‘Opportunity abounds’: EforAll arrives in Worcester this month with free courses to help entrepreneurs’ ideas become reality

What lies beyond the pandemic? MassForward is MassLive’s series examining the journey of Massachusetts’ businesses through and beyond the coronavirus pandemic.

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National unemployment has been hovering at or above 1 million claims for months as a result of the coronavirus pandemic that’s suffocated many small businesses.

The economic uncertainty breeds one thing in the eyes of John Esler, who is leading the effort to bring EforAll to Worcester.

“Opportunity abounds,” Elser said. “That’s what entrepreneurship is best at, looking at the opportune moment and seizing it.”

With eight locations across Massachusetts, EforAll has been in the state for about a decade. Its goal is to provide entrepreneurs a free education to better help their ideas translate into a successful business.

EforAll plans to launch in Worcester in September.

“Out of crisis come fantastic businesses,” Esler said. “I think it’s going to be a time where our students and those

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