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Fred McKinney to take on national role in minority business development

Dr. Fred McKinney has been appointed Managing Director of Minority Business Programs at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He has been serving as President and CEO of Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC), where he designed ...

Executive order seen boosting minority, women business office

Gov. Charlie Baker announced last week that the Office of Access and Opportunity, which helps businesses owned by minorities, women, people with disabilities and veterans to secure contracts with state government, will now report directly to the Governor’s Office, a ...

Harvard grad Matthew Fields finds success in online education with Stanford-backed Redbird Advanced Learning

A business he birthed in his time at Harvard University has allowed Matthew Mugo Fields to fulfill a promise he made while a young immigrant student back in high school — to one day help other students better their educational ...

Grossman to head Initiative for a Competitive Inner City

Steve Grossman, former Treasurer of Massachusetts has been named chief executive officer of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, a Roxbury-based organization that has been helping urban entrepreneurs and inner-city business for 20 years.

Roxbury man starts craft distillery in NH

Roxbury resident Robert Patton-Spruill has enough passion — and the boost of a federal distillery license — to believe that his recently launched New England Sweetwater Farm & Distillery can be a success in the business of booze.

Small businesses set to gain from rising crowdfunding sector

Crowdfunding is a hot topic in the lending and investing world, but with billions of dollars at stake for small businesses and startups it is not just an Internet trend that will fade away in the short term. Developments in ...

Kiva lending program brings microloan approach to US

Kiva, a nonprofit lending organization, has helped connect entrepreneurs all over the world with $670 million in loans since it began its efforts in Africa a decade ago. Now, with more than 1.2 million lenders and money sent to 86 ...

The Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building Open for Tours for Media

The Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building Open for Tours for Media.

Boston Impact Initiative invests in ‘social impact’ firms

The Boston Impact Initiative, an organization that supports community organizations through loans and grants, has made its first equity investment in a local business, backing Roxbury-based City Fresh Foods. The move is seen as an expansion of the Initiative’s efforts ...

Program helps businesses harness Internet technology

A state program to help small businesses use technology to expand — with Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation at its heart — has shown officials one successful way to support economic growth. The Massachusetts Broadband Institute’s Small Business Technical Assistance ...

Tropical Foods ‘hybrid’ market grows, retains customer base

The store’s slogan is, after all, “The Supermarket for Everyone,” and the new location will allow the store to deliver on this promise.“It is ethnic, but is it also now modern and conventional,” Garry said.

Business with a social conscience

“What is essential to Argus is to do work that matters, that is our core value and core principle. That leads us to work with organizations that we respect and admire,” Arenas said.

Tropical Foods in Dudley Square is opening new store on February 4

After 40 years in the same location in Dudley Square, ethnic food market pioneer Tropical Foods is opening up a brand new store on Feb. 4.

Smarter in the City Lab gears up for 2nd class of startups

Smarter in the City, a business incubator in Dudley Square, is continuing to build on its early success and has selected the second group of local startup companies it will support for a five-month period, starting next month.

Mobile apps increasingly seen as essential business tool

While recent studies have shown that using mobile technologies — such as apps that help consumers connect with a business over handheld devices — can significantly increase revenue, other experts say businesses that don’t use mobile technologies will eventually wither ...

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