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Care Management Temporary Staffing and IncluDe Innovation have moved into the Fields Corner Business Lab and will receive coaching and mentoring during their stay resulting from a partnership between the Boston Impact Initiative and the Fields Corner Business Lab. The Boston Impact Initiative, a place-based impact investor focused on economic justice that provides financing for enterprises in Eastern Massachusetts, has partnered with the Fields Corner Business Lab for the last three years to support small business owners.

Travis Lee, co-founder of the Fields Corner Business Lab, said the partnership “gives the business lab an opportunity to make an impact in our community and serve as a resource for other organizations to be involved, as well.” He continued, “We are excited to welcome these business owners to our existing community comprised of 30 organizations and over 80 people working in our space.”

A dream come true

Kristen Ransom, IncluDe Innovation CEO and founder, said, “The Fields Corner Business Lab has been a dream come true for me! Before FCBL, I was working from home and it was isolating and almost impossible to stay focused.”

Marlena Carter-Diaz, President and CEO of Care Management Temporary Staffing, shares this sentiment. “In a short time, everyone at the Fields Corner Business Lab has been encouraging, open and hard working.”

The addition of Care Management Temporary Staffing and IncluDe Innovation to the Fields Corner Business Lab community came after an invitation for organizations with a mission consistent with the work of the Boston Impact Initiative to apply. This year, more than 20 organizations applied for consideration and organizations not selected were offered executive mentoring.

  • IncluDe innovation: IncluDe Innovation is a digital design agency that creates websites for minority and woman-owned businesses to help them maintain an impressive online presence. The IncluDe Innovation team takes on diverse clients and projects that make a positive impact on the world around them. IncluDe’s mission is to catapult businesses to the next level at an affordable cost. Visit their website
  • Care Management Temporary Staffing Agency: Based in Boston, Massachusetts servicing Boston, Northshore and Southshore, CMTStaffing provides direct hires and temporary homecare staff for federal, state and private clients. Homecare specialists inclue: Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Medical Social Workers, Medical Assistants, Certified Nurse Assistants and Home Health Aids. For more information, visit
  • Boston Impact Initiative: The Boston Impact Initiative invests in enterprises throughout Eastern Massachusetts that address the growing wealth gap and ecological challenges of our times. Through an integrated capital portfolio that includes below-market debt, patient equity and strategic grantmaking, BII supports enterprises working to create a healthy, resilient and inclusive economy.
  • Fields Corner Business Lab: The Fields Corner Business Lab is a co-working space bringing together Dorchester’s entrepreneurs, small businesses and community development organizations to serve as an economic engine for one of Boston’s most promising business districts. The Lab contains 13 small private offices, three conference rooms, private work stations and flexible work areas, as well as office amenities including a printer/copier room, reception area and a kitchen. For more information, visit