Browse Stories (21 total)

Restaurants Struggling to Find Help.pdf
Restaurants describe their struggle to find help as customer traffic increases due to COVID-19 restrictions becoming increasingly relaxed.
Created By: Kate Benoit; Contributed By: Kate Benoit
Date: 04/02/2021

295 Businesses Receive $14.6 Million in State Grants.pdf
Gov. Charlie Baker describes funding grant's small businesses around MA have recieved due to COVID-19.
Created By: This Week in Worcester; Contributed By: This Week in Worcester
Date: 03/25/2021

Some Central Mass. businesses experience unexpected boon during COVID-19 - News - - Worcester, MA.pdf
While many small businesses struggled during COVID-19, Alan Levine elaborates on how his appliance business has thrived during the pandemic.
Created By: Emily Gowdey-Backus
Date: 05/17/2020

Report_ 37% of Mass. small businesses have closed _ Worcester Business Journal.pdf
This report highlights that approximately 37% of small businesses in Massachusetts closed shop during the pandemic. With the commercial influence Worcester has, many of these businesses are certainly local small businesses who couldn't keep up with…
Created By: Monica Bush
Date: 12/02/2020

Small Business Development Center _ Clark University.pdf
Clark University's Small Business Development Center is one example of the local resources small businesses can use to aid them in their struggles throughout the pandemic. They also offer resources on how to start a small business as well as loan…
Created By: Clark University

BID asks for artists to decorate empty Worcester storefronts _ Worcester Business Journal.pdf
The Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District is making strides towards improving the downtown business scene. They are hosting a contest where users can submit designs which will subsequently be put up on storefronts to decorate the area.…
Created By: Monica Busch
Date: 04/15/2021

Worcester chamber launches pro-Worcester commercial _ Worcester Business Journal.pdf
The Worcester-Regional Chamber of Commerce is in the final stages of putting together a commercial to promote the downtown Worcester area and encourage viewers to come visit and support the area. It encourages viewers to take their funds and point…
Created By: Worcester-Regional Chamber of Commerce
Date: 04/19/2021

Becker College latest small private college to close doors.pdf
Becker College announced a few weeks ago that it is slated to close in the coming months. This is just another landmark that brought different people to the local Worcester area, and with its closing will come less traffic to the downtown area.…
Created By: Emma Whitford
Date: 03/30/2021

A year into COVID, Worcester County small businesses revenue down 51% _ Worcester Business Journal.pdf
This article presents some data to put into perspective just how much local businesses are struggling through the pandemic. Seeing the revenue figures, which are recent numbers, should insight motivation to go out and support those who are…
Created By: Grant Welker; Contributed By: Grant Welker
Date: 03/12/2021

Small Business Owners Are Retiring, And Millennials May Not Fill The Gap On America's Main Street — _ The FundingNavigator℠.pdf
This article explains how many small businesses are being forced to shut down. However, with the coming domiance of internet retail, there is concern over whether new small businesses will emerge in the future. Given the threats dwelling from the…
Created By: Joseph Coughlin
Date: 09/2018
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