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Worcester tops N.E. cities for starting a business

Rick Saia |

Worcester is the best city in New England to start a business, but not necessarily one of the best among the largest cities in the United States, according to a national survey released Monday.

Worcester lays foundation for young entrepreneurs

Sam Bonacci |

Inside a former mill building in Worcester, a potentially new wave of businesses toils away. One has launched a new way to read the news while another is honing a robotic wok. These entrepreneurs are...

Blasts from dining past Edgemere, Wonder Bar, are back


Longtime Central Massachusetts residents looking for a dash of nostalgia with their omelet or pizza have a lot to smile about this year. Last fall, Shrewsbury's Edgemere Diner, a classic New England...

Ashland biotech firm plans new clinical trials, second spin-off

Emily Micucci |

Ashland biomedical device maker BioSurfaces Inc. has kept a relatively low profile through much of its 12-year history. But new developments are creating some noteworthy buzz for the small company...

Survey: Over 25% of small businesses not on web

Sam Bonacci |

More than one in four small businesses don’t have websites, according to the results of a survey that also revealed that small firms have some catching up to do in reaching mobile users in the...

Kickstarter offers funding jolt to Central Mass. ventures

Sam Bonacci |

Robert Crowley didn't think there was enough support to re-create the recipe for large-format instant film that was lost with the fold of Polaroid, but a Kickstarter campaign proved him wrong. The...

Fresh Beginnings

The Lawn Doctor has started service in MetroWest and Worcester County. The franchise is owned by Jeff Angus and Glenn Farrell, who operate the Lawn Doctor of Fairfield...

SnapChef founder snaps up SBA honor

Carol McDonald |

Todd Snopkowski of Holden, founder and president of SnapChef Culinary Training and Staffing, has been named the 2015 Small Business Person of the Year for Massachusetts by the U.S. Small Business...

$1M small business snow relief loan program begins

Sam Bonacci |

The Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) issued its first snowstorm loan Tuesday from a fund that has up to $1 million available to small businesses across the state.

Peterson Oil property changes hands

Central Mass Landscapes has purchased 7 Clapp St. in Worcester from Peterson Oil Co.

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