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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 […]

Massachusetts’ innovation economy is among the strongest in the nation



Massachusetts’ innovation economy is among the strongest in the nation

From: http://betaboston.com/news/ Despite the enormous setback of the “Great Recession,” Massachusetts still remains a leader in a number of economic sectors, according to areport released today by the Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. Here are some of the main points of the 2014 Annual Index of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy: We’re hiring a rapid pace: Eight out of 11 […]

The 2014 Mass. Holiday Shopping Season, by the Numbers



The 2014 Mass. Holiday Shopping Season, by the Numbers

From: http://www.boston.com/business While Black Friday sales weren’t exactly awesome this year, it looks like shoppers are spending more this holiday season than in the past. Deloitte and eBay each conducted a survey that aimed to find out just when, where, and how shoppers go about finding presents in 2014. While eBay’s survey covered the state of […]

Survey Says More Than Half Plan to Work While Taking Holiday Time Off



Survey Says More Than Half Plan to Work While Taking Holiday Time Off

From: http://www.boston.com/business Taking time off around the holidays? Good luck. Ah, yes, we’re treading into late December, when people tend to at least try and cut away from the office for a few days. And that means it’s time for another survey—the likes of which are often seen during the summer travel months—showing that Americans are […]