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Worcester County rated low for small biz friendliness

Sam Bonacci |

A national survey of small business owners has found that Worcester County is perceived to be among the least friendly areas in the nation for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

How entrepreneurs can think like a “Shark Tank” shark

By Ken Cook |

Rainmaker Ken Cook walks through how entrepreneurs can approach their investments like the judges on "Shark Tank."

Rothschild seeks small manufacturers for Worcester

Steven Rothschild is building the Armory Business Center in the South Worcester Industrial Park where he hopes to attract small manufacturers and other industrial users.

Biotech is putting people to work in the Central Mass. 100


Many of the top 100 employers in Central Massachusetts are from the state's biotech industry.

Clark's Small Business Development Center recognized for service

Sam Bonacci |

Clark University’s Central Regional Small Business Development Center has been named the winner of the 2016 SBDC Service Center Excellence and Innovation Award for Massachusetts.

Region's incubators driven by startup culture

Laura Finaldi |

Central Massachusetts' rapidly growing startup and craftsman culture has created a need for more collaborative spaces, like incubators, accelerators and coworking spaces.

Growth in craft beer market turns local brewers into leaders

Sam Bonacci |

Breweries are the epitome of startup businesses, growing out of the passion of a brewer, but local brewers are rapidly having to become executives as their businesses grow.

Worcester startup Skyscope acquired; to remain in the city

Sam Bonacci |

Skyscope, a Worcester startup focused on video production, was acquired by a Newburyport public relations firm Tuesday and will remain operating in the city with all its employees.

Worcester CleanTech Incubator launches

Laura Finaldi |

The Worcester CleanTech Incubator formally launched on Thursday as part of an all-day energy conference hosted by the Northeast Clean Energy Council.

Tapping Worcester's innovative potential

Laura Finaldi |

Even though there is no traditional pass to entrepreneurship, one such as Ja-Nae Duane's that includes professional opera and writing is notable.

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