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Are you a local landlord? Here’s how to select great tenants

Would you rather lose the rental income for another month or take on a bad tenant? Bad tenants can cost you much more than a month’s rent in the long run. Make sure you do your due diligence on the ...

Mayor Walsh launches Small Business Center in Mattapan

Mayor Walsh to launch small business center and visit Main Street districts throughout Boston to deliver Main Streets Awards

Mass Innovation Nights event highlights black tech founders

Fourteen local black-owned technology and innovation companies showcased new products and services at last week’s Mass Innovation Nights product launch and networking event in Grove Hall.

In the news: Natasha Z. Boye

Natasha Z. Boye has been promoted to MassHousing’s HomeOwnership Business Development team where she is a Relationship Manager working with the Agency’s business partners to foster home buying opportunities for Massachusetts residents.

Money Talk: You don’t need a bunch of money to achieve the ‘American Dream’

There are many would-be homeowners out there that have been misled about their ability to afford a home in Boston. We have some of the highest real estate prices in the country and the misconception that you can’t purchase a ...

Eastern Bank growth fund targets minority-owned firms

Through Business Equity Initiative, Eastern Bank is stepping up with a $10 million growth fund aimed at providing loans to build the capacity of businesses owned by people of color.

Money Talk: Six ways to achieve a better FICO score and meet your financial goals

Are you looking to buy a car, house or have other major upcoming expenses in your life? Are you afraid you won’t be able to achieve your goals due to a less than perfect credit score? Don’t stress! We’re going ...

Roxbury couple launches ‘by local, for local’ marketplace

Two longtime Roxbury residents aim to inject economic energy into the community with a new collaborative business and event space in Dudley Square. The recently-renovated street-level space at 2136 Washington Street will be the site of regular two-day public market ...

Greater Grove Hall Main Streets Hosts Mass Innovation Nights

Mass Innovation Nights (MIN) and the Greater Grove Hall Main Streets are collaborating on a technology showcase and networking event in the Thelma D. Burns Building, 575 Warren Street, Dorchester, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on June 14th, 2017. ...

Fire Code Design's Ronnette Taylor-Lawrence charts a path from trades to entrepreneurship

As an entrepreneur and a tradeswoman, Ronnette Taylor-Lawrence has been a trailblazer. Starting as a young single mother in the 1980s, she worked her way up from laborer to journeyman plumber, becoming the first woman of color to receive her ...

#BizGrowBoston

The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice will host BizGrow, a free groundbreaking event designed to connect dozens of existing and potential small business owners with free legal and business support. This event will be held on July ...

Santander Bank's new program focuses on entrepreneurs in low-wealth communities in Boston

Santander Bank this week announced “Cultivate Small Business,” a pilot initiative designed to assist women-, minority- and immigrant-owned businesses in food-related industries. The program’s focus is on helping to fill gaps in networking, mentorship, training and access to capital in ...

Savvor serves up Southern and island comfort in Boston's Leather District

When Eddy Firmin was ready to start his own restaurant after spending years in the corporate world and as a restaurant co-owner, he created the kind of place he would want to go to. “This is me,” he says, sitting ...

LISC connects businesses to opportunities

For many small businesses, access to capital is a critical need. But obtaining a loan can be a challenge, particularly for small start-up businesses, creating a chicken-and-egg feedback loop that prevents them from bidding on large contracts. Through a partnership ...

Making certification work for your business

Certifying your company can help to transform your business and spur growth — if done strategically. Options abound for certification and range from city, state and federal designations as women and minority business enterprises (W/MBEs) to disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) ...

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