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Do you and your firm need a reboot? 4 questions to get you back on track



Do you and your firm need a reboot? 4 questions to get you back on track

Do you face a constant barrage of opportunities, problems and situations? You’re trying to understand why your sales force isn’t performing, why your quality isn’t good enough, or why your people aren’t taking more initiative. Then there are customer complaints about service, and what the marketplace is doing. While all these feel like nagging problems […]

Passing success on to the next generation of entrepreneurs



Passing success on to the next generation of entrepreneurs

I’m fortunate that I have the opportunity to build Terrible Labs with an incredible team of engineers and designers. In just a few years, we’ve grown from three people with a questionable brand name to one of the most respected design and development consultancies around. Prior to starting Terrible Labs, I spent time working at […]

More SBA loans authorized by Congress



More SBA loans authorized by Congress

From: Boston Business News Small Business Administration loans got more room to grow under the temporary funding bill signed into law by PresidentBarack Obama Friday. The legislation increased the SBA’s lending authority for its flagship 7(a) loan program for this year and 2015 to $18.5 billion. That’s helpful because 7(a) lending is on its fastest pace this year […]

Escape hatches, pop-up shops and other tips for raising startup cash from founders who have done it



Escape hatches, pop-up shops and other tips for raising startup cash from founders who have done it

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ For many startup founders, raising money is the key to continued success. But as most entrepreneurs will attest, it’s a messy process. That’s why Inc. magazine recruited a star-studded panel of founders for its annual Women’s Summit who had been there and done that. Rent the Runwayco-founder Jennifer Fleiss has helped raise $54 million for her company. Angela […]

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 […]

People spent 621 billion minutes using mobile apps in June, meaning good biz for Boston-area firms



People spent 621 billion minutes using mobile apps in June, meaning good biz for Boston-area firms

People across the U.S. spent a whopping 621 billion minutes using mobile apps during the month of June, up 52 percent during the same period last year, according to a BI Intelligence report released Sept. 5. In case you were wondering, that’s equal to about 14,945 human lifetimes (calculated using the average life expectancy, about 79 years, […]

Boston’s Oasys finds partner in China for water purification tech



Boston’s Oasys finds partner in China for water purification tech

Boston’s Oasys Water, which specializes in water treatment technology, struck a deal with a Chinese power company to purify waste water from a coal-fired plant, the company announced Tuesday. Changzing Power Plant in Zhejiang province will use Oasys’ forward-osmosis “Zero Liquid Discharge” technology to clean and reuse water at the rate of  172,700 gallons of water per day. It could be in place […]

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 […]