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Entrepreneur Joanne Chang leaves career in business consulting to start successful Flour Bakery

One-time management consultant and math major Joanne Chang has turned her dream of opening her own bakery into a successful growing business, with four very popular Flour Bakery & Café locations around Boston.

William Julius Wilson sees jobs as key to black progress

Civil rights and social policy expert William Julius Wilson does not pull punches when it comes to discussing the problems that face communities of color in today’s world — and at Boston University’s recent event examining The Civil Rights Act ...

A Sweet Place Bakery planning expansion with new Dudley location

A Sweet Place founder Beverly Hilaire ditched her profitable Fields Corner location in the hopes of securing a larger space in Dudley Square.

Operator sought for Roxbury Innovation Center

Mayor Martin Walsh announced last week that the City of Boston has released a Request for Proposal to operate the Roxbury Innovation Center that will be housed in the new Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Dudley Square. The RFP ...

Business owners hoping Baker will continue gains

Massachusetts business owners and business and organizations that support them are already at work planning a pro-business agenda for the incoming administration of Governor-elect Charlie Baker.

Hearing to address lax bank regulations after ProPublica story reveals secret recordings

Federal Reserve Bank of NY employee secretly recorded hours of meetings with colleagues at New York Fed and executives from Goldman Sachs as she examined Goldman’s policies.

Health corps gives students hands-on work experience

Partners HealthCare teams up with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers to develop the future health care workforce

Report disputes ‘brain drain’ phenomenon

While some business leaders say Boston is losing college graduates to other cities, a new report shows the city retains a better educated workforce than most U.S. cities

NAACP’s Lean In series inspires young professionals

Volunteers with the NAACP Boston Branch hoped to inspire young professional women with the Lean In Series.

Lowell man hits pay dirt with environmental remediation firm

Brian Chapman is the founder and CEO of Mill City Environmental a company that specializes in environmental remediation —cleaning hazardous waste from soil and water and providing other waste management services

In the News: Darryl Settles

Long-time entrepreneur and community leader Darryl Settles is a 2014 recipient of The Boston Business Journal's Leaders in Diversity Award.

Officials laud Roxbury business incubator model

A number of federal, state and city officials visited Roxbury late last week to promote efforts to back the budding urban entrepreneurial community in Boston’s inner-city areas.

Corey Thomas took a slow, steady path to the top of the corporate ladder

Corey Thomas, CEO of Rapid 7, always knew he wanted to run a company someday, but early on his was given the advice to seek experience and learn the different aspects of running a business.

Initiative for a Competitive Inner City recognizes inner city entrepreneurs

ICIC was founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter who realized that the development of small businesses is essential for the healthy growth of the nation’s inner cities. In keeping with this principle, ICIC headquarters are located ...

Harvard’s Michael Porter: small businesses hold keys to U.S. fiscal health

Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter had a strong message for business owners and entrepreneurs attending the Inner City 100 Symposium last week — the business environment in the United States is showing some disturbing trends and small businesses may ...

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