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Hub ranks high in startup index

When it comes to fostering small business innovation Boston is doing something right and people are starting to take notice. A recent report found Boston ranking high in the areas that are most important to building a strong startup environment ...

CERO meets $350,000 goal by crowdfunding

Thanks to a late push, Cooperative Energy, Recycling and Organics, known as CERO Cooperative, topped its goal last week by raising $350,000 for its recycling and composting business.

Pitch in the City returns

Six local entrepreneurs presented their ideas to a panel of venture capital experts and an audience of colleagues, friends, and other interested parties. Savané, along with the others, showcased what makes a great pitch — passion, precision and showing the ...

Cutting red tape: Boston leads the way

U.S. Small Business Administration head Maria Contreras-Sweet came to Boston to announce the “Startup in a Day” initiative, a collaboration with the White House, the SBA and the National League of Cities. In its first phase, participating cities make a ...

Group pushes firms to diversify

The Massachusetts Diversity Coalition started with the goal to make sure that the state’s minority- and women-owned businesses got a piece of the growing gaming sector. However, the group now has bigger fish to fry — it wants to make ...

Meet the startups for our Pitch in the City event

Six different local startups — chosen through an application process — will present their ideas to our panel of experts at our upcoming Pitch in the City event. Here are their stories.

Second Pitch in the City startup event set for June 16 in Roxbury

Building on the success of the first Pitch in the City, which was held earlier this year, Banner Biz Magazine is back with the second pitch event set for June 16 at 7 p.m. at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury. It ...

JP business is ‘hands-on’ venture

Many small business entrepreneurs who worked previously for someone else admit they started their own venture as a way to have their hands on all aspects of a business. Christine Rose is no different. It is just that in her ...

Governor announces availability of federal Small Business Recovery loans

Last week, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced that in response to the governor’s May 12th request, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has made low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) available for Massachusetts small businesses and ...

Worker-owned firm turns trash to cash

With its recycling and composting business, Cooperative Energy, Recycling and Organics, known as CERO Cooperative, has dedicated its efforts to creating green jobs in the local food economy. The effort is something its leaders view as for the Boston community, ...

Annual conference brings green businesses together

When socially conscious business activists first organized the Sustainable Business Conference in 1990, environmental causes and business were widely seen as being at odds. Twenty-five years later, businesses increasingly are seeing sustainable practices as key to their survival. The Sustainable ...

New eats for Dudley streets

Roxbury residents Solmon and Rokeya Chowdhury hope to bring a new experience to the area with their aptly-named Dudley Café, which will sit on the Warren Street side of the building that has been the center of much of Dudley ...

Venture Café hosting its first community coffee conversation for Roxbury Innovation Center

The Roxbury Innovation Center, a landmark project for the City of Boston to support local economic development by encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship, is looking for community input.

Entrepreneur bottles family recipes

Founded late last year, Makomas makes three traditional juice drinks that harken back to founder Magbè Savané’s youth in Africa: Ginger Drink, Baobab Drink and Hibiscus Tea. Her mother sold similar beverages in small plastic bags to neighbors and town ...

Tapping the mobile market

We live in a mobile world. Consumers live in a mobile world. And today’s small businesses better live in a mobile world. Specifically, whether brick and mortar, old or new, b2b, b2c, tech savvy or tech weary, mobile apps can ...