Thursday’s business agenda – The Boston Globe


US mortgage rates

New numbers for the average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage will be released Thursday. Last week, Freddie Mac reported the average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage fell to 4.10 percent from 4.16 percent the week before.


Fund-raising for startups

The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting an event for the local startup community. Attendees will hear from successful entrepreneurs and investors on how to approach raising rounds of capital. Thursday, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Babson Boston, 100 High St., 1st floor, Boston. $15.


Branding for entrepreneurs


The Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum is hosting a workshop on how entrepreneurs can create a meaningful brand for their company through trade names, trademarks, and slogans. Participants will learn how to increase customer recognition and generate sales. Thursday, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 151 Martine St., Fall River. $25.



The Charity Defense Council is hosting an event focused on nonprofits, news outlets, and what people think about charity work. Dan Pallotta, president of the Charity Defense Council, will outline why he believes the public’s attitudes about nonprofits are wrong; how he believes news outlets reinforce counterproductive ideas about nonprofits; and why he believes the charity sector must stand up for itself. Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., General Assembly, 125 Summer St., Boston. Free.

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