Business Development Agency set for National Minority Enterprise Development Week 2014

The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency is targeting minority business owners and offering a boost to their bottom line by taking part in the National Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference 2014.

SBA releases small business profiles for all states

On June 17, the Office of Advocacy, an independent office within the U.S. Small Business Administration, released a report entitled “Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories,” an annual analysis of each state’s small businesses.

It Takes a Village: Crowdfunding Your Startup

Crowdfunding has become a powerful force in investing. According to Forbes, annual revenue for global crowdfunding reached $6 billion in 2013 across more than 1,500 platforms.

Fund your startup

The first questions for any new business, Internet-based or not, remains the same. Do you need money and how much? What is your level of commitment to the future of the company? What other responsibilities and expenses do you have ...

Minority and Women Business Certifications

The Commonwealth is a rich source of revenue for certified businesses. Last fiscal year, certified businesses received more than $1 billion in sales from the state.

SBA Loans on the Rise

Eliminating low-dollar loan fee boosts minority-owned business