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Moonlighting
Why Boston women are working on their side hustle
Women Side Hustle

Passion projects, side gigs, moonlighting. and freelancing--they are all just another way to say ‘side hustle.’

Right here in Boston, side hustles are booming among savvy young women. I’m lucky to be at the center of this with my very own side hustle, Young Women in Digital (YWD). Since launching YWD, a networking group for young female marketers, I’ve hosted nearly ten creative events in the past year, supporting a growing community of 400 passionate members. Read More

Rita's Career Corner
Why you need a marketing plan - for YOU
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Contributed article by career management/talent management consultant and executive coach Rita B. Allen.      Don't view marketing yourself as a task, but as a required skill in taking charge of your career and executing a successful career management strategy. It requires us to know how we set ourselves apart, what we have to offer, and what exactly it is that we want to market. Read More
Global Biz Hub
7 ways to talk yourself up: Investors need to hear about YOU
Maia Heymann
Contributed article by Maia Heymann, is the senior managing director at CommonAngels Ventures. Heymann was featured in our first installment of our "Beers with..." series. It happens often. I'm left wanting more. Many times while listening to entrepreneurs pitch their ideas, I want to interrupt and say, "Stop, please go back." Technically, there might not be anything wrong with the pitch. The idea might be compelling, the team passionate, the market opportunity big. So, what's the problem? Read More
Coming to America
3 keys for international companies expanding to US market via Boston
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Article contributed by Michael Novaria of Rubin & Rudman LLP. It seems like every other day, we hear about another internationally based company establishing a footprint in Boston, like Slovakia's RESCO and Ireland's Wisetek to Germany's RapidMiner and Norway's Cryogenetics. The world has become a much smaller place due to the growth of the global economy. Read More
Water Cooler Gossip
Are you that person in your office? 9 tips to keep your reputation intact
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By Christina Luconi Being in my field, I get to be part of celebrating the very best of people in the workplace… excitement about new jobs, promotions, raises, new leadership opportunities. I also get to witness some of the poorest judgment in decision making I've ever seen made by adults. Below are some of the ones I've seen multiple times in multiple companies – and my thoughts about how to avoid making similar mistakes yourself. Read More
Rita's Career Corner
Manage your time before it manages you
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By Rita B. Allen We all know change is the only constant in today’s market and economy. Everyone is doing more with less and under tremendous pressure with competing demands and priorities. It is basic knowledge that effective time management is critical for success in work and life yet we do not always take the time (pun intended) or make the commitment to devote our attention to this necessity. Read More
Business advice
Trust: An old concept relevant to cutting edge businesses
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By Christopher Walsh Whether you are a homeowner, parent, professional or student, there is one thing you can bank on: Something will always go wrong. The real problem isn't having a problem, it's finding someone you trust to help you solve it. You can certainly search the Internet and look at online reviews, but that technique has many flaws. Read More
Roll for initiative
How a velociraptors vs. cockroaches showdown raised $105,881 on Kickstarter
Kickstarter Advice

When Newton-based game designer Kevin Kulp wanted funding to turn the text manuscript of TimeWatch, a tabletop "Investigative Time-Travel" role-playing game, into a printed/digital book, rather than look to the game book's publisher, he turned to crowdfunding site Kickstarter for "backers" — people who would pledge money for the project. Read More