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Fashion hits Hyde Park
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Fashion hits Hyde Park
Some artists stumble upon their skills and passion at a young age, almost as if they were born with them. This is how fashion designer Josefa Da Silva, owner of Josefa Da Silva boutique in Hyde Park, describes the moment when she first started making her own clothes in her native Cape Verde at 12 years old.
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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 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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BizGrow draws hundreds
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BizGrow draws hundreds
Nearly 280 minority-owned businesses received free legal consultation and technical assistance from pro bono attorneys from 14 different firms at BizGrow, an event hosted last Wednesday at Suffolk Law School by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice.
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The people’s economy
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The people’s economy
Dorchester residents and business owners gathered at the Erie Ellington Community Center on Saturday for a Boston Ujima Project assembly where through a participatory process, attendees helped draft an investment plan for a new local economy.
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Small Business Center series in Roxbury provides resources to local entrepreneurs
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Small Business Center series in Roxbury provides resources to local entrepreneurs
Mayor Martin Walsh and the Office of Economic Development launched the Small Business Center workshop series in Roxbury earlier this month to assist local entrepreneurs in starting, maintaining and growing their businesses.
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Electrician duo scales up
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Electrician duo scales up
Dorchester resident Paul Gray had worked for United Electrical for seven years before he started Outkast Electrical Contractors, Inc. in 1996 with his cousin, Kevin Scarlett, also a former United Electrical employee.
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Funding your new business
It costs money to start a business. Funding your business is one of the first — and most important — financial choices most business owners make. How you choose to fund your business could affect how you structure and run your business.
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