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You can’t compete if you don’t know your true core businesses



You can’t compete if you don’t know your true core businesses

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: ISTOCK (YAGI-STUDIO) The success of any company depends on the recognition by the CEO – as well as all the company’s employees – of the company’s core businesses, those areas that are critical to its success. Many CEOs describe their company as being in one core business – most often delivering a […]

Small business in America: The cities where small businesses fuel private-sector employment



Small business in America: The cities where small businesses fuel private-sector employment

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ Image credit: KATHERINE WELLES American City Business Journals this week offers an in-depth look at small businesses in America. Our coverage includes an unveiling of our exclusive Small Business Vitality report: A ranking of 106 cities nationwide based on each city’s ability to foster the creation and development of small businesses. Ahead of Thursday’s unveiling […]

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 […]

​Six takeaways for the business community from the State of the City



​Six takeaways for the business community from the State of the City

From: bizjournals.com Image from: BBJ | W. MARC BERNSAU In his annual State of the City address Tuesday night, Mayor Martin Walsh announced several measures with a potentially big impact on businesses, including plans to put $100 million toward public housing, $1 billion toward the city’s school buildings and to file legislation to make it harder […]

US consumer confidence jumps to highest level in 9 years



US consumer confidence jumps to highest level in 9 years

From: BostonHerald.com Credit: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — US consumer confidence rebounded this month to the highest level in more than nine years as Americans appeared unfazed by a tumultuous election campaign. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index registered 107.1 in November, up from 100.8 last month and highest since July […]

How to maximize the value of your project



How to maximize the value of your project

From: Bizjournals.com Photo: ISTOCK (PEOPLE IMAGES) Organizations are wasting a disturbing amount of money on projects. In fact, according to the most recent research, an average of $122 million per $1 billion spent on projects is wasted because of poor project performance, an increase of 12 percent over the figure from the previous year. Why […]

A simple way to keep customers for life



A simple way to keep customers for life

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/   In his 2009 New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling book Crush It!, entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk has a chapter titled, “The Best Marketing Strategy Ever.” The entire chapter is boiled down to one word: Care. That’s it. Actually care about your customer. It seems like common sense, right? The big mistake companies […]