Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Wednesday, May 15
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses in Westford and elsewhere with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
It might not be cupcake related, but just like the trend earlier this year, Laura Floyd hopes to strike out on her own and help local moms with their party planning.
2012 has been a year of entrepreneurship in Westford, and now another Westford mom is looking to start her own business focused on planning parties for children. Laura Floyd Events, which opened this month, is the brain child of Westford mom Laura Floyd. After leaving the Wellington Management Group in 2004 to start a family, Floyd began to throw parties for her three girls and their friends. After awhile, her parties began to gain the attention of fellow parents, enough so that it seemed like a good idea for a business. “I saw so many parents working flat out during the week to make a great life for their kids. When it came time to throw a birthday party, they’d get overwhelmed with the details involved," she said. "I wanted to give …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Here are a few stories from Patches throughout northeastern Massachustts on what's going on in the world of small business.
Have you noticed a new store while driving around recently? Patch loves small business and we try to cover every new opening. Here is a look at some recent business openings and happenings. Have you noticed a new shop and have been wondering what it is? Leave us a note in the comment section and we will check it out. ANDOVER The Stride Rite shoe store closed down roughly a year ago and the unit at 27 Main Street has sat vacant alongside the several other empty storefronts in the area, including the J.L. Coombs a few doors down. But eclectic gift shop Sense of Wonder will be opening up a store in the unit soon. Sense of Wonder specifically sells products and crafts purchased from the little guy. Specifically, Sense of Wonder hopes to open…
Sunday, November 27, 2011
The Warren Group announced a jump in foreclosure petitions, which they describe as healthy for the Real Estate market. However, that jump was not seen in Westford.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
According to recently released data from the Warren Group, it appears that Massachusetts may be sliding from its recent trend of fewer foreclosures, but Westford's foreclosure rate is continuing to drop. The report announced that foreclosure petitions increased 5.9 percent comparing the months of October 2011 and 2010, the first time foreclosure petitions increased in the Commonwealth since August 2010. So far in 2011, petitions are down nearly 52 percent, but the recent rise may actually be an indicator of a positive economic trend according to Warren Group CEO Timothy Warren Jr. "A rise in foreclosures is troubling for distressed homeowners, but in this case it's a positive signal that the backlog of foreclosures on bank's books is …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Business hours for nearly 100 places all over Westford.
We found approximately 100 business hours here in Westford for Black Friday. If we missed any, let us know in the comments!
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
We checked to see what's closed and open in Westford on Thanksgiving, and we'd love your feedback!
We looked around town for store hours of local businesses on Thanksgiving, but we definitely weren't able to get everything. If we missed your business, or you see something we need to update here, please add it in the comments. We'll also have store hours for local businesses on Black Friday morning as well.
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Monday, November 21, 2011
Westford gas prices observed on Nov. 21.
All photos were taken on November 11. Prices may change day to day. According to AAA, the current average price for regular unleaded gas in the state of Massachusetts is $3.40 per gallon. All prices are per gallon.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
The Technology Park East-based company named Prakash Iyer, a veteran of Motorola, Lucent and other tech companies, as their new Vice President of Products
Sunday, November 20, 2011
The following is a released statement. Aylus Networks(TM), the leading provider of infrastructure software for enabling video communication services over mobile and between network-based and OTT video calling services, have announced the appointment of Prakash Iyer as their new VP of Products. Prakash Iyer brings to Aylus Networks almost 20 years of experience in mobile, digital media, Internet and telecom technologies, as well as the management of local and remote engineering teams. "We are pleased to welcome Prakash to our management team," said Mark Edwards, CEO of Aylus Networks. "Prakash has a very strong background in developing highly scalable and high-availability switching software, as well as mobile software for client and server…
The Carlisle Road-based company has announced an alliance with several companies as part of their OneVantage product.
The following is a press release. Verivue, Inc. announced that it will join forces with video industry leaders Itaas, RGB Networks and Verimatrix to deliver a fully integrated solution to network operators seeking to deploy a live multiscreen TV Everywhere service. Verivue is offering its OneVantage content delivery solution, which when used in conjunction with RGB Networks' multiscreen transcoding and packaging solution, with DRM from Verimatrix and mobile client application and services from Itaas, provides Multiple System Operators (MSO) a fully integrated, best-of-breed solution for delivering both live and on-demand TV Everywhere services. Complementing the individual components from each vendor, Itaas provides the skilled network …