Facts & Figures


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 […]

Almost half of Google’s mergers-and-acquisitions integration team is in Cambridge



Almost half of Google’s mergers-and-acquisitions integration team is in Cambridge

Google spent $4.2 billion on mergers and acquisitions during the first half of this year, with a number of Boston area firms snapped up by the company over that time period. But what happens to all those companies after they’re absorbed by the Internet giant? Google actually has a total of 115 employees whose job it is […]

Public opinion of big business improves, but small business still rules



Public opinion of big business improves, but small business still rules

From: bizjournals.com As the economy improves, more Americans have a positive view of big business, but they’re still more likely to trust small business. That’s according to a survey conducted by the Public Affairs Council, a trade association for public affairs professionals. The survey found that 69 percent of Americans have a very or somewhat favorable opinion […]

My 5 favorite apps for business: Ingar Grev



My 5 favorite apps for business: Ingar Grev

From: bizjournals.com Here are Ingar Grev’s favorite smartphone apps. Grev is the founder of The Strategy Tank, a think tank for CEOs, and owner of the Washington, D.C.-area franchise of The Growth Coach. 1. Evernote If you’re a business person and aren’t using Evernote, I urge you to stop reading this article and download the app now. I […]