A strong stock market has fueled a very active market for initial public offerings (IPOs) on U.S. stock exchanges over the past 18 months. Much of the general buzz in the market often surrounds high-growth IPOs that are founder- and/or venture capital-sponsored. However, there’s been a significant volume of recent private equity-sponsored IPOs. At these companies, the executive compensation programs — especially the equity and long-term incentive (LTI) plans — often look quite different from...


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Towers Watson
Boston, MA 02199
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By MMcDonough

Please join the Chamber’s advocacy team for a special end of session conference call on Tuesday, August 12, from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. to learn more about the following issues impacting your business:

  • Economic development legislation — which includes issues such as the new state Financial Services Advisory Council and non-compete agreements
  • Roundup of legislative session — overview of key business-related issues from the recently completed session
  • Ballot questions — update on efforts to repeal
  • ...

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Choosing Your Business Colors

August 04, 2014

 

By John Foley Jr.

The psychology of color — the effect certain colors have on mood, emotions and behavior — has long been studied, and experts agree that color is an influential factor in impressing your target audience. Color is one of the first things people notice about your business, whether it’s on your […]

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Grow Socially
No. 200, Wilmington MA
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By MChapman

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce released the following statement by Paul Guzzi, President and CEO of the Chamber, in response to the agreement reached by House and Senate negotiators last week on economic development legislation that preserves Massachusetts’ current policy on non-compete agreements:

“We believe the state’s current law on non-competes strikes an appropriate balance between protecting employers’ interests and allowing employee mobility, and we are pleased with the Legisl...


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By kelly.anderson@burkeoil.com (Kelly Burke)

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Stocks tumbled triple digits Thursday on a weak jobs report. The S&P 500 and Dow both erased all gains made for the month of July, and todays slides will put July solidly in the negative for the month.

Initial jobless claims spiked last week to 302,000 (up 23,000) over last week - last week being a 14 year low. Continuing claims jumped up by over 30,000 as well, indicating that the economy is still very much wounded, despite some other positive data...


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Dennis K. Burke, Inc.
Chelsea, MA 02150
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By  Susan Adams

When it comes to their careers, millennial women want the same thing as men: to be successful. And while the path to success may differ on some levels, the two sides are converging more than we think.


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Bentley University
Waltham, MA 02452
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By MMcDonough

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce today hailed the creation of a new state-level Financial Services Advisory Council as part of economic development legislation that has been agreed upon by House and Senate negotiators. The Chamber proposed creation of the Council last year as a means to advance the competitiveness and leadership of the state’s critical financial services industry.

“The financial services industry has long been a pillar of the Massachusetts economy—providing significant jobs...


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By  Gloria Hui

Something in Bentley’s PreparedU study caught my eye: About a third of business executives and recruiters surveyed disagreed that a college degree is a sign that someone is ready for the workforce. 


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Waltham, MA 02452
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By  Melissa Massello

One of the biggest fears that working women have always had about starting a family is how, exactly, they’ll manage to balance a successful career and child care — logistically, monetarily, optically, emotionally.


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Bentley University
Waltham, MA 02452
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Caring for Caregivers

July 31, 2014

 

By Patty Manko

Screen Shot 2014 07 31 at 1.36.26 PM resized 600All parents endure stress, but studies show that parents of children with developmental disabilities, like autism, experience depression and anxiety far more often. Struggling to obtain crucial support services, the financial strain of paying for various therapies, the relentless worry over everything from wandering to the future — all of it can be overwhelming.1

The results of a new study showing the positive impact of intervention programs run by mothers of children with disabilities for mothers...


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