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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 ...

FamilyID

The Boston region is at the forefront of the entrepreneur movement and an ecosystem exists for startups to network and showcase their ideas. One of these programs is Mass Innovation Nights which provides a monthly meetup platform for startups to ...

The Craic and Blonde

The Boston region is at the forefront of the entrepreneur movement and an ecosystem exists for startups to network and showcase their ideas. One of these programs is Mass Innovation Nights which provides a monthly meetup platform for startups to ...

Opticianry students gain a clearer vision for career success

Driven and determined are two words often used to describe Elisa Hornedo of Methuen. After all, she has excelled in academics since a young age, and has served as a strong role model for her three younger sisters.

Jerk chicken gurus go big

Eighteen years ago, the couple scored a secret jerk chicken recipe from Chris’s mother and began cooking the Jamaican dish for family and neighborhood gatherings. Soon, their chicken was legendary among neighbors, inspiring them to take their product to market. ...

Baker: small businesses key to Mass. economy

While speaking at the annual awards ceremony of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Massachusetts District Office on May 4 in Framingham, Baker acknowledged that small business is responsible for adding half of the new jobs in the state and admitted ...

Julie Burros: Advocate for the Arts

Late last year, Julie Burros became Boston’s first Chief of Arts and Culture in more than 20 years. She is here to create a cultural plan for the city and work as an advocate for the arts community in the ...

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.

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