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4 horrible habits keeping you from success



4 horrible habits keeping you from success

From: bizjournals.com Image from: ISTOCK (GEARSTD) It was during my second week of podcasting when I quickly logged into iTunes to check my podcast ranking and reviews. I noticed I was in the top 20 podcasts, and this feeling of elation absolutely roared through my entire body. I barely could control myself; I was soaring! Three […]

How to Win Business with Click-To-Call



How to Win Business with Click-To-Call

From: smallbiztrends.com With all the ways we have to connect with one another today, it may surprise you to learn the phone is still the preferred method for customers to interact with businesses. In fact, a recent study by Invoca shows companies big and small are seeing an explosion of inbound calls. Why? One big reason […]

This New Routing Solution is Helping Transform Fleet Management for Small Business



This New Routing Solution is Helping Transform Fleet Management for Small Business

From: smallbiztrends.com Image from:  smallbiztrends.com Have you ever made three or four errands in a row, traveling from place-to-place, meticulously crossing the errands off your list? If you have, chances are good you didn’t input all of your stops into a smart routing system that used advanced algorithms to determine the best order, and most efficient routes […]

Small Business Optimism Rises, Positive Response to Gig Economy, Not So Much



Small Business Optimism Rises, Positive Response to Gig Economy, Not So Much

From: smallbiztrends.com Image from: Graph Photo via Shutterstock Optimism among small businesses is at its highest level in more than a decade, according to the latest NFIB Optimism Index. But not every new change and concept is a positive one for small businesses. According to analysis from Cision, a decent portion of conversations surrounding the gig […]

What’s on tap for ACREcon 2017?



What’s on tap for ACREcon 2017?

From: bizjournals.com Image from: The annual Alabama Center for Real Estate conference will be held Feb. 10. This year, ACREcon will be held at The Club at 1 Robert S. Smith Drive. Speakers at the conference will include Deborah Phillips of The Quadrillion, Dr. Robert Witt, former chancellor of the University of Alabama System, Brian […]

Study: More women are becoming CEOs



Study: More women are becoming CEOs

From: bizjournals.com Image from: iStock (andresr) Women in CEO positions are still a rare sight compared to men, but a new study shows gender parity in the C-suite is slowly but steadily progressing. Chicago-based consultancy Challenger, Gray and Christmas recorded 1,043 CEO replacements at U.S. companies in 2016. Of the new CEOs, 193, or 18.5 percent, […]

Massachusetts unemployment drops to lowest rate since 2000



Massachusetts unemployment drops to lowest rate since 2000

From: bizjournals.com Image from: MAROKE The state’s unemployment rate stood at 2.8 percent in December, the lowest it has been in 16 years, the Executive Office of Labor and Development said Thursday. The rate fell from 2.9 percent in November, marking the sixth consecutive month that Massachusetts unemployment has decreased. The state added an estimated 6,600 […]

CareerBuilder: Hiring outlook for 2017 the best in a decade; here are the top 5 industries that will be adding jobs



CareerBuilder: Hiring outlook for 2017 the best in a decade; here are the top 5 industries that will be adding jobs

From: bizjournals.com Image from: STOKKETE The hiring outlook for 2017 is the best the U.S. has seen in a decade. According to a new survey commissioned by Chicago-based CareerBuilder, 40 percent of employers are planning to hire full-time permanent employees over the next 12 months. The company’s annual job forecast found that 30 percent of […]

​Six takeaways for the business community from the State of the City



​Six takeaways for the business community from the State of the City

From: bizjournals.com Image from: BBJ | W. MARC BERNSAU In his annual State of the City address Tuesday night, Mayor Martin Walsh announced several measures with a potentially big impact on businesses, including plans to put $100 million toward public housing, $1 billion toward the city’s school buildings and to file legislation to make it harder […]