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How new rules will affect your investment management



How new rules will affect your investment management

From: Bizjournals You cannot legislate morality, but you can try. The financial services industry has been buzzing about the recent Department of Labor (DOL) ruling concerning retirement assets held on behalf of clients. The bottom line is financial advisors should be acting in a fiduciary capacity, putting their client’s interests first instead of acting as […]

How to tell if you’re a born entrepreneur



How to tell if you’re a born entrepreneur

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ One of the axioms of the entrepreneurial community is that the working world consists of two basic types of people: born entrepreneurs and born employees. I don’t think it’s necessarily that simple, but it’s true that the vast majority of people go to work for a fairly set number number of hours each week […]

​Why professional development matters to the success of a company



​Why professional development matters to the success of a company

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ When it comes to continuing education, many executives may be reluctant to invest in conferences and seminars for their employees. This is especially true in industries where continuing education isn’t a requirement. Just because an employee has graduated from college or gotten their master’s degree doesn’t mean that they should stop learning. In fact, […]

10 tech tools for successful salespeople



10 tech tools for successful salespeople

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/ Throughout history, tools have been important to getting the job done. Those who have better tools are more productive and win. Having the right set of tools can help you leapfrog over the competition. Today, select technologies provide such an enormous leap that we wouldn’t think of competing in business without them. Here are […]

What retailers need to know when hiring this year



What retailers need to know when hiring this year

The holiday season may be over, but retailers still need to be savvy recruiters as 2015 kicks off. One estimate says that retail hiring should be up 24 percent in the first quarter of this year. With consumer confidence and spending ramping up, retailers will be looking for fresh talent to fill out their ranks […]

126 years ago today, Boston launched the first electric street car



126 years ago today, Boston launched the first electric street car

Jan. 1, 1889 — Just over a century and a quarter ago, Boston and New York had themselves a choice to make: clean up their respective crowded, stinking, horse-jammed roadways with cable-based transit technology a la San Francisco, soot-belching steam trains like London’s, or go for broke with comparatively untested newfangled electric railways popping up in […]