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Helping startups thrive pays off for the entire community

RYAN LEARY Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Worcester has potential to put itself on the map of the startup world, but there is some discussion about what it takes, how it gets done and how important to the city it really is.

Tesla’s removal of patent restrictions a boost for electric cars

CHRISTINE FIMOGNARI Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

In an unexpected move that may have a big impact on transportation, luxury electric car maker Tesla Motors announced in June that it will allow others to freely use its patented...

Viewpoint: For the benefit of N.E. business growth, Congress must renew Export-Import charter

JAMES T. BRETT Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

With some 95 percent of today's consumers beyond our borders, it's difficult not to acknowledge that the United States needs to increase its exports to thrive economically. As consumer...

Why I’m moving my company to downtown Worcester

DAVID CROUCH Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

After six successful years of starting up a business in Northborough, my company is looking to raise money, grow our national client base, build new products and hire young talent, and to...

Viewpoint: Market Basket feud highlights value of listening to workers


As the workers of Market Basket's 71-store grocery chain continue with their demonstrations and consumer boycott against the company, we have to ask: What this is really all about?

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...

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