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Six considerations when seeking angel investors

Ken Cook |

Angel investors will rarely put money into a pure startup operation.

Worcester officials push for immigrant protections

Zachary Comeau |

State and local organizations and institutions are calling for protections to thousands of young undocumented immigrants who were previously safe from deportation thanks to Deferred Action for...

Be a social business


Social problems, across the street and around the globe, become more pressing and widespread as our world grows.

Marijuana industry awaits as state regulators gear up

State House News Service |

As the state builds its regulatory framework for the new legal marijuana industry, businesses and entrepreneurs are chomping at the bit to do business here.

Three basics for a gig entrepreneur

Ken Cook |

Successful gig entrepreneurs usually have three things in common: clarity of concept and execution, value people pay for, and focus on relationships.

40 Under Forty: Giselle Rivera-Flores

Winner of the StartUp Worcester award, Rivera-Flores quit the corporate world in 2015 to start her own businesses: The Learning Hub, offering low-cost tutoring and free classes in STEAM...

Craft brewing booming in Central Mass. amid sustainability concerns

Zachary Comeau |

Despite the congenial attitude among Central Mass. breweries, the statewide industry association is worried growth may become unsustainable.

Baker appoints pot advisory board members

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday morning announced his picks for the Cannabis Advisory Board, the 25-member panel that will examine marijuana regulation, finalizing the first piece of pot bureaucracy.

Viewpoint: Incubators need local support


The strength of an incubator is the community it supports and the engagement of strategic partners, entrepreneurs and mentors.

Immigrant entrepreneurship program facing 25% cut

State House News Service |

A state program launched under Gov. Mitt Romney that targets the "racial wealth gap" by boosting immigrant entrepreneurs and rural economies faces a 25 percent funding cut in the budget that Gov.

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