The Staying Power of Established Small Businesses


Small businesses create over 56 million jobs for American workers. But not all small businesses show the staying power to keep these jobs and further drive inclusive economic development. Mature, established small businesses are more likely to contribute positively to net job creation and pay higher wages, on average, than younger firms.

According to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, while startups create many jobs, the up-or-down of start-ups leads to low levels of net job creation after the initial year.

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Interise Names New Chief Executive Officer

Boston, MA, March 07, 2019.

Interise today announced that its board of directors has appointed Darrell Byers as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Byers will assume day-to-day leadership of Interise and succeeds John Belchers, Interim Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Jean Horstman held the position of CEO of Interise.
Darrell Byers
Byers comes to Interise from Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco where he was Chief Advancement Officer. Previously, Byers held leadership roles at Easterseals Bay Area and Earthjustice. He started his career in Boston working for such institutions as public media stations WGBH and WBUR, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and UMass Boston. He was the recipient of the Eleanor Collier Award from educational organization CASE District 1 for his contribution to his profession.

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Small Business Spotlight: Green Energy Mechanical

jonathon neves

Jonathan Neves, a native to Lowell, worked for over ten years in the HVAC industry as a service technician. In 2008, he launched his own company, Green Energy Mechanical, based in Randolph, MA. Today, Green Energy Mechanical is a family-owned HVAC company specializing in energy-efficient heating and air conditioning systems. Learn how Neves took his company to the next level of small business growth. 

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