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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 […]

4 ways to make your relocation successful



4 ways to make your relocation successful

From: bizjournals.com Image from: ISTOCK (PORTRA) Accepting a new job can be a thrilling new chapter in your career and in your life. Sometimes, this new chapter comes with the added challenge of moving to a new city, state, or even country, to take advantage of the offer. How can you best juggle your new responsibilities […]

2 kinds of passion are required to sustain small business success



2 kinds of passion are required to sustain small business success

From: bizjournals.com Image from: ISTOCK (ANDRESR) Over the years, as I‘ve talked with many a budding entrepreneur about to start their business, it continues to amaze me how many haven’t conducted anywhere close to a prudent amount of research or due diligence on their baby. Indeed, they often act as if they must get their business […]

​10 things to ask before… Managing a merger



​10 things to ask before… Managing a merger

From: bizjournals.com Image from: ISTOCK (PEOPLEIMAGES 1. Is my company in play? If you are a strong company in your market, you’re in play for an acquisition. Companies higher up the food chain are always looking for good businesses they can purchase. 2. How do I raise my company’s worth? You should take steps to rid […]

5 critical questions for entrepreneurs



5 critical questions for entrepreneurs

From: Bizjournals.com Photo: ISTOCK (ANDREYPOPOV) Small business owners have to deal with two universes every day: the marketplace, and what I call the diaper-changing stuff (DCS). The marketplace is the fun place, where you buy and sell stuff. Playing in the backyard of this universe is why you became a business owner in the first […]