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Creating a ripple effect
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Creating a ripple effect
Local coffee shop owners are preparing to scale up and transition Ripple Cafe from Caribbean restaurant pop-up to permanent meeting spot at Ashmont T station.
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How to create a plan for better business
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How to create a plan for better business
A business plan precisely defines your business, identifies your goals, and serves as your firm’s resume. It helps you allocate resources properly, handle unforeseen complications, and make good business decisions.
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Coco Verde Vegan stirs up Dominican cuisine scene
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Coco Verde Vegan stirs up Dominican cuisine scene
Cecilia Flores and Ivannoe Rodriguez, owners of Jamaica Plain-based Dominican catering company Coco Verde Vegan, are not trying to convert carnivores, but they are proving that plant-based Latino cooking is possible, and delicious.
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Coco Leaf Dessert cafe is a success in Dot
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Coco Leaf Dessert cafe is a success in Dot
While bubble tea shops abound in Boston, the fare Eric Ly and Somath Om now serve at Coco Leaf Dessert Café, which they opened in January of 2017, includes a wide range of traditional Vietnamese desserts, including Italian custards, French-style flan, mochi doughnuts, smoothies, sweet crepes and Vietnamese coffee. That last item is slow-brewed.
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Steps to starting a small business
To increase your chance for success, take the time up front to explore and evaluate your business and personal goals. Then use this information to build a simple business plan that will help you reach these goals.
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Latinx businesses get a boost
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Latinx businesses get a boost
Amplify Latinx, a collaborative group who campaign for civic engagement and political representation, hope their PowerUp Latinx Biz program, to be unveiled at HUBweek this October, will spur growth and connect Latinx entrepreneurs with crucial resources, as well as each other.
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Roxbury firm innovates security industry
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Roxbury firm innovates security industry
Under the physical security category, Windwalker offers support, such as risk assessments, and protections, such as armed guard services. Cybersecurity services include defense of intellectual property and other infrastructures, as well as proactive management of cyber-risk.
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HUBZone Program aims to reignite local economies
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HUBZone Program aims to reignite local economies
The Massachusetts chapter of the federal Small Business Association’s Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program aims to revitalize the local economies of Boston neighborhoods. The program helps eligible small businesses by granting them priority in bids for federal contracts.
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Students become entrepreneurs at Roxbury Innovation Center
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Students become entrepreneurs at Roxbury Innovation Center
In the Roxbury Innovation Center offices on the second floor of the Bruce Bolling Municipal Building, three dozen students are imagining being stranded on an island in the Pacific Ocean with nothing but cardboard, plastic cups, toothpicks, scissors and glue to make any tools or articles needed for survival.
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Mass Construction & Management aims to take on larger projects
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Mass Construction & Management aims to take on larger projects
When Maxime Charles sought to start his own construction management business, he relied on $60,000 he’d saved up while working for other construction firms. Originally from St. Marc, Haiti, Charles graduated from English High School, then earned an undergraduate degree in construction management from the Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1994.
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1854 Cycling Company
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1854 Cycling Company
In 2016, Randolph, now living in Framingham, founded the 1854 Abolitionist bicycle company as a way to provide manufacturing jobs to formerly incarcerated men and women who ordinarily face challenges finding the well-paying jobs they need to get their lives back on track.
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Bike café getting in gear
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Bike café getting in gear
On June 29 Noah and Jovanny De Amour smashed through their $50,000 crowd-funding target, securing plans for a bike repair and coffee shop in a historic building in Upham’s Corner. The couple’s latest venture, Sip & Spoke Bike Kitchen, will start this month.
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