As economy moves forward, savvy small businesses can continue to strengthen

Five years on from the official end of the Great Recession, a slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged. While many businesses have righted the ship from the toughest days, many small businesses are merely plodding alone, but small business experts are ...

Aesthetician trades shop for online skin care business

Aesthetician Rosaline Lowe closes shop, opens skinversity.com

Research finds entrepreneurs of color face more hurdles to success

According to research from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, minority entrepreneurs who feel their road to success is more difficult than others may not be imagining things. The researchers found that entrepreneurs of color ...

Entrepreneurs of color push women-owned business growth in U.S.

Women of color have become the driving force of the rise in women-owned firms in the United States. According to reports, they are doing so despite more obstacles and are driven to entrepreneurship as a result of structural limits in ...

ABCD to purchase former Sky Cap Lounge from Charles St. AME

ABCD to buy building at center of Charles Street AME bankruptcy

Minority Business Development Agency set for National Minority Enterprise Development Week 2014

The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency is targeting minority business owners and offering a boost to their bottom line by taking part in the National Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference 2014.

Corporations track online data, offline personal information

The merger of online and offline data is bringing more intrusive tracking of personal information

Study finds small businesses struggle to adopt technology

Global Insights conducted a study of small business owners around the globe.

How to hire exceptional people each and every time

The most important aspect of any business is recruiting, selecting, and retaining top people. Research shows those organizations that spend more time recruiting high-caliber people earn 22 percent higher return to shareholders than their industry peers

Boston opens Office of Women’s Advancement

The Office of Women’s Advancement will oversee and coordinate the Mayor Martin Walsh’s initiatives to promote equal rights and equal economic, social, political and educational opportunities for all women and girls throughout the city.

Bank of America pulls out of Massachusetts affordable mortgage progam

Bank of America announced it would no longer participate in the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance’s ONE Mortgage program

Doula turns passion for women’s health into new business

Boston based labor coach Shawnda Walker can’t promise an easy birthing process for her clients, but she can guarantee tears forming in her eyes upon each baby’s arrival.

Get Konnected, Eastern Bank & ALPFA Hold Forum on Board Diversity

The event is titled "Women and People of Color: The Missing Link on Corporate Boards" and will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on 600 Atlantic Avenue.

It Takes a Village: Crowdfunding Your Startup

Crowdfunding has become a powerful force in investing. According to Forbes, annual revenue for global crowdfunding reached $6 billion in 2013 across more than 1,500 platforms.

Fund your startup

The first questions for any new business, Internet-based or not, remains the same. Do you need money and how much? What is your level of commitment to the future of the company? What other responsibilities and expenses do you have ...