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How to prepare your business for a rise in mergers and acquisitions



How to prepare your business for a rise in mergers and acquisitions

From: www.bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (ERHUI1979) A new administration is in Washington D.C., and corporate tax reforms are likely to come. While that’s good news for businesses hoping to reinvest revenue in growth and expansion, there is another benefit for owners of small and medium-sized companies who are looking for an exit strategy: tax reductions […]

You can’t compete if you don’t know your true core businesses



You can’t compete if you don’t know your true core businesses

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: ISTOCK (YAGI-STUDIO) The success of any company depends on the recognition by the CEO – as well as all the company’s employees – of the company’s core businesses, those areas that are critical to its success. Many CEOs describe their company as being in one core business – most often delivering a […]

Women Business Owners – Find the Help You Need to Start Up and Grow



Women Business Owners – Find the Help You Need to Start Up and Grow

From: sba.gov Image credits: There’s no doubt about it, women are a rising force in American entrepreneurship. Here are some fast facts on women-owned businesses: The latest Census data indicates that 7.8 million U.S. businesses are owned by women. This represents a stunning 44% increase from 1997-2007, twice the growth rate of men-owned businesses. Women-owned […]

6 simple ways to make every project successful



6 simple ways to make every project successful

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (YURI_ARCURS) Running a software development company for more than two decades has given me a lot of insight into making projects work. Clients should expect fast, accurate and nearly immediate benefits from development projects that used to take months or even years to yield results. The strategies we’ve adapted to […]

Boston startup raises $10M for retail software that predicts inventory needs



Boston startup raises $10M for retail software that predicts inventory needs

From: bizjournals.com/boston Image credits: SCREENSHOT OF CELECT’S WEBSITE Boston-based Celect has raised $10 million for its software that lets retailers purchase and deploy their inventory more efficiently by predicting what customers will be most interested in buying. The Series B funding was led by Connecticut’s Activant Capital, with participation from Fund Capital and August Capital, both […]

5 tips for smooth ownership transitions for family businesses



5 tips for smooth ownership transitions for family businesses

From: bizjournals.com/boston Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (ILBUSCA) Building and maintaining a successful family business over multiple generations can pose significant challenges for families. As families expand and businesses grow and prosper, it can become complicated to ensure everyone has a role they are suited for and that promotes ongoing business and personal fulfillment. While it is inevitable […]

4 ways to prepare for the new workplace



4 ways to prepare for the new workplace

From: bizjournals.com/boston/ Image credits: ISTOCK (HONGLOUWAWA) We read articles and watch videos all the time about the future of work. Design trends point toward a more collaborative working environment that supports creativity, self-expression, and a focus on meeting the needs and wants of today’s consumer. Many of us might also envision hoverboards and “Minority Report”-style transparent screens […]

Small business in America: The cities that have seen the most growth among small businesses



Small business in America: The cities that have seen the most growth among small businesses

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ Image credits: CREATAS VIA THINKSTOCK American City Business Journals this week offers an in-depth look at small businesses in America. Our coverage includes an unveiling of our exclusive Small Business Vitality report: A ranking of 106 cities nationwide based on each city’s ability to foster the creation and development of small businesses. That Small Business […]

Small business in America: The cities where small businesses fuel private-sector employment



Small business in America: The cities where small businesses fuel private-sector employment

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ Image credit: KATHERINE WELLES American City Business Journals this week offers an in-depth look at small businesses in America. Our coverage includes an unveiling of our exclusive Small Business Vitality report: A ranking of 106 cities nationwide based on each city’s ability to foster the creation and development of small businesses. Ahead of Thursday’s unveiling […]

Networking for Entrepreneurs: 7 Ways to Make a Connection



Networking for Entrepreneurs: 7 Ways to Make a Connection

From: businessnewsdaily.com Image credit: Denphumi/Shutterstock Successful small business owners know they only got to where they are now because of the people who helped them along the way. A strong professional network can help you achieve things that you’d never accomplish on your own, from solutions to seemingly impossible problems, to word-of-mouth recommendations that grow your customer […]