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CARES Act Highlights

CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act)   While it is true that a centerpiece of the stimulus package is that it will provide direct financial assistance to Americans in the form of checks based on income, the bill as signed into law on...

Massachusetts Tax Deferments for Small Businesses

As bars, restaurants and hospitality services in the Boston Metro grapple with business disruption, relief is on the way in the form of SBA assistance and tax deferments. Massachusetts legislators are finalizing rules that will allow some small businesses to delay tax...

Boston Metro Small Businesses Can Apply for SBA Assistance

The reach of COVID-19 has disrupted business throughout the Boston Metro and the nation. For small businesses such as boutique retailers, restaurants and other public enterprises, the economic impact has been especially hard. As the state of emergency continues,...

Investors Bullish on Boston Metro Suburbs Commercial Real Estate

Commercial real estate investors are banking on the Boston Metro suburbs, especially with Class-B and Class-C properties. According to a recent article in Boston Bisnow, commercial real estate sales in suburban Class-B and Class-C office space increased by 10% on a...

New Developments Anticipate Boston Metro Office Space Demand

"If you build it, they will lease." This seems to be the adage behind Boston's new skyscraper developments and redevelopments, which will bring over three million square feet of commercial real estate space to the market. Yet the amount of supply in development isn't...

Co-Working Concerns in the Boston Metro

Just about a year ago, co-working juggernaut WeWork was in rapid expansion, opening a new Boston Metro location nearly every month. With fifteen locations in operation and four more in the pipeline as of 2019, WeWork's co-working model was turning heads. But after new...

Boston Metro Developers See Opportunities and Challenges in 2020

Boston Metro commercial real estate enjoyed strong performance in 2019, with low office vacancy rates and soaring demand for laboratory space. Our commercial real estate has been on a roll since the end of the Great Recession, and has picked up steam with the economic...

January 2020 Events in the Boston Metro!

It’s a new year, filled with new opportunities to experience the best of the Boston Metro! January brings a variety of events for the whole family. Here are the highlights! Jan. 11-12: Get inspired for your next vacation at the Boston Travel and Adventure Show at the...

Boston Metro Retailers Should Court Young Adult Shoppers

It's been a tough decade for brick-and-mortar stores, but Boston Metro retailers have a new trend in their favor. According to research by A.T. Kearney, young adults, Gen Z in particular, have a preference for shopping in person. A recent survey found that 81% of...

Is the Boston Metro Development Boom Past its Peak?

The Boston Metro economy is still going strong. According to Boston Bisnow, Boston has seen 125 consecutive months of economic expansion. The city holds an enviable unemployment rate of just 2.7%, and enjoys a positive net migration of new residents. During the first...

2019 Holiday Events and Attractions in the Boston Metro!

The holidays are coming, and there’s no better place to experience these than in the Boston Metro area! Here’s a list of special events to enhance your enjoyment of the wonders of the holiday season! Nov 8-10: Boston Christmas Festival, Seaport World Trade Center. A...

Holiday Shoppers Start Early in the Boston Metro

"Christmas creep" seems to start earlier every year, with holiday decor showing up in stores well before Halloween - and as early as September. While many people would rather see holiday trappings in their proper order, the fact is that Boston Metro shoppers like to...

Must-See Museums in the Boston Metro!

Whether you have lived in the Boston Metro your entire life, or you are new to the area, our world-class museums are not to be missed! Our engaging museums invite you to explore history, art, science, and architecture with immersive experiences. Here are some must-see...

October 2019 Events in the Boston Metro!

It’s autumn in New England, which is a wonderful time to explore the Boston Metro! Not only will you find beautiful scenery in our area, you’ll also enjoy seasonal traditions and special events throughout October. Here are suggestions for you! Oct. 3: Best Chef...

Generation Z Sees Business Differently

Purpose-driven business is a motivator for Generation Z, according to reporting by Entrepreneur magazine. This generation of emerging adults is concerned with the core values and impacts of business operations. But it will take more than a well-crafted mission...

September 2019 Events in the Boston Metro!

Don’t say goodbye to summer fun just yet! The events are still going strong in the Boston Metro! Here are some popular events happening around our area, from Labor Day weekend through the end of September! Aug 30-31: Boston Jazz Fest, at Boston Maritime Park in the...

Boston Metro Sees Job Growth and Population Increase

The Boston Metro has the kind of happy problems that any big city would envy: a plethora of employment opportunities and a rising population. According to studies recently published in Boston Curbed, about six jobs were added for every 1,000 residents between 2008 and...

Boston Metro Among Top Cities for Tech Talent

A new report by CBRE, as published in Boston Curbed, names Boston as one of the top 10 U.S. cities for technology talent, landing at #7. By the numbers, about 5.8% of all Boston Metro employment is connected to the tech field. In contrast, the national average for the...

Purpose-Driven Business Sought by Generation Z

What your Boston Metro small business stands for, as much as what it does, may influence whether or not Generation Z consumers support it. An HP worldwide survey found that the "Z" generation is socially-conscious, environmentally-concerned, and community-centered....