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SJC asked to weigh in on House-Senate tax dispute

Andy Metzger STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The Massachusetts House on Friday asked the state's highest court to weigh in on whether the Senate abided by the constitution in proposing to freeze the income tax rate and add a tobacco tax through...

5 ways to keep your best people

RYAN SUTTON Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

If your company is benefiting from the upswing in the U.S. economy, you might want to look at how you can reward your top performers. A recent Accountemps survey of more than 2,000 chief...

ACA exemption can help small businesses in Mass.

Gov. Charlie Baker is taking the right course of action in seeking an exemption from the Affordable Care Act, an exemption that can help the state's small businesses.

Boots to bootstrapping: Military vets find host of resources to succeed in business

BY LIVIA GERSHON Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

The transition from military to civilian life is a notoriously tough one, but many veterans have a set of skills that's well suited to running a business. And there are a number of public- and...

Briefing: Marlborough woos Hologic

Marlborough's growing reputation as a magnet for companies strengthened this month with news that Hologic Inc. wants to move its headquarters 32 miles southwest from Bedford. Read more about the...

Making room - and living space - for the arts in Worcester, Fitchburg

Sam Bonacci |

Some of the most dynamic cities in the United States rely on a strong core of artists to boost their image and add an element of desirability that’s missing from other...

More help on the way for small businesses

Sam Bonacci |

Former State Treasurer Steven Grossman, now CEO for a Boston-based nonprofit organization that aims to revitalize urban economies through business and job development, is leading the charge for...

New college grads head off into a more robust job market

Carol McDonald |

Now that colleges have bid adieu to their latest crops of graduating seniors, the job market the grads face is the best in years, experts say.

Old skills in a new era: Entrepreneurs ply industrial-era crafts and trades

Sam Bonacci |

With most consumer markets populated by mass-produced items that are cookie-cutter images of each other, entrepreneurs in Worcester are capitalizing on goods that emphasize customization and...

Planting the seeds of a new business

(Editor's Note: Inspiration and Innovation, which focuses on entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship, is a new column written by Jeff Schiebe that will run in every other edition of the Worcester...

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