Local businessman Chad Ellis will open an indoor center this summer using a concept from Sweden called Boda Borg, an obstacle course and puzzle-solving challenge. PHOTO COURTESY OF BODA BORG

Swedish “questing” company Boda Borg sweeps to western shore

If you’ve ever wanted to experience a video game in real life, your chance is approaching. […]

by · March 5, 2015 · 1 comment · Features, InBusiness
Thync, founded by Isy Goldwasser (right) and Jamie Tyler, created a device to tune its wearer's mood with electric shocks. PHOTO COURTESY OF THYNC

Boston tech company Thync zaps life into R&D transparency

Hiding the inner workings of a developing product is often common practice within the world of […]

by · March 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
Tracey Wielinski is the vice president of Global Regulatory and Clinical Affairs at Insulet Corporation, which makes insulin pumps. PHOTO COURTESY OF TRACEY WIELINSKI

Insulet VP Wielinski on sugar, advice, ensuring safe device

How do you succeed in business without really trying? It’s a myth. According to Tracey Wielinski, […]

by · February 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
After plans were delayed for building the Constellation Center, a $300-million performing arts center in Kendall Square, property owner Glenn KnicKrehm plans to create a temporary park in its place. GRAPHIC COURTESY OF GLENN KNICKREHM

Pop-up park sets stage for nascent Kendall Square arts center 

The concept of a “pop-up park” sounds like a stunt Leslie Knope would pull in “Parks […]

by · February 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
Rick Jakious, the chief executive officer of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, speaks at the 2014 Nonprofit Awareness Day. Jakious expressed concerns that the 2024 Boston Olympics could divert money from local nonprofits. PHOTO COURTESY OF RICK JAKIOUS

Boston Olympics could leave less gold for area nonprofits

As the possibility of hosting the Summer 2024 Olympics looms over Boston, not everyone is excited […]

by · February 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
The RadioShack on Commonwealth Avenue is one of 1,784 stores the company will be closing. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Death of a Sales Floor: RadioShack faces bankruptcy, 1,784 closures

In 1921, RadioShack first opened its doors in downtown Boston, serving radio operators of Boston Harbor […]

by · February 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness

Ink Block project pens new story for South End “desert”

A few years ago, it would have been difficult to imagine the abandoned Boston Herald headquarters […]

by · February 12, 2015 · 1 comment · Features, InBusiness
Marci Sapers is a marketing specialist and advisor for several companies including Staples and P&G. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARCI SAPERS

Marketing maven Marci Sapers speaks on breaking into business

Marci Sapers has had quite the career, with 25 years of brand building, strategic planning and […]

by · February 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
Spotzer, an app which finished its first round of funding this month, hopes to change the way visitors experience museums such as the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. PHOTO BY FALON MORAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston start-up Spotzer aims to sync mobile with Monet

Digesting visual art, from cubist Picasso to dancey Degas, takes work. Developing artistic taste can beg […]

by · January 29, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh speaks at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in October. StartHub, a new service for start-up businesses, was highlighted by Walsh in the State of the City address on Jan. 13. PHOTO BY EVAN JONES/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

StartHub initiative promotes start-up innovation

Just as its residents resolve to lay off fast food and turn off Netflix, Boston itself […]

by · January 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness