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Less economic uncertainty leads to more hope for small businesses

RICHARD C. LORD Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Five years after the Great Recession officially ended, small employers in Massachusetts are suddenly feeling better about business conditions and prospects. The Associated Industries of...

Want more revenue? Small businesses must think outside the state

stephen a. schuster Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Most small- to medium-sized businesses are naturally focused on relatively local customer audiences. But over the past two decades of doing business here in Central Massachusetts, my...

Gateway Cities key for continued growth in Bay State

CRAIG L. BLAIS Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Gateway Cities, such as Fitchburg and Worcester, are in a unique position of combating the perceptions that come with older industrial centers while building upon the remnants of that industrial...

Energy boost can benefit bottom line for Mass. manufacturers

shaun pandit Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

As anyone who runs a business in Massachusetts knows, managing the cost of electricity and natural gas is a constant challenge. The process of overseeing energy supply can be difficult,...

Numbers shed light on how Mass. economy can keep growing

BY FRANK CONTE and MARK OLIVERA Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

It's quite possible that Massachusetts long ago shed the "Taxachusetts" label by embracing sound tax policies such as Proposition 2½, fostering pro-growth innovation...

Pending chemical bills pose a threat to Mass. environment, residents

MICHAEL O. MOORE Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Massachusetts has never hesitated to take the lead and pass laws to protect its citizens. From improvements in highway and traffic safety to domestic violence legislation, the...

On energy policy, U.S. has come a long way from ‘jawboning’

vincent devito Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

During President George W. Bush's administration, we used the term "jawboning" to address just about any energy crisis. This was a policy Bush set in 1999, when he was a...

‘Frontier’ markets bring all-new opportunities and challenges

marcus gonCalves Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Emerging markets have been on a tear over the past decade. BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — powered the high growth rate in those economies,...

Is the Health Connector really getting better all the time?

david a. shore Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Ninety-seven days. That's the amount of time between the day Governor Patrick and President Obama praised the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) impact on Massachusetts at Faneuil Hall and the...

Mass. needs a more flexible, less-bottled-up recycling law

christopher flynn Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Massachusetts is used to being on the cutting edge. In politics and social change or in technology and innovation, our commonwealth is usually leading the way, embracing good ideas before...

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