We hosted a virtual event that focused on education, information, and resources available to small businesses and minority-owned businesses including; Black, Brown, Indigenous, Asian, women-owned, and LGBTQ. We partnered with the Foundation for Business EquityMA Minority Business Development AgencyFORGE, and Interise Inc to provide insights into topics such as: How to access growth capital, Developing advice networks to help your business, Moving your start-up to the next level; connecting with a manufacturer, Scaling your Business & more.

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George Interviews John Regan, president and CEO of AIM

BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with John Regan, president and CEO of Associated Industries of Mass.  The two discuss the state’s the economy and the headwinds facing it, especially the ongoing workforce crisis. They also discuss the prospects for a recession and the many issues keeping business owners up at night. It’s all must listening, so join us for BusinessTalk, a podcast presented by BusinessWest in partnership with Living Local and sponsored by PeoplesBank.

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Mass. colleges fall short of goal to expand minority contracting

Terryl Calloway runs a small, Black-owned graphics and printing firm on Newbury Street in the heart of Boston — a short distance from about a dozen colleges, including Boston University, Simmons University and Emerson College.

“We print anything from business cards, flyers, banners, signs — anything print,” he said on a recent morning while handing out flyers on the sidewalk.

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