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10 things I know about... Small business lending


If you are thinking about starting a business or obtaining capital for your small business, many organizations in Central Mass. can help.

Atlas distributes world's best beer

In the last four years, Atlas has grown its employee base from 170 to 225 – including having a 25-percent minority workforce – while being appointed to represent major beer brands in...

Sutton biz owner joins national small business discussion

The owner of a folk art company in Sutton joined Congressman Jim McGovern in Washington on Tuesday to discuss his needs as a small business owner with a congressional committee.

Local companies win Mass. SBA honors

An abrasives maker and an information-technology solutions provider were both recognized as businesses of the year from the Massachusetts branch of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the agency...

Business booming again at Precision

Precision Engineering had a tough year last year. However, things have started picking up again at Precision, and since November, the company has been hiring and adding new customers.

Southbridge credit union wants to expand members' horizons

As part of Kate Alexander's desire to create a more sustainable, community-centric Southbridge Credit Union – increasing its $175 million in assets currently under management – she is...

Opinion: Worcester's women entrepreneurs need to stop sailing solo


You're going to need your crew to stay afloat. Trust me.

Working effectively with your accountant


Business owners can often feel judged and shamed for not doing things correctly. This is a natural feeling to be avoided with a few simple steps to ensure the relationship with your accountant is...

House speaker opposes potential sales tax reduction

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House Speaker Robert DeLeo said lowering the tax rate now, after a prolonged recovery, would put Massachusetts in a "precarious financial situation."

Templeton child care center gets $40k microloan

Little Explorers Child Care Center in Templeton has received a nearly $40,000 microloan from the North Central Massachusetts Development Corp. to purchase its building.

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