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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 […]

Small business in America: The cities that have seen the most growth among small businesses



Small business in America: The cities that have seen the most growth among small businesses

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ Image credits: CREATAS VIA THINKSTOCK 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. That Small Business […]

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 […]

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 […]

This New Routing Solution is Helping Transform Fleet Management for Small Business



This New Routing Solution is Helping Transform Fleet Management for Small Business

From: smallbiztrends.com Image from:  smallbiztrends.com Have you ever made three or four errands in a row, traveling from place-to-place, meticulously crossing the errands off your list? If you have, chances are good you didn’t input all of your stops into a smart routing system that used advanced algorithms to determine the best order, and most efficient routes […]