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Second Pitch in the City startup event set for June 16 in Roxbury

Building on the success of the first Pitch in the City, which was held earlier this year, Banner Biz Magazine is back with the second pitch event set for June 16 at 7 p.m. at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury. It ...

JP business is ‘hands-on’ venture

Many small business entrepreneurs who worked previously for someone else admit they started their own venture as a way to have their hands on all aspects of a business. Christine Rose is no different. It is just that in her ...

Governor announces availability of federal Small Business Recovery loans

Last week, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced that in response to the governor’s May 12th request, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has made low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) available for Massachusetts small businesses and ...

Worker-owned firm turns trash to cash

With its recycling and composting business, Cooperative Energy, Recycling and Organics, known as CERO Cooperative, has dedicated its efforts to creating green jobs in the local food economy. The effort is something its leaders view as for the Boston community, ...

Annual conference brings green businesses together

When socially conscious business activists first organized the Sustainable Business Conference in 1990, environmental causes and business were widely seen as being at odds. Twenty-five years later, businesses increasingly are seeing sustainable practices as key to their survival. The Sustainable ...

New eats for Dudley streets

Roxbury residents Solmon and Rokeya Chowdhury hope to bring a new experience to the area with their aptly-named Dudley Café, which will sit on the Warren Street side of the building that has been the center of much of Dudley ...

Venture Café hosting its first community coffee conversation for Roxbury Innovation Center

The Roxbury Innovation Center, a landmark project for the City of Boston to support local economic development by encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship, is looking for community input.

Entrepreneur bottles family recipes

Founded late last year, Makomas makes three traditional juice drinks that harken back to founder Magbè Savané’s youth in Africa: Ginger Drink, Baobab Drink and Hibiscus Tea. Her mother sold similar beverages in small plastic bags to neighbors and town ...

Tapping the mobile market

We live in a mobile world. Consumers live in a mobile world. And today’s small businesses better live in a mobile world. Specifically, whether brick and mortar, old or new, b2b, b2c, tech savvy or tech weary, mobile apps can ...

FamilyID

The Boston region is at the forefront of the entrepreneur movement and an ecosystem exists for startups to network and showcase their ideas. One of these programs is Mass Innovation Nights which provides a monthly meetup platform for startups to ...

The Craic and Blonde

The Boston region is at the forefront of the entrepreneur movement and an ecosystem exists for startups to network and showcase their ideas. One of these programs is Mass Innovation Nights which provides a monthly meetup platform for startups to ...

Opticianry students gain a clearer vision for career success

Driven and determined are two words often used to describe Elisa Hornedo of Methuen. After all, she has excelled in academics since a young age, and has served as a strong role model for her three younger sisters.

Jerk chicken gurus go big

Eighteen years ago, the couple scored a secret jerk chicken recipe from Chris’s mother and began cooking the Jamaican dish for family and neighborhood gatherings. Soon, their chicken was legendary among neighbors, inspiring them to take their product to market. ...

Baker: small businesses key to Mass. economy

While speaking at the annual awards ceremony of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Massachusetts District Office on May 4 in Framingham, Baker acknowledged that small business is responsible for adding half of the new jobs in the state and admitted ...

Julie Burros: Advocate for the Arts

Late last year, Julie Burros became Boston’s first Chief of Arts and Culture in more than 20 years. She is here to create a cultural plan for the city and work as an advocate for the arts community in the ...