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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.

Forming partnerships: The Latino Legacy Fund

The Latino Legacy Fund, a partnership of local Latino philanthropists and leaders, the Boston Foundation and Hispanics in Philanthropy, is building an initial $1 million endowment fund to support Boston-area Latino programs.

Tips on tips

One day, there was a crisis in the restaurant. Three of the cleaning and bussing staff had called in sick for a shift. One of the assistant managers asked Willie to help out by bussing some tables and cleaning up ...

Make way for big data

For many years the concept of big data meant many “bigs” — namely big cost, big companies and big infrastructure. But now the prevalence of data analytics services means that only the big data part remains, because small- and medium-size ...

Hub business wary of future

While small business gurus continue to sing the praises about how U.S.’s small companies are leading the way to economic prosperity, a new monthly report — finds that confidence is waning. That’s a cause for worry. “Waning confidence” is a ...

Supplier Diversity Done Right National Grid’s Story — Creating Diverse Partnerships Across the Grid

Smart companies know that supporting small business is one of the best ways to accomplish these goals. Even smarter ones recognize the benefits of doing business with diverse suppliers — like small businesses run by women, minorities, veterans or people ...

On the rise: Diversity hiring

A year ago, when tech giant Google went public with what could only be classified as poor diversity numbers — saying that 70 percent of the company’s 50,000 employees worldwide at that time were men and, in the U.S., its ...

Gender equality: Little progress made

When the likes of Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg broke into the upper echelons of corporate America, their rise prompted discussions about how far down their individual successes would trickle. Were they anomalies, or did they symbolize a ...

Small biz is scaling up

The startup waters are notoriously hazardous. Generally speaking about nine in 10 startups fail, to the point that failure is recognized as an accepted part of any entrepreneur’s professional cycle and a way to sort out the good from the ...

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