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College collaboration leads to self-insurance savings

Sam Bonacci |

One year ago, when Worcester Polytechnic Institute dove into the high-risk, high-reward world of self-insurance, it hoped the gamble would pay off enough to keep tuition in check.

In bank mergers, culture trumps strategy

Sam Bonacci |

When Barre Savings Bank President and CEO Guy Boyer went looking for a partner bank to merge with, it was the culture of Fidelity Bank, headquartered in Leominster, that drove his final decision, not...

Who's the boss?


Companies using temporary workers and franchises will face a multitude of new legal and labor issues, now that the National Labor Relations Board has called into question who actually employs those...

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.

Craft brewers’ battle with distributors continues


The overflow crowd spilled out of a State House hearing room and into the hallway on Tuesday as lawmakers weighed a bill that supporters say would level the playing field for small beer brewers, but...

MassEcon hears pitches from a mix of MetroWest businesses

How do you measure the economic impact of a business?

Survey: Economy a big worry for small businesses

A recent survey has found that while the majority of small business owners in the country are bullish on their own prospects for the remainder of the year, they have major concerns about the overall...

Leominster limousine firm picks up Boxborough firm

All Points Limousine of Leominster has acquired All Seasons Limousine of Boxborough. The deal nearly doubles the size of All Points, and the company said it expects to add a half-dozen or so new...

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