Insights

25 Oct, 2017

The Top 10 Fastest-Growing Occupations vs Fastest-Declining ones

Here’s a very interesting article by Ben Casselman in the NY Times, October 25, 2017 about the shifting job categories through automation and overall demographic changes.  It lists the projected top 10 fastest-growing occupations from 2016 to 2026 and then the fastest-declining ones.  Great information to know! Click here: “Experts Foresee a U.S. Work Force […]

22 Sep, 2017

The Spa Industry in the USA generated 16.3 billion in Revenues!!

Have you ever thought about entering the Wellness Industry?  Or are you currently in it and wondering if you should reinvest in the industry?  From these stats, it sure looks like it’s healthy and fairly recession proof. “Wellness is about making healthy lifestyle choices and maintaining one’s well-being both physically and mentally. In recent years, […]

27 Jun, 2017

I read lots of articles on business and entrepreneurship and this one provides some interesting insights.  The 3 Lessons:

  1. Talk to customers early and often
  2. Keep your focus on solving customers’ actual pain points.
  3. Always be iterating.

Click here to read the article the full article and learn more about these three lessons in Entrepreneur Magazine.

JAIME STROLLO As product design manager, Jaime Strollo is responsible for the UX strategy of Betterment's financial planning products, as well as the management and mentorship of product designers.
8 May, 2017

Revitalization Tax To Support Portsmouth, NH Downtown Businesses

Are you considering expanding your business in Portsmouth, NH?  There are some great tax benefits available through the state’s Economic Revitalization Zone Tax Credit Program.  Here’s an article about the program in the Portsmouth Herald: Downtown Businesses Eligible For Revitalization Tax Credits Also, if you are looking to start a business in Portsmouth, below is a […]

15 Nov, 2016

Clicks to Bricks… Online Retailers are Seeing the Value of a Real Live Store!

It’s great to see that not everyone is saying that all retail sales are heading online.  This article in The New York Times references that “web-influenced sales in physical stores (when a consumer researches a product on a smartphone, for instance, and then buys in a store) are expected to account for an additional $1.3 […]

13 Oct, 2016

BizBuySell Reports Small Business Transactions in 3rd Quarter of 2016 are up 15%!!

“BizBuySell, the Internet’s largest business-for-sale marketplace, reported today that third-quarter small business transactions reached the highest levels since the second quarter of 2008, right before the recession hit. The full results are included in BizBuySell.com’s Q3 2016 Insight Report, which aggregates statistics from business-for-sale transactions reported by participating business brokers nationwide. A total of 2,090 […]

4 Aug, 2016

Small Business Transaction Metrics by BizBuySell

If you are a business owner or looking to acquire one, you should always stay current on what the market is like.  Is it a good time to sell? What are like business’s selling for in my industry? Check out this link to the latest in 2016 Second Quarter Results and 2015 Results from our friends at […]

4 Aug, 2016

Estate Planners Urging Business Owners to Complete Business Transfers ASAP!

If you are considering transferring your business to a family member or members, you better get a move on it!  The U.S. government is going to make it more difficult for wealthy business owners to transfer assets to heirs without paying estate and gift taxes.    Read the Wall Street Journal article below: “U.S. Targets […]

15 Oct, 2015

The Rush to Sell Businesses owned by Baby Boomers Has Been Delayed

Ruth Simon’s writes very interesting article in today’s Wall Street Journal about baby boomers having a difficult time of letting go of their business.  All the signs were that a flood of small businesses would be hitting the market now and it hasn’t happened yet.  I think it has just been delayed a bit due […]