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Latino business leaders concerned about Trump policies

With President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration approaching, his anti-immigration and visa reform rhetoric has caused a lot of uncertainty among the Latino business community in Massachusetts, particularly regarding the cultivation and retention of Latino talent.

New soul food café for Codman Square

Next Step Soul Food cafe will be the first of its kind sit-down restaurant and community wifi cafe in Codman Square, Dorchester. It will be a place for residents to gather; exchange ideas through partnerships, events and meetings; and enjoy ...

Boston Impact Initiative and Fields Corner Business Lab team up to support small biz

Boston Impact Initiative and Fields Corner Business lab partner once again to support small business owners. Care Management Temporary Staffing and IncluDe Innovation have moved in to the Fields Corner Business Lab and will receive coaching and mentoring during their ...

BeautyLynk startup wins MassChallenge prize

You don't have to be a celebrity to have at-home glam services on-call, at your convenience. Boston-based startup BeautyLynk, an online platform connecting local beauty professionals with customers, was awarded $50,000 in prize money as a 2016 Gold winner in ...

DREAM Collaborative architects rely on local connections to build practice

While the term "revitalization" can carry loaded connotations, Gregory Minott and Troy Depeiza, co-founders of DREAM Collaborative, strive to bring something of value to surrounding communities with every project. Whether it's their interior fit-out for the Whittier Street Health Center ...

Eduporium brings computers to the classroom

Rick Fredkin is something of a legend in the Boston tech community. Working with computers his whole life, Fredkin entered the industry professionally at age 12. Since then he’s acquired over 20 years of experience, working everywhere from Fortune 500 ...

The Smartick method helps kids beat math anxiety

In 2009, entrepreneurs Javier Arroyo and Daniel Devega founded Smartick as a homework supplement. They wanted to create a way for students to see results, despite spending just fifteen minutes a day using their system. Instead of a grade-level based ...

RARE Moving Company looking to expand statewide and nationally

Making it through the first year of a start-up business is never a sure thing, but by September 1, 2008 Kamaul Reid knew he was on his way to success. That’s when his aunt, sitting in the living room of ...

Soledad O'Brien — telling stories that matter

Starfish Media is a full-service production and distribution company offering a range of quality shows such as documentaries, branded content, town halls and other programs featuring stories of the “under-voiced.” O’Brien believes the show fills a gap in political discourse ...

Interise: Changing the game for small business

Eighty percent of small businesses do not make it past the startup phase — and yet, almost all the small business technical assistance and support is focused on early stage or start-up businesses. According to, Jean Horstman, CEO of Interise, ...

The Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation

Located just west of Boston in the Francis Cabot Lowell Mill, the Charles River Museum is just a short walk from the MBTA Waltham commuter rail stop on the Fitchburg line. Its mission is to encourage and inspire future innovation ...

Imajine That founder Susan Leger Ferraro aims to close the education achievement gap

Humanitarian, CEO, pioneer, teacher, leadership guru — all these words describe Susan Leger Ferraro, a serial social entrepreneur who has worked to make lives better for thousands of Boston area families and children. She has created several successful businesses, all ...

Graphic designer Julie Phillips gets a head start at EpiCenter Community

For Julie Phillips, founder and CEO of Jesignz Graphix, design starts with a feeling. Phillips took the leap into a full-time business with the help of the Epicenter Community Accelerate Boston program. The accelerator program is designed to start and ...

Artlifting combines the power of art and business

ArtLifting is an inspiring Boston-based company that provides homeless and disabled artists a market for their art while transforming their lives for the better. With ArtLifting’s help, Stacey Williams of Boston was able to make a new life as an ...

SBA makes no-fee loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration is helping bolster the small business economy in Massachusetts through capital lending programs including low- and no-fee loans and lender matching services.

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