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$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.

Staples survey shows small-business optimism

The majority of small business leaders, 87 percent, are optimistic about the year ahead, according to a recent Staples’ small business survey conducted online by Research Now.

Hudson lumber firm sold to Koopman

A 128-year-old family-owned lumber company in Hudson has been sold to Koopman Lumber of Whitinsville and now bears the Koopman name.

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...

2015 Business Leaders of the Year: Hamid Mohaghegh, Family Pharmacy Inc. & Medserv International

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.

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