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The business of food

First piloted in Fall 2016, Food Biz 101 is an accelerator specially designed to address the nuts and bolts of starting a food-related business. Classes cover recipe scaling, cost of goods, labeling regulations, licensing and permitting as well as business ...

Building trades in the blood

Abraham Gonzalez has come a long way since he was introduced to the construction industry at age 10, fetching tools and helping hang sheetrock to assist his uncles in Miami with their carpentry business back in the 1980s, and working ...

Initiative helps build credit

The city of Boston’s Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) last week launched a first-in-the-nation citywide credit building initiative. The program, called Boston Builds Credit (BBC), is aimed at helping at least 25,000 Boston residents attain a credit score of at ...

Few people of color lead nonprofits, and bias is to blame, says report

Less than 20 percent of nonprofit CEOs or executive directors are of color — a figure that has stayed static for more than a decade. The reason largely seems due to prevailing and systemic biases. A new report released by ...

Making design inclusive

Kristen Ransom, founder and CEO of IncluDe software design and development agency, was in college studying human factors engineering at Tufts University when she landed an internship at Harley-Davidson motorcycle company. There, she tackled the problem of designing motorcycles to ...

Taxation with preparation

Sam Trotman never planned to make a living in tax preparation. But what started as a side gig soon had him hooked. He is now a franchisee of Liberty Tax Service, with operations in Mattapan Square, Hyde Park and South ...

14 up-and-comers you should check out at HUBweek

This Thursday, October 12-Saturday, October 14, 14 up-and-comers in the Boston area will take the stage alongside the likes of Mike Bloomberg, Fidelity’s Abby Johnson, Former Secretary of State John Kerry, Vice Chairman Anne Finucane, Malcolm Gladwell, Atul Gawande and ...

HUBWeek - Roxbury Innovation Showcase

Inside the Roxbury Innovation Center, 20 local startup businesses and accelerator programs from Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, and more will present their ideas and discuss the state of the innovation ecosystem in Roxbury with entrepreneurs who are blazing the trail.

Finding power in crochet

Having overcome significant obstacles to get to where she is, Makuwa designs for an equally bold and powerful customer. Many of her styles feature avant-garde details. The Bellesuit boasts an open-weave train and the Dahlia is a traditional string bikini ...

Boston Chamber opens doors

Sheena Collier joined the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce last year as its first director of economic opportunity.

HUBWeek - WELCOME BACK TO THE FUTURE

Returning for year three, HUBweek will kick off with two days of 90+ “Spoke Events” taking place all across Greater Boston–from Dorchester and Roxbury to Somerville and Kendall Square–and will land on Boston’s City Hall Plaza on October 12th as ...

Wellness center 4 all

A yoga instructor and a massage therapist have teamed up to bring a broad menu of affordable wellness-centered classes to Dorchester’s Four Corners neighborhood. Co-founders Karuna O’Donnell and Christine Rose opened their 4 Corners Yoga + Wellness studio in May, ...

Slade’s Bar & Grill changes hands

Slade’s Bar & Grill, one of Lower Roxbury’s longtime go-to spots for R & B music and soul food, is under new ownership — but patrons can rest assured that they’ll continue to find the same food, entertainment and atmosphere ...

How much should Boston want Amazon’s new HQ?

The online retail giant invited municipalities to make their case for becoming the firm’s second headquarters. Amazon expects to invest $5 billion and employ up to 50,000 people with average salaries of $100,000, although it is unlikely that all such ...

1st Armor security firm emphasizes local hiring, community relations

Private security company 1st Armor Protection Services makes community service central to its approach and, so far, leadership says, it seems to be working.

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