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  • Shop Talk
    Shop Talk

    Q&A: Shirley marketing firm seeks to delight clients

    Laurie Busby grew up in advertising, starting out at a Worcester agency before working for larger companies, but she settled back into an agency job when the formerly named firm James & Matthew hired her a decade ago.

  • Sulmasy prohibited from Nichols College contact, as Coast Guard Academy bars him from campus amid investigation

    Timothy Doyle

    Nichols College has asked its president to stay away from all college personnel as it looks into an increasing number of allegations against him as part of a CNN report into improprieties at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, where he is also barred.

  • Advice

    Overcoming imposter syndrome

    Bob Martel

    Many successful people struggle with the persistent feeling of being an intellectual fraud despite evidence to the contrary. Imposter syndrome often stems from deep-seated insecurities:

  • Advice

    101: Scaling up

    Susan Shalhoub

    The startup phase always seems to get all the hype: It’s the sexy, entrepreneurial, begins-in-the-garage, idea stage of a company’s early beginnings. But when things ramp up and scale up, discipline kicks in.

  • Advice

    5 things I know about ... Partnering with distributors

    David Oliva

    Here are some worthwhile areas of focus related to forming and growing mutually beneficial distributor relationships.

  • Advice

    Legal details can make or break cannabis startups

    Danielle Jurema Lederman

    The streets may not necessarily be paved with gold for cannabis entrepreneurs, but they are filled with regulations.

  • Opinion

    A Thousand Words: The migrant workforce

    Ramón L. Sandoval

    Gov. Maura Healey has requested work authorization for immigrants in Massachusetts among critical workforce shortages.

  • Opinion

    Viewpoint: We are Leominster strong

    Lauren Howe

    As a communications professional, I have experienced my fair share of crises, but none this close to home.

  • Editorial

    Editorial: Ensure the golden goose keeps laying eggs

    Not that long ago, Worcester felt like a development desert. Coming out of the Great Recession and into the early 2010s, proposals for new multi-family and commercial developments were few and far between, to the point when the 368-unit 145 Front at City Square opened downtown in 2018, it was seen as both a risky endeavor and cause for celebration.

  • Movers & Shakers
    Movers & Shakers

    Movers & Shakers for Oct. 2, 2023

    People are on the move at Fidelity Bank, Kelleher & Sadowsky Associates, and Milford Regional Physician Group.

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Today's Poll

Would you want your children following in your professional footsteps?
Poll Description

Massachusetts has the second smallest percentage of family-owned businesses in the country, according to an OnDeck analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2023 Annual Business Survey. The analysis showed 21.87% of Massachusetts businesses are family-owned.

The power of family-owned operations is found in the numbers. Research performed by Family Enterprise USA reports 74% of family-owned businesses have been operating for more than 30 years.  

Even when families don’t work together running a business, many professionals hope to see their children following in their career footsteps, creating a lineage of those in the same profession and fostering the camaraderie that comes with.