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Staples launches business loans service

Emily Micucci |

Staples has partnered with financial technology firm Lendio to deliver lending services to small businesses, according to a company statement released Wednesday.

Sudbury health care cloud company closes $1.1M Series A round

Emily Micucci |

Keeping patients out of the hospital after they're released is a top priority for hospitals today.

There's an art to the online survey

Christina Davis |

The Internet has brought great things: cute cat videos, auto-tuned memes, and online survey tools. While the first two in that brief list aren't going to help your business in any way, the third one...

Hamid Mohaghegh has built and grown a chain of independent pharmacies in an industry dominated by big chains

Emily Micucci |

Hamid Mohaghegh has successfully stood up to the big-pharmacy players in growing his independent Central Massachusetts chain, Family Pharmacy Inc., over the last 15 years. While independent...

Small-business optimism faltered in Jan.

Sam Bonacci |

After two consecutive months of strong optimism among small business owners, January saw a drop amid concerns about short-term business conditions, according to a key small-business association.

Rotmans leader launches new firm

The head of Rotmans Furniture in Worcester has launched a Boston-based distribution company that aims to sell eco-friendly materials and components for the home furnishings, apparel and other markets.

New life on tap for Framingham's old Dennison complex?

Emily Micucci |

Town officials are intrigued by a proposal to expand Framingham's only brewery, Jack's Abby Brewing, inside a building formerly occupied Dennison Manufacturing Co., the paper products manufacturer...

Ashland firm, WPI collaborate on stem-cell treatment

Emily Micucci |

Ashland-based NuVascular Technologies Inc. said it has obtained exclusive licensing rights to commercialize a stem cell device that allows the heart to repair itself and improve its functions in as...

Report: Small business job growth lags general economy

Small businesses across the country posted employment gains in December despite experiencing a recovery that’s slower than the rest of the economy, according to research by the software...

Gardner web designer buys Leominster firm

Rick Saia |

Web and graphic design services provider Agape Creative of Leominster has been acquired by InConcert Web Solutions of Gardner, InConcert announced today. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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