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Posts Tagged ‘Gregor Smart’

Largest Employers in the City of Boston

Posted on August 15th, 2012 by gsmart in Kirstein Business Library

Check out the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s Research and Publications page to find data on Boston’s economy, population, and commercial markets.  Here you’ll find publications regarding Economy and Jobs, Census, Economic Development and Planning, Foreign Born in Boston, Boston by the Numbers, Labor Market Assessment, and American Community Survey.

For example, here is a nice 12 page analysis of the largest private sector companies with 500 or more employees in Boston.  

Filene’s: Boston’s Great Specialty Store – Author Talk with Michael Lisicky

Posted on August 14th, 2012 by gsmart in Kirstein Business Library, Programs

Thursday, August 23, 2012, 6 – 7 p.m.

Central Library in Copley Square
Orientation Room
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

“The newest addition to Arcadia’s popular Images of America series is Filene’s: Boston’s Great Specialty Store. William Filene’s Sons Company, founded in 1870, brought fashion and entertainment to generations of Bostonians. The Filene family championed employee relations and innovative merchandising techniques. Michael Lisicky focuses on the history of the company’s flagship ‘upstairs’ business, in addition to several of the store’s historic competitors on Boston’s Washington Street.

Michael J. Lisicky is a leading expert on department store history and has written three bestselling books on various American department stores. Lisicky’s books have been featured on National Public Radio and have received acclaim from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Investors Business Daily and Fortune Magazine.”


Assess Your Career Interests

Posted on August 2nd, 2012 by gsmart in Kirstein Business Library

Looking for a job? Thinking of switching careers?  Maybe you’re just starting out and don’t know what you want to be?  Try filling out the career assessment questionnaire from Career Transitions.  It will ask you a series of questions to determine what types of occupations are best suited for your personality type.  It’s quick, fun, and maybe you’ll learn something about yourself.

See below for a quick tutorial, and to see my results:


Author Talk with Max and Whit Alexander

Posted on July 24th, 2012 by gsmart in Kirstein Business Library, Programs

Small Business – Research and Statistics

Posted on July 16th, 2012 by gsmart in Kirstein Business Library

Small Business Administration

Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories
Demographic information on business ownership, employment, industry composition, and small business income. Links for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Small Business Data Resources
Nice document with hyperlinks to the databases of various federal agencies.

National Federation of Independents Business 

Looking for small business jobs growth trend data?  Try the National Federation of Independent Business website:

Small Business Optimism July 2012 Survey