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Head of Small Business Administration meets with local entrepreneurs
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Head of Small Business Administration meets with local entrepreneurs
When a group of 50 local business owners and activists sat down with Small Business Administration head Isabella Guzman last Wednesday to discuss ways the federal government can better help local entrepreneurs, there was no lack of ideas.
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At Odessa Instant Shoe Repair, fixing your soles is an art form
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At Odessa Instant Shoe Repair, fixing your soles is an art form
Robert Glover thinks of fixing shoes like sculpting. “Like making something out of clay. I’m taking a pair of shoes, tearing them apart and putting them back together,” he said, while sitting behind a counter labeled “No refunds” and surrounded by medieval-looking presses, clamps, shoe stands and single loose shoes.
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Tufts student starts social justice clothing line
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Tufts student starts social justice clothing line
For 19-year-old Ayah Harper from Revere, the civil unrest that followed George Floyd’s death in 2020 served as a motivator to encourage uncomfortable conversations in her elite private high school and start a small business to enact change.
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Empower your business with proactive processes
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Empower your business with proactive processes
If the past two years have taught us anything, it’s to believe in the adage “Expect the unexpected.” Rather than believe, perhaps it’s better to embrace in order to empower your business against situations that otherwise feel uncontrollable.
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Thinking about starting a business? Here are 5 things to consider
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Thinking about starting a business? Here are 5 things to consider
If you are ready to dive into small business ownership, having a plan, understanding your credit health, and building a strong foundation can set you up for success — and help you sustain and grow what you are working to build today.
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Elevating Boston’s Black Entrepreneurs
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Elevating Boston’s Black Entrepreneurs
The disruptions of the past year have cast a spotlight on the unique hurdles that Black business owners face, including lack of access to capital, financial education, and networking opportunities.
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Shore Up Your Small Business and Weather this Storm
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Shore Up Your Small Business and Weather this Storm
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Comcast RISE
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Local business districts struggle with vacancies
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Local business districts struggle with vacancies
At a City Council hearing on March 19, Boston’s Office of Small Business Development revealed that Grove Hall has the highest rate of empty storefronts in the city. But it isn’t due to businesses folding during the pandemic.
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Resources for Boston’s small businesses
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Resources for Boston’s small businesses
The City of Boston offers many resources for small business owners — from COVID-19 guidance and support, to workshops in marketing, accounting, HR and more.
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Support your local businesses during COVID-19
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Support your local businesses during COVID-19
Local businesses are the backbone of communities and have been hit hard by COVID-19.  Local restaurants have suffered particularly hard during this COVID-19 pandemic. The nature of the local restaurant business is already a financial challenge, and most restaurants do not have a reservoir of cash to tide them over during a shutdown.
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Boston is only as  strong as its  black community
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Boston is only as strong as its black community
This is a critical time for all of us, particularly Boston’s black community. Not only does the COVID-19 pandemic threaten our lives at disproportionate rates, but the economic standstill threatens our livelihood as well.
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