Tag Archives: small business

Lawyers’ Committee Urges Integrity In State’s Minority-Owned Business Program

The Lawyers’ Committee this week called upon the State’s Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) to limit its equal opportunity program for public contracting to only those minority groups for which there is documented discrimination.  Massachusetts’ “affirmative marketing program” is a critical means of ensuring that minority-owned businesses have equal opportunity to compete for public contracts.  However, if groups for which

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Economic Justice Project Guest Blog: 7 Steps to Start Marketing Your New Business

7 Steps to Start Marketing Your New Business So you just started a business or are very close to launching one. Great! There are SO many details and tasks to handle when you’re a new business owner. One of them is getting the word out about your new business. How can you do this without

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EJP Celebrates the 5th Season of the Create Your Own Job Seminar

Last Tuesday, April 14, the Lawyers’ Committee’s Economic Justice Project finished the 5th season of the Create Your Own Job Seminar. This semester we partnered with Roxbury Community College for the first time, as well as our longtime partner, Latham & Watkins. This 7-week Seminar is targeted to entrepreneurs who are looking to create their

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Legal Clinic with East Boston Neighborhood Business Institute

The Economic Justice Project was excited to partner with WilmerHale and the East Boston Neighborhood Business Institute on Wednesday, March 25 for a business legal clinic. A business legal clinic is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to speak one-on-one with an attorney about their discrete, business legal issues. There were 7 entrepreneurs receiving assistance on a range

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Catering Business Legal Workshop at Haley House Bakery Café

Last week on March 25, The Economic Justice Project partnered with the Haley House Bakery Café, Goodwin Proctor, and SkyLab to bring a tailored Catering Workshop to entrepreneurs and small business owners. This Catering Business Legal Workshop provided entrepreneurs and small business owners with the ABCs of opening and operating a new small business. At

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Connecting with Hyde Park & West Roxbury Business Owners

Last Thursday, March 19, the Economic Justice Project partnered with Foley Hoag, Hyde Park Main Streets, and West Roxbury Main Streets to provide a business legal workshop on entity formation. The workshop was led by Amanda Vendig and Patrick Connolly and attended by several small business owners, including a optical store owner, a shoe repair store owner,

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Highly Successful Collaboration in Chinatown

The Economic Justice Project was excited to partner with Ropes & Gray and the Asian American Civic Association again on Wednesday, February 25 for another business legal clinic. A business legal clinic is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to speak one-on-one with an attorney about their discrete business legal issues. After weeks of snowstorms causing us to reschedule

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Emily Taylor Presents for the Create Your Own Job Seminar

During week 6 of the Create Your Own Job Seminar, Emily Taylor, an associate from Latham & Watkins, presented on legal business basics. The presentation covered detailed information about the following topics: Entity formation, including liabilities, taxes, and formation considerations Employment basics, including the differences between employees and independent contractors, and Contracts, including general terms

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Neighborhood Business Initiative at Bunker Hill Community College

On November 19, Neighborhood Business Initiative will be holding a free workshop centered on contracts and lending topics. The event is presented by Goodwin Proctor, LLP, and Massachusetts Society of CPA’s and ACCION International will be joining as presenters. The workshop is a part of Bunker Hill Community College’s Global Entrepreneurship Week. Space is limited, so please email liz.miranda@bhcc.mass.edu

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