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Are occupational licensing requirements stifling entrepreneurship?



Are occupational licensing requirements stifling entrepreneurship?

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ Entrenched industries don’t want to lose business to upstarts, which is why the taxi industry is fighting Uber’s ride-sharing service and why automobile dealers oppose Tesla’s direct sales model. But while these high-profile battles get the headlines, many more entrepreneurs are being stifled by a more mundane burden: the explosion of occupational licensing requirements across America. Nearly […]

Boston’s biggest tech crowdfunders of 2014



Boston’s biggest tech crowdfunders of 2014

Jibo — multi-purpose “social robot” for the home (Jibo of Weston) • A robotic countertop assistant that can snap family photos, remind you of the day’s schedule, relay messages, entertain children with interactive stories, and facilitate videoconferences (read more) • Raised: $1.6 million on Indiegogo so far; campaign ends Friday (Pictured: Jibo founder Cynthia Breazeal and software architect Jonathan Ross […]

Managing: Should job candidates do group activities with each other?



Managing: Should job candidates do group activities with each other?

From: bizjournals.com/boston/how-to/ Question: Should we have job candidates do group activities with each other? The company I work for is very keen on having a multi-stage hiring process, both for new staff and when applying for internal vacancies. This is all fairly standard I think — things like psychometric tests, written projects, and typical face-to-face “tell […]

Wanted: Candidates for Preservation Massachusetts’ most-endangered list



Wanted: Candidates for Preservation Massachusetts’ most-endangered list

From: bizjournals.com Preservation Massachusetts is seeking nominations for its annual Most Endangered Historic Resources List. The statewide nonprofit, which promotes the preservation of historic buildings and landscapes, will accept nominations until Friday, Aug. 15. Established in 1993, the list is a way to generate publicity about the potential loss of significant buildings and resources statewide. Since […]

Public opinion of big business improves, but small business still rules



Public opinion of big business improves, but small business still rules

From: bizjournals.com As the economy improves, more Americans have a positive view of big business, but they’re still more likely to trust small business. That’s according to a survey conducted by the Public Affairs Council, a trade association for public affairs professionals. The survey found that 69 percent of Americans have a very or somewhat favorable opinion […]

How mature is your sales organization?



How mature is your sales organization?

From: bizjournals.com When executives describe their sales organizations, they often use expressions like “sales department,” “sales team,” and “sales force.” Those three expressions are used as synonyms when, in reality, they serve as phases of the sales organization maturation process. When the business first opened its doors, the proprietor conducted all of the selling. After a […]

Twenty Businesses You Can Start Tomorrow



Twenty Businesses You Can Start Tomorrow

Only those with money, special skills and a lot of luck can start a successful business, right? The fact is there are myriad enterprises waiting to be hatched that don’t require gobs of capital and fancy degrees. We’re not talking about the next Google, Microsoft or General Electric here, but tidy, profit-generating outfits all the same. Better yet, you get […]

Encore Entrepreneurship for Women



Encore Entrepreneurship for Women

This introduction to business planning is directed to women over the age of 50 who are interested in pursuing a second career and launching their own business. Duration: 00:30:00  Text based accessible version  SBA Keyboard Shortcuts [button url=”http://www.sba.gov/tools/learning-center-registration/740879″ target=”blank” style=”soft” background=”#CCCCCC” color=”#FFFFFF” ts_color=”light” ts_pos=”bottom-right”]Begin course[/button] System Requirements: Acrobat Reader, Adobe Flash Player Due to Flash […]

Globe: Deadline Extended for ‘14 Top Places to Work Nominations



Globe: Deadline Extended for ‘14 Top Places to Work Nominations

If you missed the chance to nominate your company for The Boston Globe’s annual Top Places to Work, you’re in luck. The Globe has extended the deadline to participate in the survey until June 27. The survey is open to any Massachusetts organization with 50 or more employees. This includes private and public employers, nonprofit organizations, […]