MIB Business Review


MIB Arrives in Brazil with an Online Partnership



MIB Arrives in Brazil with an Online Partnership

Brazil’s industrial production is on the rise, as its international trade and its economy outpacing growth expectations. In such a context, global educational institutes cannot ignore the innovation of rapidly developing emerging markets. That’s why the Massachusetts Institute of Business is not taking this matter lightly. This year, with a partnership with Grupo Educar Mais, […]

Women to watch this week: Sept. 22 – 28



Women to watch this week: Sept. 22 – 28

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ Safra Catz: The database company announced last Thursday that its founder, Larry Ellison, was stepping down and that Catz — Oracle’s co-president and chief financial officer — would be sharing the CEO title with fellow longtime exec and co-president Mark Hurd. Just last year, Catz was named the highest-paid CFO in the country, earning nearly $44 million in 2013. Nevertheless, […]

This week’s biotech IPO scorecard by-the-numbers



This week’s biotech IPO scorecard by-the-numbers

This week, you needed a scorecard to keep track of the biotechs that went, planned to go, or were still in line to go public. To help make sense of it all, here’s a rundown of some key numbers pertaining to biotech IPOs. Also, here’s a link to a video interview with NECN from Wednesday afternoon, in […]

An analysis of Massachusetts property-tax rates, take two (BBJ DataCenter)



An analysis of Massachusetts property-tax rates, take two (BBJ DataCenter)

From: Boston Business News If my decade of near-uninterrupted service at the Boston Business Journal has taught me anything, it’s that out readers love — I mean L-O-V-E — to consume anything and everything to do with property taxes. Last week’s story on the highest single-family tax bills in Massachusetts was no exception, and it was no […]

One is not enough: Let’s start two



One is not enough: Let’s start two

Sitting behind the computer monitor on Phil Beauregard’s cluttered desk at a startup called Objective Logistics is a hardcover book published in 2011: the authorized biography of Steve Jobs. Jobs managed to pull off something that is rarer in the business world than a no-hitter is in baseball. For about a decade after his return to Apple […]

Women-owned businesses start smaller, but add jobs faster



Women-owned businesses start smaller, but add jobs faster

Women-owned businesses tend to start with less capital than their male-owned counterparts; but once they get off the ground, they often grow faster. That’s the finding of a study of hiring by small businesses since the recession, prepared for the National Women’s Business Council. It shows that women entrepreneurs raise lower amounts of capital to […]

Boston Business Journal announces 2014 40-under-40 honorees



Boston Business Journal announces 2014 40-under-40 honorees

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ The Boston Business Journal on Tuesday announced the 2014 class of 40 under 40 honorees — business and civic leaders who already are making a major impact in their respective fields and the civic life of the Boston area. Judges reviewed nominations for more than 350 individuals. Key factors in picking honorees were professional accomplishments and […]

Arbella’s Donohue chosen to receive CEO leadership award



Arbella’s Donohue chosen to receive CEO leadership award

From: bizjournals.com Arbella Insurance Group’s President and CEO John Donohue has been chosen to receive the 2014 Lewis Family Foundation CEO Social Leadership Award as part of the Boston Business Journal’s annual Corporate Citizenship Summit. The award, which is funded by the Lewis Family Foundation, recognizes exceptional civic leadership by executives in the Boston business community. Donohue spearheaded […]

Google acquires Boston visual effects startup Zync



Google acquires Boston visual effects startup Zync

From: bizjournals.com Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) has acquiredZync, a cloud-based visual effects service that spun out of Boston’s Zero VFX. Zync was founded about five years ago and offers technology for visual designers and artists in the film industry. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. This is the second film-related acquisition that Google has made in […]

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 […]