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How to know when it’s time to start your own company



How to know when it’s time to start your own company

Early in my career, I was fortunate to work for companies that invested heavily in the training and development of their employees. I also invested a lot of time, money and effort on my own, reading business books and paying to attend seminars out of my own pocket. My career benefitted from my association with […]

7 facts marketers should know about male consumers



7 facts marketers should know about male consumers

When most people think about shopping, they think about women, but that way of reasoning may not be the most accurate way to describe consumer behaviors. There is a lot of research that shows men play a huge role in commerce in ways that go against traditional gender roles. To ensure their campaigns have maximum […]

Girls Who Code is coming to Springfield



Girls Who Code is coming to Springfield

MassMutual is bringing Girls Who Code, a national group aiming to bring more young women into lucrative tech careers, to Springfield this summer. It is the first time Girls Who Code will be in Springfield. The program is expanding 19 seven-week summer immersion programs that served 375 girls in 2014 to 60 programs reaching 1,200 […]

What retailers need to know when hiring this year



What retailers need to know when hiring this year

The holiday season may be over, but retailers still need to be savvy recruiters as 2015 kicks off. One estimate says that retail hiring should be up 24 percent in the first quarter of this year. With consumer confidence and spending ramping up, retailers will be looking for fresh talent to fill out their ranks […]

NuPlanit hopes for growth with help of business incubator StartUp Health



NuPlanit hopes for growth with help of business incubator StartUp Health

Nutrition app and health care start-upNuPlanit is gaining validity and attention after being accepted into national business incubator StartUp Health. NuPlanit executives hope the incubator, which offers long-term coaching and mentoring in exchange for a financial stake in the company’s success, will broaden the Boston-based company’s outreach and aid the company’s growth. “We get great […]

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, […]

2015: The year women take back tech



2015: The year women take back tech

From: http://betaboston.com/news/ Round after round of critiques in 2014 highlighted the systemic inequalities in Silicon Valley and tech culture. Julie Ann Horvath’s experience at GitHub caused an investigation that led to a founder’s resignation. We heard stories about how venture capital was “no place for a woman.” Uber had to defend itself for not taking safety orprivacy seriously. These critiques […]

126 years ago today, Boston launched the first electric street car



126 years ago today, Boston launched the first electric street car

Jan. 1, 1889 — Just over a century and a quarter ago, Boston and New York had themselves a choice to make: clean up their respective crowded, stinking, horse-jammed roadways with cable-based transit technology a la San Francisco, soot-belching steam trains like London’s, or go for broke with comparatively untested newfangled electric railways popping up in […]

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 […]