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Daren Bascome and Proverb

How do you rebrand a religion? Daren Bascome, 46-year-old founder of Proverb branding agency, says shepherding the Universalist Unitarian Association toward a new image to engage the Millennial generation counts among the more unusual projects tackled by Proverb, recently ranked ...

Legal advice before starting a food business

Starting a business without being aware of and following basic employment laws is a recipe for disaster. You may succeed beyond your wildest dreams — but those dreams can quickly turn into a nightmare.

Outfitting champions

Peter Edouard is an entrepreneur, but he is also an artist at heart and with his Mattapan-based startup Mathmatik Athletics, he is putting his creativity to work in designing and manufacturing uniforms and warm ups for sports teams.

Black engineers coming to Hub

The National Society of Black Engineers is visiting Boston next month with its 42nd annual convention, but the organization was in town last week to ramp up efforts to connect with the local community. The NSBE’s goal is to support ...

Ingredients of success

Food startup incubator CommonWealth Kitchen can already be credited with helping cook up some of the most creative and popular small food businesses in Boston — from food trucks to catering services to online retail brands — but now the ...

Eastern Bank Chairman and CEO, Holbrook, to retire; Robert F. Rivers to assume position

Eastern Bank Corporation announced that Richard E. Holbrook, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eastern Bank and Eastern Bank Corporation since 2007, will retire on December 31, 2016.

Officials tout job gains

President Barack Obama’s economic heavy hitters spoke at the White House last week about how the economy during the current administration has impacted African Americans, namely by lowering the unemployment rate, raising tax credits and improving city infrastructure.

Fabricating new business

Fab Lab, a key component of the Roxbury Innovation Center, opened this week. It is a digital fabrication workshop containing tools such as a laser cutter and 3D printer that help entrepreneurs put concepts to work to see if a ...

Loan specialist lands in Hub

Boone is the SBA Massachusetts District Office Lead Lending Specialist. She joined the office in June 2015, coming up from the D.C. offices and a lifetime spent in Virginia. One of her main jobs is to work with local banks ...

Strength in human capital

Many students graduate from business school hoping to start their own companies, with dreams of flowing revenue and impressive bottom lines. Jon Feinman, founder of Dorchester’s InnerCity Weightlifting, is a bit different. With his business he measures success in the ...

Epiphany School welcomes Lori Smith Britton as its new Chief Development Officer

Epiphany School, located in Dorchester, MA has hired Lori Smith Britton as its Chief Development Officer.

New year, new job?

According to September’s The Conference Board Job Satisfaction survey, only 48.3 percent of U.S. workers are satisfied with their jobs. Do you feel like nearly half of U.S. employees about your job? If so, what’s your next move? These questions ...

The promise of medical tech

Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh have each worked to pump up the small business climate in Boston and Massachusetts, in an effort to add jobs to strengthen the local economy. Last week, the pair came together to ...

Positive outlook for 2016

As small businesses hit the ground running in 2016, optimism seems to be high overall, which has many planning for growth and expansion in the New Year. However, there are a number of key trends that will dictate small business ...

Small business growth contributed to expanding economy in 2015

This past year was a great year for small businesses. Not only did small biz entrepreneurs throughout the country continue to lead the longest streak of job growth on record, but their optimism for the economic future is becoming the ...