Massachusetts ranks high for venture capital investments in Q1



Massachusetts ranks high for venture capital investments in Q1

From: Bizjournals.com This story was originally published on BostInno: Massachusetts had its highest number of dollars invested into venture capitalist backed companies in a quarter ever, this past one, with $2,269 million. PricewaterhouseCoopers, a professional services company and CB Insights, a data analysis company, released their 2018 Quarter One MoneyTree report. The amount invested into VC-backed companies […]

How to improve the ROI on your long-term investment strategy



How to improve the ROI on your long-term investment strategy

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (PEOPLEIMAGES) Leo Tolstoy is famous for pointing out that “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” The same can be said of businesses. I often work with business leaders to assess the return on investment received from various strategic investments in their companies, […]

3 things small businesses can learn from mixing concrete



3 things small businesses can learn from mixing concrete

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (FARAKOS) Sakrete is one of the handiest products ever developed. It’s basically a bag of rocks and sand, but to a weekend warrior with a honey-do list, it can be a magic dust. Packaged in small bags almost anyone can carry, Sakrete is an aggregation of Portland cement, sand and different-sized […]

Managing: How to groom a younger professional for leadership



Managing: How to groom a younger professional for leadership

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (YURI_ARCURS) Alice Waagen regularly answers workplace and management questions from readers. Q. As a CEO of a mid-sized consulting firm, I am a firm believer in succession planning for my organization. I find having a pipeline of high potentials developed to take over key positions is critical to the health of […]

​7 steps to infuse entrepreneurial thinking into company culture



​7 steps to infuse entrepreneurial thinking into company culture

From: bizjournals.com Image credits: GETTY IMAGES (IMAGE SOURCE) Every company wants to stay relevant and be in the forefront of their industry. This requires an imaginative staff creating new solutions and thinking outside the box. But first you need to change your company culture. This is easier said than done. A positive company culture is what we […]

Savings Plans for Small Businesses



Savings Plans for Small Businesses

From: sba.gov This self-paced training exercise will give you an overview of savings plans and strategies for your small business.Learn about the contingency and long-term savings, tax breaks, retirement savings and much more. Duration: 00:30:00 Begin course