Articles Posted in the " small business " Category

  • Helpful Programs for Boston Small Business Owners

    Are you in a dilemma feeling like the ugly storefront is hurting your business but the cost of improvement it will also hurt you? The Office of Business Development (OBD) can help. It provides a storefront improvement program called ReStore Boston, which offers neighborhood small business and property owners with funding and free professional architecture […]


  • Top Venture Capital Investment States – 2014 Q1 and Q2

    According to the National Venture Capital Association, the New England region recorded 225 deals, totaling $2,243,072,600 venture investments during the first and second quarters 2014, which indicated a 44% and a 27% investment amount increase compared to the same period in 2013 and 2012. As venture capital typically focus on young, high-growth companies with a […]


  • Small Business Is Still Growing And Creating Jobs

    National Federation of Independent Business’s monthly survey and Labor Department’s employment report indicated that small business is growing. During July, small business kept adding jobs. The payroll provider ADP’s reported 84,000 new employments, which was a 33% decrease from June.  Although hiring was in a slower pace, the employment figure tracked was much higher than […]


  • What are customers expecting from the coffee house

    1. A coffee house that matches with consumers’ lifestyles. If your sweet spot is located in an area crowded with colleges and offices, make a little effort to make the place comfortable for working and socializing. If your sweet spot is located in an area with significant high foot and car traffic, give some thought […]


  • Mind Map of A Restaurateur

    Already finished the research about consumers and competitors in a specific area you want to jump in? Good! Then, it’s time to pick up a space to start your restaurant. The direct asking rent per square feet for a retail space normally is lower than a restaurant space. Renting a retail space seems a good […]