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Ashland spin-off to commercialize nanotechnology for heart, kidney disease

Emily Micucci |

An Ashland company has created a spinoff to commercialize medical devices that use nanotechnology to treat patients with heart and kidney disease.

Accounting firms merge

John Agoglia |

The certified public accounting firms of Ganley, P.C. of Framingham and Needham-based Bonanno, Savino & Davies, P.C. have merged and will operate under the new moniker of Bonanno, Savino, Davies &...

Babson study: VC for female entrepreneurs still lags

Emily Micucci |

Women have made strides in raising venture capital in the last 15 years, but a wide gender gap persists, according to a Babson College study on the topic.

Helping startups thrive pays off for the entire community

RYAN LEARY Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Worcester has potential to put itself on the map of the startup world, but there is some discussion about what it takes, how it gets done and how important to the city it really is.

Auburn security company acquired

John Agoglia |

American Alarm and Communications of Arlington has completed its acquisition of Auburn-based Brothers Security Systems, the company said Thursday. The value of the deal was not disclosed.

House advances limits on teen indoor tanning


The Massachusetts House on Tuesday advanced a bill, passed last month by the Senate, that would restrict indoor tanning for teenagers.

Local accounting firms to merge

John Agoglia |

In a move to broaden its reach into the non-profit sector, certified professional accountant Robert C. Alario of Leominster has announced a merger with Worcester-based accounting firm P.L. Jones &...

Less economic uncertainty leads to more hope for small businesses

RICHARD C. LORD Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Five years after the Great Recession officially ended, small employers in Massachusetts are suddenly feeling better about business conditions and prospects. The Associated Industries of...

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4 guidelines that can turn startups into thriving businesses

The Rainmaker Ken Cook |

There's a great deal of energy and resources being directed today toward startups and fostering startup cultures. Startups are energizing. They attract investment capital. They use...

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