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Funding a startup begins with the basics


Long before a startup gets its first customer, the founders are thinking about solving a problem and dominating their market by releasing their disruptive product into the world.

101: Managing meetings


We've all attended them, been late for them, led them and daydreamed during them. We're talking about meetings.

Before you open the hot new restaurant...


These days, everyone seems to be talking about the Worcester Dining Renaissance. But before you jump into the sizzling Worcester restaurant scene, take a step back to think about key legal...

10 things I know about … Protecting business IP

Ping Hu |

There are patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Each type applies to some situations, but not others. Choosing the right type of protection is critical.

How to stand out in an RFP situation

Ken Cook |

Have you ever responded to an RFP? A tedious process, to put it mildly.

Column: When facing addiction, how communities can build resilience

Dr. Romas Buivydas |

The misuse of prescription opioids and heroin use is one of the most significant health threats today, but there are steps any community can take.

101: Managerial missteps


Here are three things to keep in mind as a manager, to ensure you are doing the best you can for yourself and your team.

Who’s got your back?


Businesses benefit in countless ways from having a board of advisors.

10 Things I know about … Text message marketing

Dan Slavin |

SMS (text messaging) is a powerful and often overlooked marketing tool able to increase retailer's foot traffic and enhance basket size, though it's not limited to only retailers.

Entrepreneurship isn't wonderful all the time

In almost seven years total of business, I have seen my afternoon hobby blossom into a flourishing company.

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