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AG fines firms for ducking prevailing wage
Three Massachusetts construction companies have been cited more than $155,000 in restitution and penalties for failing to pay the proper prevailing wage rate for work performed on public works projects and for other violations of state wage laws, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today.
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Capitalism for the common good
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Capitalism for the common good
Amy Domini is the queen of ethical investing, part of a founding generation of investment professionals who have redefined the face of finance. No longer considered marginal or “niche,” the idea of an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) impact of investments has its roots in the early 1970s. ESG integration by money managers has exploded in the last few years, and now comprises $4.74 trillion in U.S. domiciled assets, according to the latest trends report issued by the US SIF Foundation.
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Diversity’s Dilemma
As the benefits of an inclusive economy become evident — the research shows that greater diversity generates better thinking, innovation and competitive performance — you’d think there would be greater levels of participation by women and people of color in business. But you’d be wrong.
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The New Boston Office of Women's Advancement takes aim at pay equity
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The New Boston Office of Women's Advancement takes aim at pay equity
The Boston Office of Women’s Advancement and the recently revitalized Boston Women’s Commission have a broad mission aimed at improving the lives of women and girls throughout the city, starting with pay equality.
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2020 Women on Boards
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2020 Women on Boards
2020 Women on Boards, a national nonprofit advocacy group, blazes a trail for gender equality on corporate boards.
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SBA helps women-owned businesses build capacity
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SBA helps women-owned businesses build capacity
Organizations in the Boston area are ramping up efforts to help women-owned businesses expand past $1 million in annual revenues.
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Minority Business Development Agency set for National Minority Enterprise  Development Week 2014
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Minority Business Development Agency set for National Minority Enterprise Development Week 2014
The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency is targeting minority business owners and offering a boost to their bottom line by taking part in the National Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference 2014.
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SBA releases small business profiles for all states
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SBA releases small business profiles for all states
On June 17, the Office of Advocacy, an independent office within the U.S. Small Business Administration, released a report entitled “Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories,” an annual analysis of each state’s small businesses.
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It Takes a Village: Crowdfunding Your Startup
Crowdfunding has become a powerful force in investing. According to Forbes, annual revenue for global crowdfunding reached $6 billion in 2013 across more than 1,500 platforms.
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Fund  your startup
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Fund your startup
The first questions for any new business, Internet-based or not, remains the same. Do you need money and how much? What is your level of commitment to the future of the company? What other responsibilities and expenses do you have in your life? The type of funding (and if you need funding) depends on your finances, the stage and capital needs of your business and its growth goals.
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Minority and Women Business Certifications
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Minority and Women Business Certifications
The Commonwealth is a rich source of revenue for certified businesses. Last fiscal year, certified businesses received more than $1 billion in sales from the state.
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SBA Loans on the Rise
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SBA Loans on the Rise
Eliminating low-dollar loan fee boosts minority-owned business
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