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  • Advice
    Advice

    Black History Month will be necessary until it isn’t

    Bonnie J. Walker

    For heritage months to go away, all individuals from all backgrounds must be centered in the American narrative.

  • Advice
    Advice

    101: Avoiding the pitfalls of workplace friendship

    Emily Micucci

    Let’s be honest: Work would be pretty boring if we didn’t have people we looked forward to seeing Monday through Friday. Yet in a place of business, special care must be taken not to become too casual or cliquey with colleagues.

  • Advice
    Advice

    7 Things you need to do ... For your service-based business

    Tara Ostromecky

    I often find myself saying “I wish I had a guide for all the things I learned in my first full year of entrepreneurship the day I started my business full time.” This, my friend, is just that, for you.

  • Advice
    Advice

    Evolving workplace expectations and the demand for new weight-loss drugs

    Chrystine M. Heier

    Employers have made significant investments in employee health and wellness to curb healthcare costs, improve productivity, enhance employee well-being, and increase employee retention and attraction. Today, employees are looking well beyond traditional wellness programs and incentives.

  • Editorial
    Editorial

    Editorial: Preserve the Canal District magic

    While it’s hard to argue against Polar Park’s economic impact on the neighborhood, the Worcester Red Sox will be the first to admit the Canal District was already trending upward as a funky urban center before they decided to move.

  • Opinion
    Opinion

    Viewpoint: Advancing wellness in the post-COVID workplace

    Valerie Wedge

    Employers who have invested in a comprehensive, holistic mental and physical wellness program find this approach has helped foster a positive work culture, a diverse workforce, and an inclusive environment valuing the organization’s greatest asset: its employees.

  • Opinion
    Opinion

    A Thousand Words: Saint Vincent's regulatory troubles

    Ramón L. Sandoval

    Following complaints by nurses, the nonprofit accrediting organization The Joint Commission says Saint Vincent Hospital needs to provide evidence of quality of care in order to keep its voluntarily accreditation.

  • Editorial
    Editorial

    From the Editor: Polar Park, following the numbers

    We weren’t being anti-Worcester. We were just following the research. For the latest analysis on the Polar Park project, WBJ has some new research, showing how property values have risen drastically since 2021.

  • Movers & Shakers
    Movers & Shakers

    Movers & Shakers for March 18, 2024

    Central Massachusetts professionals are being hired and promoted at organizations like ERA Key Realty Services, Fidelity Bank, and Rollstone Bank & Trust.

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Today's Poll

Would you want your children following in your professional footsteps?
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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.