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Will new sick-time law cause headaches?

LIVIA GERSHON SPECIAL TO THE WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL |

Brendan O'Connor, the owner of O'Connors Restaurant in Worcester, isn't upset that the state will make his business offer paid sick days to all employees starting July 1. It will mean higher costs...

Worcester retailer takes over Sharks Pro Shop space in DCU Center

Sam Bonacci |

The DCU Center retail space on Commercial Street formerly used as the pro shop of the Worcester Sharks will soon house Worcester Wares, a sell of “all things Worcester,” according to the...

Mass. lags in growth of women-owned businesses

A recent report ranked Massachusetts 34th in the nation when it comes to growth of women-owned businesses in the last 18 years.

2015 Central Mass Family Business Awards - Fuller Automotive

BY TARYN PLUMB SPECIAL TO THE WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL |

Fuller Automotive of Auburn knows cars. Now in its fourth generation, the company has been around for nearly as long as gas-powered vehicles have been.

World Energy founder acquires 4 dry cleaning stores

Mansfield Holdings Group LLC of Worcester, led by the founder of a city-based energy services company, has purchased Lapels Dry Cleaning stores in Boston, Cambridge, Natick and Needham.

Report: Mass. business confidence slides for 2nd straight month

The Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) Business Confidence Index fell again in May, its second consecutive monthly decline after reaching a 10-year high in March.

Top SBA lenders in Central Mass. *

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Running Start joins coworking network

Worcester’s Running Start has joined the Workbar Network, allowing its members to use space in six different locations in Massachusetts.

Boots to bootstrapping: Military vets find host of resources to succeed in business

BY LIVIA GERSHON Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

The transition from military to civilian life is a notoriously tough one, but many veterans have a set of skills that's well suited to running a business. And there are a number of public- and...

More help on the way for small businesses

Sam Bonacci |

Former State Treasurer Steven Grossman, now CEO for a Boston-based nonprofit organization that aims to revitalize urban economies through business and job development, is leading the charge for...

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