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Initiative for a Competitive Inner City recognizes inner city entrepreneurs

ICIC was founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter who realized that the development of small businesses is essential for the healthy growth of the nation’s inner cities. In keeping with this principle, ICIC headquarters are located in Roxbury, a primarily black and Latino section of Boston.

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Harvard’s Michael Porter: small businesses hold keys to U.S. fiscal health

Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter had a strong message for business owners and entrepreneurs attending the Inner City 100 Symposium last week — the business environment in the United States is showing some disturbing trends and small businesses may be the best hope to reverse them.

Small businesses at head of trend in new job creation

Hiring continued to rise through last month and small businesses are leading the way, adding the most employees across the United States.

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Asian professional group forges connections with SBA

The Boston chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals has recently increased its efforts to connect Asian businesses with the wider Boston business community.

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Entrepreneurs exploring new ways to market on campus

Jossle is a youth marketing agency focusing on connecting brands with college students through on-campus representation, events and student-focused marketing.

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Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce cultivates class of women leaders

A Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce program offers women business leaders seminars, workshops, roundtables and other events focused on personal leadership development, negotiation, skill building and networking.

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Tremendous Maid founders emphasize upward mobility

The founders of the Tremendous Maid cleaning service maximize opportunities for their employees to grow professionally.

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Economists discuss lessons from Market Basket saga

A panel of academics discusses the implications of the Market Basket workers’ revolt.

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Symposium recognizes successful inner city firms

The Boston-based Initiative for a Competitive Inner City has been helping urban entrepreneurs and inner-city businesses for 20 years. For the last 15, the organization’s signature event has been the Inner City 100 Symposium and Awards.

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

Innovative thinking and continual belt tightening are keys to success.

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 optimistic and suggest that entrepreneurs who showcase innovative thinking and continual belt tightening will make their businesses even stronger. Keywords: Small businesses, economic downturn, Great Recession, growing economy, business growth, improve the bottom line, increasing sales, profit margins

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