Mobile apps increasingly seen as essential business tool

While recent studies have shown that using mobile technologies — such as apps that help consumers connect with a business over handheld devices — can significantly increase revenue, other experts say businesses that don’t use mobile technologies will eventually wither ...

Minority contractors tap Beverley Johnson to lead organization

The Massachusetts Minority Contractors Association broke new ground last week when it announced the appointment of Beverley Johnson as the organization’s first female president and chairwoman of the board.

Dorchester entrepreneur provides marketing to nonprofit sector

When Dorchester resident Michelle Miller Groves named her startup Social Good Marketing, she knew she would have to do something to impact the community. By targeting her integrated marketing services to nonprofits and setting up an internship program helping college ...

Business courses help stylist keep salon in the black

Erinn Danielle loves being a hair stylist. There is nothing the founder of Simply Erinn’s Unisex Salon in Cambridge would rather do with her day than help her customers feel great about their hair. But running a business is another ...

Small businesses looking forward to year of growth

Riding a wave of confidence, small business owners across the U.S. are expecting a banner year in 2015, with all indicators pointing to growth.

In the News: Francisco Urena

The Baker-Polito administration announced Francisco Urena will serve as Secretary for Veterans’ Services.

Entrepreneur finds her niche recruiting tech sector talent

Entrepreneur Melissa James started her own recruitment company to help diversify the field by connecting underrepresented technical talent with software and IT companies.

Affordable Care Act open enrollment: What does it all mean?

Now is the time to make sure you have health insurance for 2015. Thousands of people who live in Massachusetts are covered by state health insurance programs that are ending. MassHealth and the Health Connector have been mailing information to ...

Angel’s jumpstart to job success: Earning college credits, while still in high school

Angel Garcia built a pathway to earn an Associate Degree in Automotive Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Automotive Management from Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology. Today, he works full-time for the City of Boston, maintaining its fleet of vehicles ...

Bike entrepreneur, partners propose Dorchester bike shop/cafe

A long-abandoned former public bath house near Uphams Corner available for redevelopment has sparked the interest of four proposers, among them Dorchester native and self-styled bicycle repair entrepreneur Noah Hicks.

Good jobs topic dominates Oversight Committee meeting

With a number of major Roxbury development projects poised to advance this year, calls are growing ever louder for the projects to bring good jobs and community benefits.

U.S. small businesses got a boost from rising economy

Small businesses had much to celebrate in 2014 as all indicators continued to point to the steady rise of the U.S. economy out of the shadow of the Great Recession — led by growth in hiring and the increasingly effective ...

Governor announces over $5 million in tax credits

Continuing the Patrick Administration’s commitment to encourage new economic opportunities for low- and middle-income households throughout Massachusetts, Department of Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Aaron Gornstein today announced over $5 million in Community Investment Tax Credits to 44 community organizations ...

Life Sciences Center grants $100,000 for diversity study

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center — a Waltham-based organization that supports life sciences innovation, research and development — is giving $100,000 to The Partnership to take a look at the state of diversity in the industry and develop a professional ...

Patrick administration gets funds for advanced manufacturing talent pipeline

Building on the Patrick Administration’s historic commitment to strengthening the advanced manufacturing industry in Massachusetts, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki joined Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rachel Kaprielian and State Senate Majority Leader Stan Rosenberg to announce nearly ...