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2016 ballot initiative would legalize marijuana

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

A proposed 2016 ballot law would allow adults 21 and older in Massachusetts to legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana and authorize marijuana retail outlets, and cultivation and testing...

The 3-step guide to conducting effective market research

BY JEFF SCHIEBE |

Thorough market research is essential to the success of new products or services. In an entrepreneurial environment, it's even more crucial as resources are scarce and time to market is critical.

Want your business to thrive and grow? Know your numbers

Every business has one, two or three numbers that serve as clear indicators of how it's doing. Every successful entrepreneur knows what those numbers are and diligently tracks them.

Entrepreneurs find farmers markets a good early test of product demand

Sam Bonacci |

When Robert Fecteau wanted to test the market for his own bread recipes while working for Five Loaves Bakery in Spencer, he didn't turn to his own storefront or online sales. Rather, he brought his...

New entrepreneurs win chance to pitch for angel money

BY ALANNA MORIARTY |

For nine lucky first-time entrepreneurs, July 14 could be the day their dreams are realized. For the third summer, Hopkinton-based science and technology incubator TechSandBox will give them a chance...

Domaleski, founder and builder of World Energy Solutions, embraces broad approach in latest venture

BY CHRISTINA P. O'NEILL SPECIAL TO THE WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL |

Find a need and fill it. Find a product and improve it. Add value and make money doing it. That's Richard Domaleski's strategy for the company he founded in 2012, Worcester-based Mansfield Holdings...

The four tests that can take your idea from fantasy to reality

BY JEFF SCHIEBE |

All too often, entrepreneurs move quickly to spend precious resources that they don't have to launch a product they believe is perfect into a market they're convinced is huge. And they do this...

Mass. lags in growth of women-owned businesses

A recent report ranked Massachusetts 34th in the nation when it comes to growth of women-owned businesses in the last 18 years.

Becker effort represents boost for ‘good’ business

In some circles big business has taken it on the chin for the widening income disparity between CEO pay and the pay of regular working-class employees in the United States. That...

Virgin Pulse raises $92 million

Framingham’s Virgin Pulse, which helps companies improve the well-being of their employees, has raised $92 million in additional funding.

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