Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center Lower Level, Johnson Building, Central Library, 617 536-5400 x4142 2016-07-25T18:10:57Z http://www.bpl.org/kbl/feed/atom/ Betsey Lippmeier <![CDATA[How Much Money Do Entrepreneurs Need to Launch, and Where do they Get It?]]> http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9905 2016-07-20T14:54:47Z 2016-07-20T14:53:46Z global entrepreneurship

 

According to a recent Babson report, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor ,  U.S. entrepreneurs required a median of $17,500 in funding to launch their companies – 57 percent of which was funded by themselves. Women also reported requiring $10,000 – half as much funding as men reported – to start a company.

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Betsey Lippmeier <![CDATA[SCORE Small Business Mentoring Returns on July 23 from 1-4]]> http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9886 2016-07-11T21:11:05Z 2016-07-11T21:11:05Z SCOREAttend a free 1-hour business mentoring sessions for small business owners or people considering starting a small business. Register by calling 617-565-5591 or online at https://scoreboston.org/KL/ .

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Amber De Angelis <![CDATA[LinkedIn Top Attractors]]> http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9845 2016-06-21T14:21:36Z 2016-06-21T14:21:36Z  

LinkedIn

Yesterday, LinkedIn released several lists of companies who attract and keep talented employees. LinkedIn’s researchers assembled a global list and lists of companies in select countries:

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • France
  • India
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

You can read more about the data collection and selection methodology here.

If you are thinking about shaking up your career, don’t forget to look at our guide for Job Seekers (and Internship Seekers too!).

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Betsey Lippmeier <![CDATA[New Arrivals at Kirstein]]> http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9829 2016-06-09T20:08:17Z 2016-06-09T20:08:17Z The new books keep coming into Kirstein,

 

so please check them out.

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Gregor Smart <![CDATA[Using Prezi for Presentations]]> http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9816 2016-06-03T18:56:13Z 2016-06-03T18:31:48Z Have you tried Prezi yet?  Prezi is a fun and easy way to make your presentations more dynamic.   Check out this Prezi for a quick overview on accessing our Business Electronic Resources.

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redcheckNeed help on learning how to build your own Prezi? Check out Lynda.com’s Prezi Essential Training webinar.

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Betsey Lippmeier <![CDATA[Growth in Biotechnology Employment Exceeds Growth of Biotechnology Graduates in Massachusetts]]> http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9800 2016-05-25T13:57:59Z 2016-05-25T13:57:11Z MassbioedThe MassBioEd 2016 Job Trends Forecast states “The Massachusetts biopharmaceutical industry is in a prolonged period of expansion for which we see no close through 2018. The total number of industry job listings jumped by 35.5% in 2015 over 2014.” Unfortunately the number of qualified candidates has not kept pace with the demand. “As 87 percent of surveyed biopharmaceutical employers indicated that they would be adding net new employees in the next 12 months, 78 percent of employers indicated that it is more difficult to find
qualified talent than it was three years ago in 2013.”

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Betsey Lippmeier <![CDATA[Massachusetts Economic Outlook “rests on a precarious footing”]]> http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9795 2016-05-23T19:51:47Z 2016-05-23T19:51:47Z massThe Massachusetts economic outlook, according to the MassBenchmarks Editorial Board, “rests on precarious footing”. Although economic indicators for Massachusetts are generally positive, the uncertain outlook for the global economy and a recent slowing of U.S. economic growth contribute to the uncertain outlook for Massachusetts.

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Betsey Lippmeier <![CDATA[Expensive Boston Area Housing and the Middle Class]]> http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9773 2016-05-18T16:38:26Z 2016-05-18T16:38:26Z building-for-middle-cover-no-sponsorsAccording to a Metropolitan Area Planning Council report, the high cost of housing in the Boston Metro Area poses particular challenges for middle-income working households. Middle-income households earn too much to qualify for subsidized housing but not enough to have abundant choices in the housing market.

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Betsey Lippmeier <![CDATA[Organize Your Social Life with a Shake of the Wrist]]> http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9760 2016-05-12T16:35:46Z 2016-05-12T16:33:05Z shuflixOrganize your social life with a shake of your wrist at Shuflix . Select an activity type, radius, and time, shake your phone, and the app will randomly select activities that  meet your criteria. Available for iPhone now, and Android in a couple of weeks.

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Betsey Lippmeier <![CDATA[Massachusetts Nonprofit Report]]> http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9741 2016-05-11T13:13:40Z 2016-05-11T13:13:40Z MNNAccording to the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, the Massachusetts nonprofit sector provides more than half a million nonprofit jobs , making its nonprofit sector one of the strongest in the country. The sector is home to nonprofits in a wide range of industries, beyond the familiar education and health care subsectors. And when the economy is weak, the Massachusetts nonprofit sector is resilient — adding jobs even during the Great Recession. For more http://bit.ly/1Xl6rvN

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