CityStart Boston to hold four-week program

May is national small business month, headlined by the government’s National Small Business Week from May 4 to May 8, and this year there is plenty to celebrate with the continual rise of the country’s small business economy. Locally, the ...

Small business success stories

Organizers of a new startup support program, CityStart Boston, have announced a month-long effort to extend Boston’s innovation economy across the entire city, beyond the city’s Innovation District and the other areas where startups and entrepreneurs cluster.

Pitch in the City - a meetup in Roxbury for local entrepreneurs

Banner Biz Magazine is hosting its second Pitch in the City event on Tuesday, June 16th. The event will be held at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street, Roxbury from 6pm-9pm. We're accepting applications from startups to participate now. Applications close ...

Treasurer calls on SEC to urge greater disclosure from oil and gas companies

State Treasurer Deb Goldberg today joined 61 institutional investors who control nearly $2 trillion in assets in signing a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White, calling for increased disclosure by oil and gas companies of climate-driven ...

Tufts Health Plan creates collaborative to address challenges and encourage growth for small businesses

To encourage the growth of local small businesses, Tufts Health Plan has developed the Small Business Accelerator Forum, a collaborative where leaders from relevant industries can engage with small business owners on how to best leverage the opportunities and overcome ...

JerkFest goes to Vermont

Nicola Williams and her Williams Agency, a marketing and event planning agency focused on food, culture and arts, has 20 years of success with events in and around Boston. Now, Williams is heading north with plans to put on Vermont’s ...

Haley House gets a home

Haley House has purchased the Washington Street building where it’s kitchen and restaurant are located and is looking to expand with a new location in retail space at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building

JP entrepreneur brings tech to trucking business

Rashad Sanders is drawing on the city’s various startup support organizations, including District Hall in the Innovation District, the Downtown-based Startup Institute and Smarter in the City in Dudley Square, to get his young company Loadlytics off the ground. Loadlytics ...

Down Home builds foundation for success

Specializing in southern cooking, Down Home has grown since its start in 2009 so that the vision its co-owners, the husband and wife pair of Gary Webster and Gale Scott, started with is now coming to fruition.

Committee adopts living wage standards, rejects union rule

The Roxbury Strategic Master Plan Oversight Committee voted Monday to adopt a plan that would require developers building on publicly-owned land in Roxbury to commit to so-called living-wage standards for construction workers and for permanent jobs created by new construction ...

Pitch in the City event gives local entrepreneurs the spotlight

The “Pitch in the City” event, was organized by Banner Biz Magazine and sponsored by Northeastern University, offering substantial support and connections to all the startups pitching their ideas. It also was a great warmup for the day when the ...

Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association Honors Trailblazers in its 42nd Annual Gala

The Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association (“MBLA”) will celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of The Honorable Chief Justice Roderick Ireland, Diane B. Patrick, Professor Charles J. Ogletree, and Tony West at the 42nd Annual Gala on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Mayors talk inequality, financial empowerment at UMass Boston forum

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the mayors of three other large U.S. cities shared a stage at UMass Boston Sunday to discuss financial empowerment strategies that help cities address increasing income inequality and persistent poverty.

Now is the time for startups

Speaking at Startup Night at District Hall in the heart of Boston’s Innovation District MassChallenge CEO John Harthorne had a tough but ultimately encouraging message for aspiring entrepreneurs — the startup world is full of fear, failure and frustration, but ...

Dorch. business lab seeks start-ups

The Fairmount Innovation Lab, a business lab aimed at growing creative industries in the communities connected by the MBTA’s Fairmount Indigo Line, is accepting applications for its LaunchPad initiative. The Fairmount Indigo Line is a commuter rail line running from ...