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Partnership for small businesses
A new partnership between Cambridge College, Mel King Institute for Community Building and Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) has formed a program to educate small business development officers throughout the commonwealth.
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Urban farm greenhouse opens in Hyde Park
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Urban farm greenhouse opens in Hyde Park
Standing in a newly-built, state-of-the-art greenhouse in Hyde Park last week, Mayor Martin Walsh and other city officials joined the owners and staff of We Grow Microgreens to cut the ribbon on the firm’s 37,000 square-foot urban farm.
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City seeks input from minority vendors
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City seeks input from minority vendors
The Banner caught up with Celina Barrios-Millner, the director of Equity and Inclusion in the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, to discuss the disparity study, which will include community meetings in Dorchester, Jamaica Plain and Dudley Square next week. The following answers have been edited for brevity.
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Mattapan entrepreneur taps SBA to launch juice shop
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Mattapan entrepreneur taps SBA to launch juice shop
Denise O’Marde relied on city, nonprofit and federal assistance transforming a Mattapan storefront into a state-of-the-art juice shop.
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Msaada Partners helps startups move to next level
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Msaada Partners helps startups move to next level
The consulting firm Msaada Partners was founded to help foster growth in small businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofits working in underserved communities.
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Jamaica Mi Hungry: Entrepreneur takes business from catering to bricks and mortar
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Jamaica Mi Hungry: Entrepreneur takes business from catering to bricks and mortar
For seven years, chef Ernie Campbell has sold Jamaican food from his Jamaica Mi Hungry food truck, building up a loyal following. This fall, he’s looking to build on his success with a brick-and-mortar location at 225 Centre St.
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Business in her blood: Nia Grace of Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen
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Business in her blood: Nia Grace of Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen
In September 2018, Nia Grace brought Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen. Since then, the restaurant has been thriving with great food, live music and a good environment.
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Muslim mental health clinic opens
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Muslim mental health clinic opens
Mayor Martin Walsh, city officials and community members gathered in Dudley Square last week for the ribbon-cutting of the Community Caring Clinic, a behavioral health clinic founded by pharmacists Abdifatah Ahmed and Mohamed Abdullahi.
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Training targets mid-level tech jobs
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Training targets mid-level tech jobs
Last week, the South End-based college announced a partnership with Apprenti, an apprenticeship program partially funded by U.S. Department of Labor and affiliated with the Washington Technology Industry Association’s Workforce Institute.
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Roxbury makerspace gets $100k grant
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Roxbury makerspace gets $100k grant
The Clubhouse Network, with a makerspace in the heart of Boston, has been awarded a Scale grant of $100,000.
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Restaurateurs advance plan for Uphams Corner
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Restaurateurs advance plan for Uphams Corner
Biplaw Rai and Nyacko Perry are aiming to revolutionize the relationship between the Uphams Corner community and the restaurant industry with the founding of Comfort Kitchen, a comfort food restaurant offering Western-African and Asian cuisine.
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City office expands opportunities for small businesses
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City office expands opportunities for small businesses
Natalia Urtubey heads the Small Business Unit, which manages initiatives aimed at supporting small businesses and neighborhood wealth creation and works with small businesses throughout the city.
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