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Worcester small business microloan center to open

Sam Bonacci |

The South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) is set to open a new center in Worcester on Wednesday that will provide low-interest microloans to small businesses and underserved entrepreneurs...

Foreign-born business owners boost Worcester

Laura Finaldi |

Worcester's foreign born population is making its mark in the city's business community.

Embracing foreign-born Central Mass. residents

In an election year where fear-mongering and playing off people's biases have seemed to rule the day – we've recently observed a sensible, intelligent approach to one of the...

Marlborough launches small business loans

Sam Bonacci |

The Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has launched the Marlborough Area Community Loan Fund aimed at supporting local economic development through lending to small businesses.

Women’s business center moves to Westborough

The nonprofit Center for Women & Enterprise is relocating its Central Massachusetts branch from Worcester to Westborough.

$100K challenge to boost biotech and medical device start-ups

Sam Bonacci |

The University of Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) has kicked off its fifth annual $100,000 challenge to showcase the innovative ideas of early-stage medical device, diagnostic...

Apps not always the best mobile solution

Laura Finaldi |

As mobile phones and tablets start to become the Internet device of choice, Central Massachusetts businesses are finding new ways to reach their customers and realizing there are more options than...

North County chamber to finance small biz growth

Roy Nascimento took over as leader of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce one year ago, succeeding David L. McKeehan, the North Central chamber's only chief executive since its...

AbbVie hepatitis drug granted priority review

Worcester pharmaceutical firm AbbVie has received priority review status from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for its drug meant to treat those suffering from chronic hepatitis C virus.

Area colleges focus on big data

Laura Finaldi |

Before he was a management professor at Nichols College, Leonard Samborowski worked for the head of army intelligence at the Pentagon, where he used data analytics to predict the outcome of possible...

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