Northeastern launches loan program for women and minority entrepreneurs

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity announced on Tuesday that it will launch the region’s first university-​​supported loan pro­gram for women– and minority-​​owned busi­nesses. The ini­tia­tive, called the Impact Lending pro­gram, will enable local small-​​business owners to secure loans, at below-​​market interest rates, to acquire cru­cial resources to expand their businesses.

Northeastern hosts networking event for minority-​​owned businesses

The third annual Local, Minority, and Women-​​Owned Sup­plier Net­working Event, held Thursday, aimed to con­nect small busi­ness owners with some of the Boston area’s most promi­nent institutions.