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Young Black Women’s Society of Boston focuses on leadership development

When Alicia Canady founded the Young Black Women’s Society of Boston along with four of her friends, it was because the then 23-year-old saw a need for an organization and network that catered to young women of color emerging in ...

ICIC now accepting applications for the 2014 Inner City 100

This year, the Inner City 100 has a new dimension: 10 x 10. The list will be comprised of fast-growing businesses within 10 high-impact industry categories: Construction; Manufacturing; Professional Services; Food and Beverage; Retail; Media and Communications; Software and Information ...

Talk Back Boston Innovation Forum and Expo promotes city’s creative economy

The Talk Back Boston Innovation Forum and Expo delivered on its goal of igniting dialogue on the creative economy in Boston and ways greater access between businesses and the city’s community can transcend its current plateau.

Entrepreneurs set to launch Dorchester business lab

Set to open later this month and modeled after business lab concepts very common in the high tech startup world in Silicon Valley and Cambridge, the Fields Corner Business Lab contains about a dozen small private offices, several conference rooms, ...

BJ’s Wholesale Club has signed a letter of intent for a 90,000 square-foot space in Parcel 3

The letter of intent was announced Monday night at a meeting of the Roxbury Strategic Master Plan Oversight Committee. Committee members congratulated members of the Parcel 3 development team for the commitment, which will allow the project to secure funding ...

Startup journalism thrives but it’s a very white world

It’s a fascinating and bizarre development to watch, an emerging clique of the world’s smartest, snarkiest and data-driven geek-journalists battling for domination as Masters of the Wonkverse. While it’s been happening for some time, recent elections and the constant cycle ...

Boston South End shop purveys homemade delicacies

When Sofi Mercedes Madison opened Olives & Grace in 2012, she intended to spread her love and respect for homemade products within the entire Boston community. As the store moves through its second year and to a new location, that ...

Boston businesses competing for Ferdinand’s space

A recent city-sponsored open house at the Dudley branch library offered businesses a chance to talk informally with the public about their proposals for ground-floor spaces in the new Dudley Square municipal center. The new six-story building, set to open ...

Women’s group fosters business connections

Anna Foster’s experience launching accessory boutique Fleur De Lis created a yearning to help others keep their small businesses afloat and led to the launch of the Women We Made It Events, a network that celebrates the personal and professional ...

Sen. Warren convenes local businesses, U.S. agencies

Small businesses in the Boston area got a chance to pitch their services to government agencies and government contractors in a bid to get a piece of the multi-billion-dollar pie that is offered by the federal sector every year.

Richard Taylor to receive Edward W. Brooke Distinguished Public Service Award

Richard Taylor is being honored with the Edward W. Brooke Distinguished Public Service Award at the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus 13th Annual Good Guys luncheon on April 3 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel.

Startups lured to Oakland by low rents, skilled workers

Oakland-based Mindblown Labs put gaming into education and garnered the largest Kickstarter campaign for any mobile game ever. E-commerce site Mayvenn found an unserved market and is growing 40 percent to 60 percent a month in revenues, and GroupFlix is ...

Partners HealthCare working to provide promising career paths for employees

Education, economic opportunity, and professional development are essential not only for the life and vitality of an individual, but also for the life and vitality of a whole community.

Roxbury Community College’s honors program enhances student scholarship

Say that you are a student at Roxbury Community College enrolled in one of the college’s excellent course offerings. You enjoy your knowledgeable professor, find the subject matter very engaging, and treasure the time you spend with your classmates discussing ...

Boston Public Schools offers high salaries, challenging careers for America’s best teachers

The Boston Public Schools is encouraging talented educators from across Boston, the state and the nation to explore more than a thousand teaching opportunities, which have been posted online for the first time this year. This means positions are open ...