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Startups, unicorns and realistic expectations

Ken Cook |

I am a fan of startups and entrepreneurism, having worked with them my entire professional career. I've written books for them, built businesses around them and through Inc. Magazine consulted with...

Worcester startup groups join forces for WPI forum

Worcester nonprofit The Venture Forum and networking community VentureMeets have teamed up to put on a Dec. 8 event at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Worcester receives $15K to design food jobs program

Carol McDonald |

Worcester has received $15,000 towards helping emerging food entrepreneurs and small food retailers, and thus area unemployment, according to the Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC).

Lawrence lives her dream and grows it

Susan Lawrence is co-owner of Pepper's Fine Catering in Northborough, having realized a lifelong dream to open her own food business.

Assumption grad to star on 'Shark Tank'

Sam Bonacci |

A graduate of Assumption College and Massachusetts entrepreneur will appear on national television when he makes his pitch in front of a panel of judges on ABC's 'Shark Tank' later this month.

Chamber's StartUP Worcester gearing up for 2016

Carol McDonald |

StartUp Worcester — The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce's Higher Education-Business Partnership — says its first year was a success and it's getting ready to encourage a new group...

Coming to the DCU: Figs & Pigs eatery

Carol McDonald |

Chef and cooking instructor Candace M. Murphy of Worcester has been chosen to run the DCU Center's new eatery, which officials say will open next month.

Pitching for success


A common problem that I see with entrepreneurs of all ages or stages of development is the inability to present or pitch properly. From young entrepreneurs in the undergraduate and MBA programs at...

Facebook to host business 'boot camp'

Social-media giant Facebook is coming to Boston next week to host a program designed to help businesses grow.

Worcester library series focuses on entrepreneurship

Through a free, four-part series on entrepreneurship, the Worcester Public Library is offering a way to explore becoming your own boss.

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