Building bikes and building a business

Noah Hicks opens a teaching bike repair shop in Dorchester, his first brick-and-mortar store. Here he provides affordable refurbished bikes and supplies and teaches visitors how to make their own repairs. Hicks looks to expand operations next year, when he ...

Construction companies settle minority business certification case for $1.4 million

Three construction companies accused of violating the Massachusetts False Claims Act have agreed to settle for a total of $1.4 million. The Commonwealth alleges that the companies falsely certified compliance with equal opportunity requirements on multiple public construction contracts in ...

Eastern Bank to Host Celebration of Boston’s Innovation Youth

Press Pass TV & Resilient Coders present “Bearing Witness” at Eastern Labs

Saint John 316 - Putting faith in fashion

The founders of Saint John 316, married couple Keith and Renee B. Ware, want to send a faith-based message with their apparel and lifestyle fashion brand — the Christian-based theme reflects their personal beliefs — but they also are savvy ...

Smarter in the City announces selection of five new startups for its third cohort

Smarter in the City today announced the selection of five new startups for its third cohort. The following tech-based businesses and organizations will join the firm’s accelerator in Dudley Square from this September through January, 2016.

Steven L. Antonakes joins Eastern Bank as Chief Compliance Officer

Eastern Bank, a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Boston, today announced the appointment of Steven L. Antonakes as Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer.

The importance of the web

Maintaining a digital presence is crucial to all business in today’s Internet-driven and increasingly mobile-dominated market. For small businesses, digital know-how can mark the difference between closing shop quickly and growing into a thriving company. And for minority businesses, argues ...

U.S. doing more contracting with small businesses

For small businesses, chasing government contracts can be the difference between not just surviving, but thriving. Thanks to the recent boom in federal government work awarded to small businesses, government contracts are abundant. But in Massachusetts the chase is not ...

Blending arts and science

Boston startup Gique (the name signifies a cross between “geek” and “chic”) is bringing its unique blend of technology, engineering, math and art to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester on Aug. 6, giving local kids exposure to the ...

Tia’s Cakes & Pastries - baking business success

Tia’s Cakes & Pastries specializes in custom cakes, such as the kind you can find at weddings or special events.

Helping others do good

There are many challenges to being an entrepreneur of a startup, and fortunately there are many programs available to offer supportive services. Programs vary from events that provide opportunities to showcase new products (like MassInnovation Nights events) and the accelerator ...

The perfect recipe

Nicola Williams believes in the sustainable food movement and supporting the growth of local business with a food vision for New England. That vision, aimed at the middle of this century, means that at least 50 percent of all food ...

Fittus - a fitness app for exercise enthusiasts

Success in the startup world takes savvy business planning, hard work and a bit of luck. But Fittus founder Joel Edwards took to heart a lesson he learned early while studying business at Suffolk University — that you need a ...

What’s cooking

An award-winning writer of 22 cookbooks, Sally Sampson in 2010 founded the nonprofit organization ChopChopKids, with a mission to inspire and teach kids to cook real food with their families. The organization publishes quarterly its namesake magazine, ChopChop: The Fun ...

Practice makes perfect

Born out of frustration and a desire to excel at tennis, Toni Oloko founded PracticeGigs, a “peer-to-peer learning marketplace” that enables tennis players to develop their skills by connecting, practicing, and playing with more advance tennis players.