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Asian women share insights

Women in the corporate world face many well-documented challenges, but these can be compounded more so for women of color or women that have come to the U.S. from other countries. For this reason, the National Association of Asian American ...

Online lending taking off

A recent deal between a top online lending company and one of the U.S.’s largest small business associations is making waves in the loan industry, continuing a trend that sees online lending becoming an increasingly better option for cash-strapped small ...

Trailblazing entrepreneurs

Venture Café’s “A Night with Female Founders” featured women entrepreneurs who are on the front line of advancing equal opportunity for the next generation of women in business, talking about their success, opening the door for mentorship and critically examining ...

Competition for black talent

Attendees at the National Society of Black Engineers were able to get up close and personal with representatives from the world’s biggest engineering firms — a concrete accomplishment for some of the U.S.’s hottest young engineering talent.

The power of data analytics

Increased access to Big Data has impacted small businesses in many ways, but when it comes to marketing analytics it has thrown the door wide open. Marketing gurus generally think this is a good thing and enthusiasm for using analytics ...

A focus on job creation

As Labor and Workforce Development Secretary, Ronald Walker II is a driving force behind the state’s efforts to create new jobs and provide opportunities for Massachusetts residents to compete in the state’s growing job market.

Forms in fashion

When it comes to building online forms, Google may have the name recognition, but the company is far from the only provider out there. For a variety of small business form needs, there are some more complex and customizable options ...

The growth of online small business lending

Many business media outlets have emphasized online lending as a rising trend. Banner Biz has highlighted it as something to watch in 2016 as well. But it’s worth taking a closer look at the online lending sector to consider how ...

Targeting Generation Z

For the past decade, one of the hottest target groups in advertising and marketing has been Millennials, the generation born between 1981 and 1997. But the wheel keeps on turning, and now the key to marketing success has come round ...

Low-cost business ideas for entrepreneurs

While the word “startup” has come to be associated most often with technology fields and locations like Silicon Valley or major-city business hubs, the reality is most startups begin with a single entrepreneur working out of the home — and ...

Boosting black MBAs

Like any new leader, Darla Pires DeGrace, president and CEO of the Boston chapter of the National Black MBA Association, is using her early time on the job to assess her organization and figure out how to best serve her ...

Restaurant startup

Beta Burger founder Adrian Wong is not your typical food guy. The 30-year-old didn’t grow up in the food industry or go to cooking school or even invest in a franchise restaurant and catch the food fever that way. In ...

Charles Desmond using innovative tools to empower

Access to corporate executive suites generally is blocked to racial minorities. Despite recent interest in recruiting African Americans as members of boards of directors and senior management, progress remains slow. However, Dr. Charles F. Desmond has managed to reach the ...

The Boston construction industry

The proliferation of sleek office buildings and condo towers rising in Boston’s downtown neighborhoods attests to the fact that Boston is in the midst of its largest building boom since the stately mansions of the Back Bay rose from the ...

A Q&A with James Rooney

With significant stints at the Convention Center Authority, MBTA, Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, Central Artery Project and as Chief of Staff to Mayor Menino, James Rooney is now head of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.