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What kind of a leader are you? Check out these 5 styles



What kind of a leader are you? Check out these 5 styles

Just about every boss should want to make employees happier. If you’re not one of those, stop reading now. If you are, give some thought to what kind of a leader you are, how you traditionally motive your team. Now, try to guess what your employees say they need in terms of recognition. The two […]

Escape hatches, pop-up shops and other tips for raising startup cash from founders who have done it



Escape hatches, pop-up shops and other tips for raising startup cash from founders who have done it

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ For many startup founders, raising money is the key to continued success. But as most entrepreneurs will attest, it’s a messy process. That’s why Inc. magazine recruited a star-studded panel of founders for its annual Women’s Summit who had been there and done that. Rent the Runwayco-founder Jennifer Fleiss has helped raise $54 million for her company. Angela […]

Take it from a former FTC chairman: Don’t scorn the stepping stones — they really can lead to the top



Take it from a former FTC chairman: Don’t scorn the stepping stones — they really can lead to the top

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ When Deborah Majoras went for the top legal job at her dream company, she didn’t get it. She was offered a lower level role, instead. But here’s why that wasn’t a bad thing — and why she told a crowd of roughly 400 female lawyers Thursday that sometimes it’s worth taking a job as a stepping […]

Massachusetts lost jobs in August, but here are some companies that are hiring



Massachusetts lost jobs in August, but here are some companies that are hiring

Massachusetts lost 5,300 jobs in August, pushing the unemployment rate up 0.2 percentage points to 5.8 percent, the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development reported today. By sector, the state reported: Education and Health Services gained 1,600 jobs, up 0.2 percent over the month. Leisure and Hospitality added 1,600 jobs, up 0.5 percent over […]

One is not enough: Let’s start two



One is not enough: Let’s start two

Sitting behind the computer monitor on Phil Beauregard’s cluttered desk at a startup called Objective Logistics is a hardcover book published in 2011: the authorized biography of Steve Jobs. Jobs managed to pull off something that is rarer in the business world than a no-hitter is in baseball. For about a decade after his return to Apple […]

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 […]