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Local entrepreneur bets big with airport sportswear store

Hispanic-owned Campeon Soccer brings international and local soccer paraphernalia to Logan flyers. It is the first major soccer retailer to open in a U.S. airport.

Beauty and style maven builds her own personal brand through social media

Lisa Jean-Francois is a modern entrepreneur. Her business isn't just one tangible product, but rather, her personal brand as a working mother passionate about style and beauty draws readers and viewers to her blog and Youtube channel, Lisa a La ...

LaborX startup helps firms recruit often-overlooked talent

Hiring managers typically spend approximately eight seconds looking at a resume before deciding on whether to move on to the next one. They spend even less time if a candidate does not have a college degree, said Yscaira Jimenez, who ...

ICIC promotes inclusion without inclusivity

According to their website they want to host a "national conversation about what it will take to create inclusive incubators and accelerators! This event will convene incubator and accelerator leaders, economic development professionals, city officials, and other stakeholders interested in ...

High School students learn pathways to entrepreneurship with BUILD

Students at Charlestown High School are learning the fundamentals of business and marketing — all while earning college credit. This fall, the high school launched its Business Pathways Dual Enrollment program, in partnership with Bunker Hill Community College and youth ...

DPV Transportation Worldwide sees worldwide growth

In a market saturated with ride-sharing apps, DPV Transportation Worldwide distinguishes itself as a premium transportation company for high-end clients across the globe. Founder and CEO Daniel Perez said that the service provides 17,000 trips a year for clients in ...

Boosting a black bank

Teri Williams, President of OneUnited Bank, the country’s oldest black-owned bank with origins in Boston, said that the bank started to see a significant increase in visitors to their website, new customers at their branches and online banking, and home ...

A really cool opportunity

It took Omar Credle six years to launch his food truck business after he began to save money for it while a participant at Project SOAR, a program based at Long Island in Boston Harbor. Credle recalls that he had ...

Small businesses get on board with EMV

The EMV revolution is here and small businesses that do any kind of retail transactions had better not ignore the winds of change it brings. Simply put, “EMV” is the migration of the retail world from magnetic strip credit cards ...

Building a smart, bold, accessible and equitable SBA

It’s an exciting time to be an entrepreneur in the Bay State, with a supportive ecosystem anchored by city, state and federal partnerships that help to ensure inclusive entrepreneurship in urban communities.

Consider the benefits of a sustainable business

Sustainable businesses are no longer just a fad. Time has now shown that beyond the obvious contribution toward a more sustainable environment there are real business benefits for companies of all sizes that infuse sustainable strategies into business operations.

Make social media work for you

There was a time not too long ago when the common consensus about the main power of social media for small business was that it can broaden a customer base and was a savvy way to achieve sales and marketing ...

Managing teams in the gig economy

Today’s workforce is the most diverse in history. While most people think of diversity in terms of age, ethnicity and gender, one of the other types of diversity that impacts our workplace is diversity in how people are working.

What’s your score?

You might not realize it but you are part of the Wall Street financial system. Even if you carry a wad of bills to pay for everything with cash, you are on the banking system’s radar. Just about everyone has ...

Money Talk: Building black wealth

The Money Talk conference will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont Street at Roxbury Crossing, Boston. Workshops begin at 10 a.m. and run through 3 p.m. Here is a preliminary ...