1. Articles in category: Entrepreneurship

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    1. Dream Weaver

      Dream Weaver

      More than a decade ago, after the downsizing of his family’s business, Serv-U, Steve Rosenkrantz was trying to decide what to do next. He knew he wanted to run his own business, but didn’t know exactly which path to take. He enlisted the help of a company called Entrepreneur’s Source, which links clients with franchises — and the franchise they linked him with was Entrepreneur’s Source. Since then, he’s helped dozens of couples and individuals take charge of their lives and turn dreams into reality.

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    2. Northampton start-up company CitySprout.com combines local food, high tech

      Northampton start-up company CitySprout.com combines local food, high tech

      CitySprout is the brain-child of co-founders Will Trienens, Nathanial Trienens and Gabriel Odess-Gillett, tech savy proponents of the local food movement. The two Trienens, who are cousins, started their own Web company, FuzzProductions.com, before turning their thoughts to food, according to Jesse Mayhew, the spokesman for CitySprout. Nathaniel Trienens makes his home in Brooklyn but the other partners live in Northampton.

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    3. The Keys to Success | BusinessWest

      The Keys to Success | BusinessWest

      This is a classic story of vision and entrepreneurial spirit scripted by a high-school dropout who started working in the HVAC industry and soon, with his wife as a full partner, began exploring ways for the two to work for themselves. They eventually became franchisees with a New Jersey-based outfit called Valet Park International in 1990. When that venture dissolved a few years later, the couple started their own enterprise in 1992 and called it Valley Park of America, a name they plan to fully grow into someday by making it national in scope.

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    4. A Priceless Gift | BusinessWest

      A Priceless Gift | BusinessWest

      It was also a journey she might never have undertaken without the help, support, and guidance she has received from Valley Venture Mentors, or VVM. The Springfield-based group provides critical support to entrepreneurs by linking them to business professionals who act as mentors during structured monthly pitch-and-planning sessions as well as in private meetings between sessions. Although Muehlke had conducted academic research before making the decision to launch her company, the guidance she’s received from the group has been invaluable.

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    5. Franklin County Community Development Corp. in Greenfield has recipe for success for entrepreneurs

      Franklin County Community Development Corp. in Greenfield has recipe for success for entrepreneurs

      Headquartered at 324 Wells St., the Franklin County Community Development Corp. is an economic development non-profit organization that provides comprehensive business development education, access to capital, commercial office and manufacturing space and the Western Massachusetts Food Processing Center, which helps guide specialty food entrepreneurs from the New England region along the path to launch and manufacture food products.

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      Mentions: Greenfield
    6. Valley Venture Mentors accepts four new startups

      Valley Venture Mentors accepts four new startups

      Paul Silva, executive director of Valley Ventures, said he co-founded the program last February along with co-founders Scott Foster, now chairman of the board, and Steve Willis, the lead sponsor of the group. Silva, who runs the angel investment firm River Valley Investors, said all three of the founders had some connection to the UMass-Amherst entrepreneurship program.

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    7. 'Geek Gathering' event planned to give Pioneer Valley techies some face-to-face networking time

      'Geek Gathering' event planned to give Pioneer Valley techies some face-to-face networking time

      They’ve invited entrepreneurs behind the small, but fast-growing, computer and information-technology companies from around the Pioneer Valley as well as college students majoring in computer science and related fields and counselors from college career offices.

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    8. Angel Investors pour capital, ideas into young businesses, entrepreneurs in Western Massachusetts

      Angel Investors pour capital, ideas into young businesses, entrepreneurs in Western Massachusetts

      Allan Blair, the president of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts, says Silva is right on the mark about the improved infrastructure for entrepreneurs in the Pioneer Valley, but he still gives a lot of the credit to Angel Investors.

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    9. Studies reveal Gen-Y's huge entrepreneurial potential

      The other big implication is that economy policies and resources should be geared to supporting this young generation’s entrepreneurial aspirations, instead of trying to keep alive giant corporations that have been the biggest source of job losses – not job creation – for well over a decade now, as shown in the Kauffman Foundation’s landmark study, “The Importance of Startups in Job Creation and Job Destruction.”
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    10. Western New England University students showcase innovation

      Western New England University students showcase innovation
      For some of the students in the Product Innovation and Development class at Western New England University, inspiration came on the football field. For others it came on the factory floor of Lenox American Saw East Longmeadow or on a school-sponsored trip to hospitals in Guatemala.
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    11. Modernist chairs of artist Michael Trebbe of Hampden to adorn Google's new corporate headquarters in Cambridge

      Modernist chairs of artist Michael Trebbe of Hampden to adorn Google's new corporate headquarters in Cambridge
      Google, the Internet powerhouse, has selected the Modernist chairs of artist Michael Trebbe, of Hampden, to adorn their new corporate headquarters in Cambridge. Google has ordered 10 "Painted Loungers" from Trebbe’s company, Trebbe Modern. The dramatic seating, handmade in the Pioneer Valley, was selected to add color and interest to the public spaces of their office suites.
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    12. Idea Mill seminar at Open Square explores whether new industries will create a 'new' Holyoke

      Idea Mill seminar at Open Square explores whether new industries will create a 'new' Holyoke
      “It is people who are creative innovators and people who are interested in urban revitalization,” said organizer Brendan M. Ciecko. “The conference is a really wonderful crossroads of all of that. We’d been having a number of informal meet-ups. I felt there was a lot more potential for a larger event, given the magnitude of the computer center.”
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    13. Interview: Valley Venture Mentors

      Interview: Valley Venture Mentors
      Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) is a mentoring program that helps early-stage entrepreneurs in western Massachusetts launch their companies. These companies are generally in the pre-funding stage, with many unexplored details to consider. The goal is to match each team with appropriate professional mentors to guide them through the process of establishing their business. Mentors have the opportunity to share their expertise and speak from experience, while supporting the young entrepreneurs through various challenges.
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