Barbershop/Beauty Salon Workshop | Jan 25

Learn how to grow your business and make more money. 

You will hear how to:

  • Attract New Customers
  • Make Existing Customers More Profitable
  • Provide Distinctive Customer Experience 
  • Run a Smooth and Successful Business 

When: Monday, Jan 25

9:30- Breakfast & Networking

10:00-11:30am Workshop & Discussion 

Where: Freedom House 5 Crawford St, Dorchester


To RSVP contact Ed Gaskin Text: 617-460-2326 or Email

Free Tools for Your Business Toolkit | April 18

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Find yourself running a business but never taken a business course in your life? Wondering how to organize your mailing list, share documents, keep track of expenses, create invoices, or pay vendors? This workshop will walk you through some free online tools that will take your creative business to the next level. Great for artists, artisans, "solopreneurs," and small business owners.

Cost of the workshop is $15. Free for members of the A&BC, Discover Roxbury, or BWME. 


When: Saturday, April 18th


Where: ArtROX! Hub

22 Warren Street Roxbury
For tickets:


Don't Get Fooled: You, Your Business, and the Law | April 1

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The Arts & Business Council and Discover Roxbury want to make sure artists and creative entrepreneurs aren't the fool on April Fools Day. From understanding copyright to navigating contracts, empower yourself with the knowledge to protect yourself in the big, bad world. Taught by Jim Grace, Executive Director of the Arts & Business Council.
When: Wednesday, April 1st
Where: ArtROX! Hub
22 Warren Street Roxbury

Business to Business Networking | May 8

Van Shabu & Bar (1156 Dorchester Ave) is hosting the next DBOT Business to Business Networking Event! The event will take place on May 8 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. This is open to DBOT members AND non-members FREE of charge! Not to mention the guest speaker for the night: State Representative Dan Hunt! If your interested, please RSVP to or 617-398-3268.

FCMS Business Networking Event | November 14

Thursday, Nov 14 Field's Corner Main Street's upcoming business marketing workshop! From 2-3:30pm, local business leader Carlos Vargas will talk about low-cost marketing tools that can help you grow your business.  
Location will be at the Dorchester House on 1353 Dorchester Avenue, in the Multi Purpose Room.
Please remember to: BRING A CARD!!! for the free raffle
To RSVP/ register for this FREE event call (617) 474-1432 by November 10. 

Small Business Resource Roundup | October 29

Join th Bowdoin Geneva Alliance, Bowdoin Geneva Main Streets, The Catholic Charities Teen Center, and Dorchester Bay EDC on Tuesday, October 29 at the Catholic Charities Teen Center, 287 Bowdoin Street from 8am-10am.


The small Business Resource Roundup is a morning tour of programs that provide resources to local merchants in the Greater Dorchester area. This event is designed to bring organizations together with resources to help each other achieve goals.


The event includes a breakfast, networking, resource fair, and panel discussion. For more information contact Bowdoin Geneva Main Streets at 617.436.9980 or

Small Business Workshop and Legal Clinic | Oct. 10

Wondering whether your business should be a sole proprietorship or a company? Wondering what is the difference between a limited liability company and a corporation? Wondering how to get started on setting up your business entity? We offer an introductory workshop on business entities, followed by private information sessions on business and legal questions relating to choosing and forming your business entity.

Wednesday, October 10 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Mt. Washington Bank Codman Square Office 305 Talbot AvenueDorchester, MA 02124
Workshops and consultations are free, but space is limited.
For more information or to make a reservation, please call LCCR
at (617) 998-0611 or email


"Building Bridges to Business," Aug. 10

On Wednesday, August 10, 2011, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., The Boston, Massachusetts Chapter of the National Black MBA Association’s Leaders of Tomorrow® (LOT), will host its first annual “Building Bridges to Business” reception at the UMass Club (225 Franklin Street, Floor 33) in Boston. Consider supporting this annual fundraising event by becoming a sponsor or attending.

Matthew K. Thompson, Executive Pastor at the Jubilee Christian Church, will give the keynote speech. Carole Copeland Thomas, Co-founder of LOT, will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Special invited guests include Governor Deval Patrick and Superintendent Dr. Carol Johnson. For more information viist, join the Ning Community, or email >> Read More

Outdoor Vendor Expo Day, Jul. 16

Browse, shop, meet the new CEOs in your community! Business Not As Usual Networking Koinonia Group presents Outdoor Vendor Expo Day on Saturday, July 16, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Buy jewelry & accessories, books, specialty items, clothes, handbags, candles, crafts, soaps, food and much more. Expo takes place at Richardson Associates, 3 Herbert Street, Dorchester, MA 02124. Admission is free and parking available behind 451 Washington St. at the corner of Park Street. All attendees’ names will be entered in a free raffle to receive door prizes!!!!

Entrepreneurs and CEOs are invited to reserve vendor tables ASAP. For more information, contact Cynthia Younger @ 617-436-2211 or Wanda Hunter @ 617-347-6734. >> Read More

Meeting re: Walmart, May 26

Massachusetts Jobs With Justice is organizing against Walmart's actions nationwide and will offer a briefing for community leaders on the situation on Thursday, May 26. This meeting will be held at the Jobs with Justice, located at 3353 Washington Street #2 in Jamaica Plain at 3 p.m. The meeting will examine how communities have fought Wal-Mart in other cities. With questions, contact Jean-Claude Sanon ( >> Read More

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