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Boston startup raises $10M for retail software that predicts inventory needs



Boston startup raises $10M for retail software that predicts inventory needs

From: bizjournals.com/boston Image credits: SCREENSHOT OF CELECT’S WEBSITE Boston-based Celect has raised $10 million for its software that lets retailers purchase and deploy their inventory more efficiently by predicting what customers will be most interested in buying. The Series B funding was led by Connecticut’s Activant Capital, with participation from Fund Capital and August Capital, both […]

5 tips for smooth ownership transitions for family businesses



5 tips for smooth ownership transitions for family businesses

From: bizjournals.com/boston Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (ILBUSCA) Building and maintaining a successful family business over multiple generations can pose significant challenges for families. As families expand and businesses grow and prosper, it can become complicated to ensure everyone has a role they are suited for and that promotes ongoing business and personal fulfillment. While it is inevitable […]

4 ways to prepare for the new workplace



4 ways to prepare for the new workplace

From: bizjournals.com/boston/ Image credits: ISTOCK (HONGLOUWAWA) We read articles and watch videos all the time about the future of work. Design trends point toward a more collaborative working environment that supports creativity, self-expression, and a focus on meeting the needs and wants of today’s consumer. Many of us might also envision hoverboards and “Minority Report”-style transparent screens […]

Networking for Entrepreneurs: 7 Ways to Make a Connection



Networking for Entrepreneurs: 7 Ways to Make a Connection

From: businessnewsdaily.com Image credit: Denphumi/Shutterstock Successful small business owners know they only got to where they are now because of the people who helped them along the way. A strong professional network can help you achieve things that you’d never accomplish on your own, from solutions to seemingly impossible problems, to word-of-mouth recommendations that grow your customer […]

The Essential Startup Team: 3 Hires to Get Your Business Moving



The Essential Startup Team: 3 Hires to Get Your Business Moving

From: businessnewsdaily.com Image Credit: FIO CRACHO/Shutterstock Silicon Valley startups may make it seem like your new venture needs a full C-suite — CEO, COO, CFO, CMO, CTO, etc. While it’s important to have a well-rounded startup team, a standardized position list like this is actually counterproductive for a business still in its development phase. “At a […]

The Top Freelancer Motivation? Being the Boss



The Top Freelancer Motivation? Being the Boss

From: businessnewsdaily.com Image Credit: RawPixel/Shutterstock The Top Freelancer Motivation? Being the Boss Credit: RawPixel/Shutterstock The chance to be their boss and set their own schedules are what’s driving professionals to give up full-time jobs in favor of freelance work, new research finds. A study from ReportLinker discovered that 28 percent of freelancers said not having to report […]

Entering a Small Business Funding Contest



Entering a Small Business Funding Contest

From: entrepreuner.com Image credit: Minerva Studio The following excerpt is from Entrepreneur’s book Finance Your Business. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes Prizes from business contests run the gamut. A seemingly infinite number of local and business-school competitions offer small-change awards of $5,000 to $15,000; meanwhile, Rice University doles out […]

4 horrible habits keeping you from success



4 horrible habits keeping you from success

From: bizjournals.com Image from: ISTOCK (GEARSTD) It was during my second week of podcasting when I quickly logged into iTunes to check my podcast ranking and reviews. I noticed I was in the top 20 podcasts, and this feeling of elation absolutely roared through my entire body. I barely could control myself; I was soaring! Three […]

Small Business Optimism Rises, Positive Response to Gig Economy, Not So Much



Small Business Optimism Rises, Positive Response to Gig Economy, Not So Much

From: smallbiztrends.com Image from: Graph Photo via Shutterstock Optimism among small businesses is at its highest level in more than a decade, according to the latest NFIB Optimism Index. But not every new change and concept is a positive one for small businesses. According to analysis from Cision, a decent portion of conversations surrounding the gig […]

Study: More women are becoming CEOs



Study: More women are becoming CEOs

From: bizjournals.com Image from: iStock (andresr) Women in CEO positions are still a rare sight compared to men, but a new study shows gender parity in the C-suite is slowly but steadily progressing. Chicago-based consultancy Challenger, Gray and Christmas recorded 1,043 CEO replacements at U.S. companies in 2016. Of the new CEOs, 193, or 18.5 percent, […]