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Small Business Administration awards downtown Springfield business owners



Small Business Administration awards downtown Springfield business owners

From: wwlp.com SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Two downtown Springfield business owners have been honored for their success in the city. Nancy Feth and Mikki Lessard started a micro-business on Main Street at the Shops at Market Place. Their success was recognized by the Small Business Administration, who honored them with a micro-enterprise of the year award. Feth and Lessard told […]

Pier 4 in Boston’s Seaport listed for more than $1,100 a square foot



Pier 4 in Boston’s Seaport listed for more than $1,100 a square foot

From: masslive.com, by: Boston Business Journal Tishman Speyer is listing its under-construction Pier 4 office building in Boston’s Seaport District for sale, and the price could top $420 million, capital-markets industry newsletter Real Estate Alert has reported. The 13-story office building near the former home of legendary Boston seafood restaurant Anthony’s Pier 4 was designed by […]

Connecting: Exit stage left



Connecting: Exit stage left

From: bizjournals.com As I roam the world delivering workshops on networking, one very common challenge my participants begrudgingly admit: It is difficult to gracefully exit a conversation at a networking event. Indeed, it’s hard! And, frankly, it may not get any easier. So, give these ideas a try: 1.  “It’s been great talking with you.” This is my favorite approach. You […]

3 things small businesses can learn from mixing concrete



3 things small businesses can learn from mixing concrete

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (FARAKOS) Sakrete is one of the handiest products ever developed. It’s basically a bag of rocks and sand, but to a weekend warrior with a honey-do list, it can be a magic dust. Packaged in small bags almost anyone can carry, Sakrete is an aggregation of Portland cement, sand and different-sized […]