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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, […]

Massachusetts unemployment drops to lowest rate since 2000



Massachusetts unemployment drops to lowest rate since 2000

From: bizjournals.com Image from: MAROKE The state’s unemployment rate stood at 2.8 percent in December, the lowest it has been in 16 years, the Executive Office of Labor and Development said Thursday. The rate fell from 2.9 percent in November, marking the sixth consecutive month that Massachusetts unemployment has decreased. The state added an estimated 6,600 […]

CareerBuilder: Hiring outlook for 2017 the best in a decade; here are the top 5 industries that will be adding jobs



CareerBuilder: Hiring outlook for 2017 the best in a decade; here are the top 5 industries that will be adding jobs

From: bizjournals.com Image from: STOKKETE The hiring outlook for 2017 is the best the U.S. has seen in a decade. According to a new survey commissioned by Chicago-based CareerBuilder, 40 percent of employers are planning to hire full-time permanent employees over the next 12 months. The company’s annual job forecast found that 30 percent of […]