business

Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium

Are you ready for a record deal? How do you attract the attention of a record label? Are major labels still relevant? Join us for the 13th annual Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium and its featured topic, Deal or No Deal? Record Label Politics, Practices and Culture. The symposium features a special keynote from Kevin […]


Something Ventured: VilleSide Customs

VilleSide’s owners have served the city for seven years from their storefront in Magoun Square, which started as a retail-only shop selling clothing, hats, and accessories from favorite brands including Silly Wabbit, Pretty Authentic People, and Villen.  Now, alongside their selection of local Somerville and Boston brands—including a house brand named after the business—VilleSide offers […]


Bringing Environmental Accountability to the Cleaning Industry

After years working in the cleaning industry, Marcelo Silva was burned out. “It’s a high-burnout industry,” he explains. “[There’s] this tendency of the industry of not caring for its actions, and not caring about how it handles its employees.” He took time off to reflect, asking himself, “What can I do that’s meaningful?” That question […]


Something Ventured: Himalayan Kitchen

Brother and sister meld Nepalese cooking with friendly service Brother-and-sister duo Rabina Lockett and Uttam Shrestha work side-by-side at Himalayan Kitchen to introduce Somerville locals to the authentic Nepalese cuisine of their home country. The siblings’ close relationship has helped their business thrive, they say.  “My brother has literally been my best friend, my brother, my […]


What’s New: Changing Tastes

Assembly Square La Cucina Assembly Row’s latest addition to its dining lineup pays homage to the area’s history. La Cucina, operated by former North End restaurateur Jeff Malloy, is serving up an Italian menu in a large industrial space, with a fireplace, a semi-open kitchen, and decorative touches that hearken back to Assembly Row’s days […]



How Somerville’s Parent Entrepreneurs Make it Work

HOW SOMERVILLE’S PARENT ENTREPRENEURS MAKE IT WORK Four Panelists Share their Experience, Strategies, and Tips Somerville, MA: T FRANK LAW, PLLC is sponsoring a panel discussion on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Workbar in Union Square, Somerville featuring local parent entrepreneurs who will share their inspiration, challenges, and strategies for […]


A Look Behind the Scenes at TechHub Boston

Upon entering TechHub Boston’s Davis Square location (212 Elm St.), visitors are greeted by a literal wall of text: bold, black block letters more than two feet high that wrap around the building’s lobby and hallway and spell out, “If not now, then when?” It’s a mantra that’s as true for the startups currently working in the shared incubator […]