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Massachusetts ranks high for venture capital investments in Q1



Massachusetts ranks high for venture capital investments in Q1

From: Bizjournals.com This story was originally published on BostInno: Massachusetts had its highest number of dollars invested into venture capitalist backed companies in a quarter ever, this past one, with $2,269 million. PricewaterhouseCoopers, a professional services company and CB Insights, a data analysis company, released their 2018 Quarter One MoneyTree report. The amount invested into VC-backed companies […]

Managing: How to groom a younger professional for leadership



Managing: How to groom a younger professional for leadership

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (YURI_ARCURS) Alice Waagen regularly answers workplace and management questions from readers. Q. As a CEO of a mid-sized consulting firm, I am a firm believer in succession planning for my organization. I find having a pipeline of high potentials developed to take over key positions is critical to the health of […]

​7 steps to infuse entrepreneurial thinking into company culture



​7 steps to infuse entrepreneurial thinking into company culture

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (IMAGE SOURCE) Every company wants to stay relevant and be in the forefront of their industry. This requires an imaginative staff creating new solutions and thinking outside the box. But first you need to change your company culture. This is easier said than done. A positive company culture is what we […]

Savings Plans for Small Businesses



Savings Plans for Small Businesses

From: sba.gov This self-paced training exercise will give you an overview of savings plans and strategies for your small business.Learn about the contingency and long-term savings, tax breaks, retirement savings and much more. Duration: 00:30:00 Begin course

​4 ways to prevent boring and ineffective meetings



​4 ways to prevent boring and ineffective meetings

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (YURI_ARCURS) Look at your calendar right now and answer honestly: how many meetings are you actually looking forward to? Sometimes it seems as if a meeting is scheduled for everything (even to prepare for the next meeting). Learning how to run meetings effectively is one of the top skills new managers […]

Do your talent plans include critical roles or critical people?



Do your talent plans include critical roles or critical people?

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (YURI_ARCURS) Like most employers, you likely have a number of employees in critical positions. These roles significantly impact your company’s revenue, growth, and business plans. The loss of a person holding such a position would adversely affect your company, and finding a replacement won’t be easy. For example, the chief executive […]