Helping immigrant businesses: Foreign-born entrepreneurs aren’t as familiar with their available resources

Full and original article posted on Worcester Business Journal

When the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and the city of Worcester held a focus group for immigrant businesses this summer, they found many foreign-born entrepreneurs weren’t as connected as they could be to resources and had a hard time navigating the agencies available to help them.

“It’s a big part of the business community in our region,” said Karen Pelletier, the chamber’s director of education and workforce development. “It’s definitely something that we need to continue to be thoughtful about as a community.”

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