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‘Aha!’ moments for small-business hiring



‘Aha!’ moments for small-business hiring

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ As an entrepreneur and independent businessperson, you have the coveted position of being the one in charge of — everything. To help you succeed in business, I’m sharing my perspectives and truisms on what helped me start and manage three successful start-up businesses. These axioms will be your coach and confidant as you reflect […]

Why not an official day for small business owners?



Why not an official day for small business owners?

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ Labor Day began as an idea in the mind of a 19th-century labor leader — some sayMatthew Maguire, others say Peter McGuire — who cared greatly for a very important segment of the marketplace, its workers. Regardless of paternity, such a day was first celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, […]

6 traveling hacks for the roving entrepreneur



6 traveling hacks for the roving entrepreneur

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ For many entrepreneurs, myself included, frequent business trips are the norm. And while travel may be necessary, it doesn’t have to be a necessary evil. Here are five simple solutions to make travel less painful, whether you fly a few times a week or a few times a year. 1. Bag it up Eliminate […]

Applications open for MassChallenge startup programs in Boston, Israel and London



Applications open for MassChallenge startup programs in Boston, Israel and London

MassChallenge, a Boston-based startup accelerator program, on Wednesday began accepting applications for its programs in Boston, Jerusalem, Israel and London, and expects to attract more applicants this year than ever before. This is the first time MassChallenge has offered its startup accelerator program in London, and the third year it has offered the program in […]

9 tips for post-holiday stress relief



9 tips for post-holiday stress relief

A lecturer on stress management raised a glass of water and asked, “How heavy is this glass of water?” Answers from the audience ranged from 20 grams to 500 grams. “The absolute weight doesn’t matter,” replied the lecturer. “It depends on how long you try to hold it. If I hold it for a minute, […]

How Christmas Tree Shops Got Its Holiday-Themed Name



How Christmas Tree Shops Got Its Holiday-Themed Name

From: http://www.boston.com/business Despite the seasonal name, the very first store in the Christmas Tree Shops bargain home goods chain wasn’t open around the holiday. It did, however, focus on the season. The first store called the Christmas Tree Shop was opened in Yarmouth Port in the 1950s by a Cape Cod couple, Mark and Alice Mathews. […]

City of Boston will let you pay parking tickets with your smartphone



City of Boston will let you pay parking tickets with your smartphone

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ A new partnership with a Boston-based startup will allow people to pay their city of Boston parking tickets using their smartphones. The city announced the partnership on Tuesday with TicketZen, a company created by Boston-based software design firm Terrible Labs. The service is the result of a request for proposals issued by the city, which invited […]