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Paying it forward in the IT business

Reinier Moquete, founder of Advoqt Technology Group, emphasizes advancing social impact and diversity in technology professions as among the company’s main goals.

SkyLab Boston presents its Business Sustainability Boot Camp

SkyLab presents its first annual Business Sustainability Boot Camp.

Growing a home business

Lisa Martin had been operating an embroidery business as a sideline for six years, working out of the kitchen of her Roxbury condo to produce customized baseball caps, jackets and other items. Then, last year when she was laid off ...

Boosting Mass. businesses

While the Greater Boston area has long been a hotbed of business innovation — from the biotech boom in Kendall Square to the tech start-ups growing on the Boston waterfront — it’s Nam Pham’s job to make sure the job ...

Growing a yarn business

Diane Ivy’s is banking on her vibrant, street art-inspired yarn colors’ appeal to the looming legions of younger, more diverse knitters and crocheters.

More than 120 ninth graders compete in ‘Shark Tank’-style competition

BUILD Boston’s 5th annual Youth Business Plan Competition was held June 4th at Suffolk University and the Omni Parker Hotel in Boston. The competition marked the culmination of a year of hard work by more than 120 ninth graders and ...

Baking business success

Edna Etienne's bakery, now in a building she owns at the corner of Blue Hill Avenue and Babcock streets, is a gathering spot for the Haitian and Mattapan community. Many are drawn by the bakery’s specialty — traditional Haitian flakey ...

Retirement not an option

A new study estimates that “10.2 million workers ages 58 and older (43.8 percent) were employed either in physically demanding jobs or jobs with difficult working conditions” — with high older proportions of Latinos and African American workers, as well ...

Business notes

McRae-Yates is the new Human Resources Director at MassArt and a Cambridge salon wins barbershop challenge.

Serving Colombian flavor

Hyde Park business big wigs wanted a breakfast café in the neighborhood and Maria “Mercedes” Pica was more than happy to oblige with her Salamander’s Café, which opened in late January of this year on River St. But four months ...

Mobile Cuts on the move

By design, Mobile Cuts sounds exactly like it is: a mobile barbershop that offers barbershop services that range from a buzz cut for $25 to an artistic shave for $45. The Elite package includes a cut, shampoo, scalp manipulation and ...

Doing startups Smarter

Dudley Square-based business accelerator Smarter in the City is helping its third cohort take their startup companies from dream to reality.

Small businesses honored

Last week was President Barack Obama’s last National Small Business Week and he took the opportunity to cement his economic legacy. Events around the country — and in Massachusetts — helped to highlight the strong state of the small business ...

A Healthy Love of Chocolate

When you talk to Pamela and David Griffin about Chocolate Therapy, the savvy entrepreneurs give a great pitch about how the chocolate-making business is the perfect use of their backgrounds and experience in retail and manufacturing. But the couple can’t ...

securing capital for your business

While poor management is cited most frequently as the reason businesses fail, inadequate or ill-timed financing is a close second. Whether you’re starting a business or expanding one, sufficient ready capital is essential.