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Running Start joins coworking network

Worcester’s Running Start has joined the Workbar Network, allowing its members to use space in six different locations in Massachusetts.

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...

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...

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...

Chamber-led effort honors 12 startups

A dozen area startups, representing five Worcester colleges, have won memberships in a new program designed to launch new businesses.

The entrepreneur's path from concept to investment

A passion can develop into a business plan. But the steps in between are very critical, Ken Cook writes.

Medical firms sweep Venture Forum contest

Sam Bonacci |

Medical companies swept The Venture Forum's Five-Minute Pitch Contest Tuesday night, with the producer of a “smart pancreas” taking home $3,500 in prizes.

Ex-T&G employee raising funds for newspaper startup

Sam Bonacci |

A former Telegram and Gazette employee is looking to online fundraiser KickStarter to fund a Worcester newspaper that will be available online and in print.

From interior design to medical devices, local entrepreneur secures 4th patent

Emily Micucci |

A few years ago, Jennifer Davagian Ensign was a master seamstress, running a custom interior design business in Sudbury. Today, she's the CEO of a Concord-based medical device company that holds...

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