Archive | February, 2010

OPINION

New Economy, Old Economy, and Business Costs Policymakers in Boston and Washington love to paint new-economy jobs as an economic panacea, immune to high taxes, staggering electricity costs, and bureaucratic regulation. They tout — and often subsidize — ‘industries of the future,’ while raising costs for the industries of the present that employ the majority […]

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Check This Out The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Mass. gives grants to nonprofits in the area that help children, and recently, $4,000 was awarded to Link to Libraries based in East Longmeadow. Here, Janet Crimmins, co-founder of Link to Libraries, receives the check at ceremonies at Pottenger School in Springfield, which […]

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The State Must Be More Business-friendly

There were interesting comments coming out of Boston last week concerning state government and what it can do to help businesses navigate their way through this recession and into calmer waters. All we can say is that we hope there is action to back up the words. In interviews with the Boston Globe, Gov. Deval […]

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Entrepreneurs of Necessity

Entrepreneurs of Necessity

A Sagging Economy, Other Forces Push Some into Business Ownership Making the transition from employee to business owner is usually a scary proposition. What’s prompting more people to take such a plunge is the realization that the corporate world is no less scary and, in many ways, even less secure. But whether one chooses this […]

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