​Are salespeople about to become extinct?



​Are salespeople about to become extinct?

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (ID-WORK) I was one of the first people in the United States to own a Blackberry. I’ll never forget the first conversation I had with the Blackberry salesperson. He said, “Lee, get this… Email on the go! People will be able to send you a message and you will be […]

What You Need To Know if You Are a Women Owned Small Business



What You Need To Know if You Are a Women Owned Small Business

From: www.sba.gov Image credits: Eligibility Requirements To qualify as a women-owned small business (WOSB), a business must meet the following requirements identified in 13 CFR 127.200, 201, and 202: Meet the small business size standard for the primary NAICS code and contract Be at least 51% unconditionally and directly owned by women who are U.S. citizens […]

How to help yourself and your employees achieve financial success



How to help yourself and your employees achieve financial success

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (SPXCHROME) As entrepreneurs, we’re often focused on turning our ideas into success for ourselves. But how often do we strive to make our employees wealthy as well? Effective entrepreneurs combine their vision for financial success with employees, too. One way we achieve this is by opening our books as a teaching […]

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 […]