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Supplier Diversity Done Right National Grid’s Story — Creating Diverse Partnerships Across the Grid

Smart companies know that supporting small business is one of the best ways to accomplish these goals. Even smarter ones recognize the benefits of doing business with diverse suppliers — like small businesses run by women, minorities, veterans or people ...

On the rise: Diversity hiring

A year ago, when tech giant Google went public with what could only be classified as poor diversity numbers — saying that 70 percent of the company’s 50,000 employees worldwide at that time were men and, in the U.S., its ...

Gender equality: Little progress made

When the likes of Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg broke into the upper echelons of corporate America, their rise prompted discussions about how far down their individual successes would trickle. Were they anomalies, or did they symbolize a ...

Small biz is scaling up

The startup waters are notoriously hazardous. Generally speaking about nine in 10 startups fail, to the point that failure is recognized as an accepted part of any entrepreneur’s professional cycle and a way to sort out the good from the ...

Makeeba McCreary

Makeeba McCreary began working as chief of staff to Boston School Superintendent Tommy Chang this week.

CityStart Boston Announces Winners

CityStart Boston teams made their final pitches to an audience of potential investors, partners and supporters.

Haley House to open new pizza restaurant – Dudley Dough

In ten short years, Haley House Bakery Café in Dudley Square has become an institution and a cultural gem. It opened its doors in 2005 as an expanded site for Haley House’s Bakery Training Program, which had outgrown its home ...

Taking Root with an urban farming revolution in Boston

There was a time in Boston when seeing vegetable gardens meant that some neighbor had a green thumb or others were looking for a way to transform the eyesore of a vacant lot. Today, the rise of the urban farming ...

From Food Trucks to Urban Farming – Boston’s Locally grown food startups on the rise.

The food industry in Boston is evolving, and people like Future Boston Alliance co-founder Malia Lazu are the core ingredients in a new recipe to cook up more local-grown small businesses. Future Boston Alliance’s new restaurant accelerator program is just ...

Boston 2024 tries again with bid 2.0

The group behind the thus-far troubled bid for the Olympic games released an updated version of its proposal Monday at a press conference held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, adding more details about venues, expected costs and revenues, ...

Watchdog agencies sound the alarm on fraud, scams

One in 10 Americans have been ripped off by consumer scams, according to the Federal Trade Commission. And for African American and Latinos, the odds are even higher that an unscrupulous wheeler-dealer has separated them from their money. That was ...

Why do you think people still fly the Confederate flag?

Racism. They fly it because they can get away with it. — Willie Webster, Cook, Roxbury

Hub ranks high in startup index

When it comes to fostering small business innovation Boston is doing something right and people are starting to take notice. A recent report found Boston ranking high in the areas that are most important to building a strong startup environment ...

Meaning of Texas’ Juneteenth lost in Boston

Juneteenth was originally a celebration for Texans. Efforts to extend it beyond the Lone Star State create a historical conundrum. The date that should be celebrated for the legal abolition of slavery in America is Dec. 6, 1865, for the ...

Obamacare: Health insurance for all Americans

In a dispositive 6-3 opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court recently rescued 6.4 million Americans in 34 states from the loss of their health insurance. The Affordable Care Act, derisively referred to as Obamacare by its opponents, included language that would ...

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