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  • 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 […]


  • Creative Office Space Spreads Innovation Throughout

    We spend one third of our entire life sleeping, so it’s worthwhile of paying big money for a really nice bed. It is the same when it comes to office space. We work approximately 8 hours, a.k.a. one third of a day.  If staying and working (or not working) at the office feels like the […]


  • Shrink Your Taxes By Trading Your Properties Instead Of Selling

    Oops, here comes a rainy day and you need cash? You find a better location for your business or you are doing very well and need a bigger space for your growing business? Well, whatever reason people might have to sell their properties, there is one thing that everyone would be concerned about—how much tax […]


  • Major Companies Creating Steady Value to Kendall Square Market

    Office space in Cambridge is always in great demand. The overall vacancy rate of office market in Cambridge declined from 10.8% in 2012 to 9.0% in 2013. According to the Greater Boston Market Viewpoint Report conducted by Colliers International, the direct asking rent for Class A and Class B office in East Cambridge have both […]


  • Green Line Extension, Bitter or Sweet?

    President Obama released the budget of $100 million in federal fiscal year 2015 supporting the MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) Green Line Extension project (GLX) which benefits the economy and environment of Somerville and Medford communities in the upcoming several years. “The Green Line Extension offers Somerville and the region both economic justice and environmental […]


  • Healthier Economy Brings Better Business Opportunities

      The Business Monitor International upgraded their 2014 real GDP growth forecast from 2.7% to 2.8% with growth set to average 2.4% per year from 2013-2018. Our economy is recovering. With a growing external trade demand from the key US trade partners, including Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom, both the industrial and office segments […]


  • Kendall Square Startup – CoUrbanize

    A new Kendall Square startup, coUrbanize, creates websites which serve as a meeting place to hold community project and development discussions. This “has become a player in Cambridge civic life” according to Cambridge Daily. coUrbanize recently took a look at “bankification” in Harvard Square and Central squares and compared the number of banks to cafes. […]


  • Davis Square in Somerville offers Ample Space for Startups

    The Greater Boston area has long been a popular destination for startup companies. Nowadays, startup hotspots such as Kendall Square and lately South Boston’s Innovation District are stretched thin for affordable office space. These days it is standard for rents to top $50 per square foot in Kendall. As sky-high prices are pushing companies out […]


  • WordPress Does the Heavy Lifting – Use It For Your Next Site

    Log onto a website, and chances are it’s hosted by WordPress. More than 73 million websites use it, according to Yoast. The sheer flexibility of WordPress served it well in its rise to dominance, as it isn’t typecast into being “just” a blogging script. It can also power a magazine website, e-commerce stores and enterprise intranets. […]


  • Q2 Trends: Financial District Offices Filling Up

    The amount of available office space in Boston’s Financial District has reached a five-year-low. While much of this can be credited to the ongoing economic recovery, brokers attribute the rebound to the influx of companies moving downtown. With limited available space and rents still as high as $50 per square foot in Kendall Square and […]


  • 7 Essential Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

    Entrepreneurs are problems solvers. The first challenge they face is getting their arms wrapped around their own projects. Luckily, many successful people are willing to share their own stories and tips. They remember their early days in business when there seemed to be an overwhelming number of details to consider. If you’re ready to embark […]


  • The Future of Eye Care Fits in Your Pocket

    A Somerville startup is poised to revolutionize the eye care industry by making optometry more affordable and accessible. EyeNetra has developed a solution that allows users to take a refractive test and receive a prescription, all from their mobile phone. EyeNetra was launched in 2011 as a product of collaborative research conducted in the MIT […]