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How to give your best clients the most attention



How to give your best clients the most attention

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (MONKEYBUSINESSIMAGES) It’s an old joke: The devil shows a guy around Hell. It’s one big party. St. Peter shows the same guy around Heaven. It’s subdued and low key. The guy chooses Hell when he dies. Upon arrival, it’s all fire, brimstone and anguished cries. The guy confronts the devil […]

5 things you can count on in a crisis



5 things you can count on in a crisis

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: HIOB Major organizations — and airlines in particular — continue to remind us they are inept in crisis situations. Navigating a crisis presents tremendously stressful and challenging situations. Leaders can easily lose sight of what’s important or ignore common best practices when they’re under fire for a mishap. As uncomfortable and overwhel66ming […]

If you can’t save money for yourself, how would you have enough for a business?



If you can’t save money for yourself, how would you have enough for a business?

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ You just got stuck with an unexpected bill for $1,000. Could you handle it? A new survey from GoBankingRates.com suggests more than two-thirds of Americans would be in trouble since they have less than $1,000 in a savings account. That result dovetails with studies showing that entrepreneurship has declined among young adults in recent […]

MANAGING: When your hard-charging style has employees running scared



MANAGING: When your hard-charging style has employees running scared

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ You took your first management job confident you knew exactly what to do to get your new department humming. Three months later, your hard-charging habits aren’t producing the results you promised. “You moved too fast,” your boss tells you. “People are overwhelmed, and I’m worried that a couple have become flight risks. You’ve got […]

See how these Boston startup accelerators are promoting diversity



See how these Boston startup accelerators are promoting diversity

From: https://www.bostonglobe.com/ In a 2005 Web posting, a group of Cantabrigians announced something new called the Summer Founders Program — an alternative to the traditional summer job for college students. For those with ideas for a business, it would offer a small amount of seed funding, a weekly group dinner, and as much advice and input […]

Report: Massachusetts economy is the fourth best in U.S.



Report: Massachusetts economy is the fourth best in U.S.

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ Massachusetts’ economy is the fourth-best in the country, according to a new report from personal finance website WalletHub. Using data from 2013 until 2016, WalletHub’s analysts compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia across three key metrics that include economic activity, economic health and innovation potential. Massachusetts was No. 1 in terms […]

​3 reasons you should launch a small business



​3 reasons you should launch a small business

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/  If you’re wondering where to go next in your career, take a close look at these numbers: There are more than 28 million small businesses in the United States. In 2013, roughly 630,000 small businesses launched, and of those new small businesses, close to 80 percent still had their doors open in 2014. With […]

​10 sales rules to follow if you want to grow your business



​10 sales rules to follow if you want to grow your business

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ When many individuals think about selling they first visualize an unsavory used-car salesperson. But selling is a vital strategy for business growth in that it keeps businesses going, brings in income and pays bills. Therefore, to a great extent, organizations depend majorly on sales performance. A client likewise needs a motive to purchase. He […]

Resolutions that will boost the health of your business



Resolutions that will boost the health of your business

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/ “This year I’m going to take better care of myself, exercise and eat right.” These are familiar resolutions that many of us make for our personal health and wellness. Let me suggest that you add four healthy business resolutions to the list, ones that translate into cash and sustainability: unique market position, value-based pricing, […]

Take it from a former FTC chairman: Don’t scorn the stepping stones — they really can lead to the top



Take it from a former FTC chairman: Don’t scorn the stepping stones — they really can lead to the top

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ When Deborah Majoras went for the top legal job at her dream company, she didn’t get it. She was offered a lower level role, instead. But here’s why that wasn’t a bad thing — and why she told a crowd of roughly 400 female lawyers Thursday that sometimes it’s worth taking a job as a stepping […]