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Dorchester entrepreneur provides employment for locals with Boston Cleaning Company

Abeeku Barrow founded Boston Cleaning Company in 2012, hiring local young adults to to clean commercial buildings.

Lower Mills shop owner enjoys freedom of self-employment with Archangel Boutique

After earning a degree in Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College in 2000, Lashonda Jefferson went to work in the corporate sector, earning a salary that enabled her to pay off student loans. But after several years, Jefferson couldn’t give up ...

Treasurer launches ‘Bringing Diversity on Board’ initiative

State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg announced the launch of a new initiative aimed at exploring barriers to diversifying corporate boards as well as strategies that have been successful. Under the “Bringing Diversity on Board” initiative Goldberg’s office will organize roundtable ...

From Hollywood to the business world

When Jones entered coaching, the field was in its infancy. She began by obtaining a masters in social work from the University of Southern California, hung out her shingle and began working with businesses and nonprofits. Initially, she offered program ...

Eastern Bank recognized as one of nation’s best for middle-market businesses

Financial research firm Greenwich Associates recently named Eastern Bank as one of the top banks for businesses nationally and awarded it the Greenwich Excellence Awards for “Overall Customer Satisfaction” and “Customer Likelihood to Recommend” in the Northeast’s Middle Market segment.

New York-based Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill comes to Boston

Mattapan residents, Greater Boston’s Caribbean community, local elected officials celebrated the grand opening of Boston’s first Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill on Saturday.

Marie St. Fleur, St. Fleur Communications

Marie St. Fluer was the first Haitian-American elected to state office in the nation and has more than 30 years of leadership in the fields of early education, public policy, workforce development, criminal justice and human rights. Now she delves ...

DaRosa property maintenance company rose from 2015 blizzards

For Domingos DaRosa, the record-breaking 2015 winter sowed the seeds for a new business. He started DaRosa Property Maintenance LLC in 2015. The 39-year-old father of four had been helping his parents, neighbors and friends for years with snow removal ...

Majority of businesses that chose Massachusetts would do so again

A large majority of companies that chose Massachusetts as a place to expand their business would do it again, primarily based on its innovative economy, industry clusters, and skilled workforce, according to “Choosing Massachusetts for Business: Key Factors in Location ...

Lower Mills optical shop offers full service and a relaxed vibe

At Eye & Eye Optics, owner Bobin Nicholson wants the experience of choosing the right eyeglass frames to be as enjoyable and relaxing as the reggae music he loves. In 2010, the Dorchester resident purchased the former Peters Optical business ...

Natural skincare in Jamaica Plain

Inside a tiny storefront on Jamaica Plain’s South Street, the light-filled interior of Faith’s Naturals feels surprisingly spacious. White walls, a high white tin-paneled ceiling and light-toned wood shelves, coupled with a few deep-pink accents, create an inviting look to ...

Report charts persistent inequities in Greater Boston

While the Greater Boston area has grown more diverse over the past five years, the region remains racially and economically segregated, a new report shows, with the average income 18 times higher for the highest-earning fifth of households than for ...

Female entrepreneurs find woman-to-woman support

In Boston, 18,709 woman-owned businesses employ 26,209 people, account for more than $4 billion in sales and provide more than $208 million in tax revenue, according to Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WE BOS). Yet by many accounts, women face greater challenges ...

Shut-off swindle making rounds in New England

It’s called the “Shut-off Swindle” and consumer advocates say the scam has reached record levels this winter, in part by preying on utility customers in New England. The scam, like many, has several variations, according to Stephanye Schuyler, a volunteer ...

La Fábrica brings the Spanish Caribbean to Cambridge

The logo of La Fábrica Central, the new Spanish Caribbean restaurant and live music spot in Cambridge’s Central Square, features a trapiche, the type of wheel that grinds sugar cane into molasses. La Fábrica means “the factory,” and the symbolic ...

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