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Progress Partners is a boutique investment banking firm based in Boston and New York comprised of twenty-five former investors, founders, and operators. The company primarily advises emerging growth tech, data, and media companies on mergers and acquisitions transactions. Progress Partners’ heavily process-driven approach is designed to set up choice for management teams and their shareholders while allowing clients to focus on execution and running the business. To make sure this
“You are all over the place.” That’s what people told Lindsey Holmes as she tried to successfully balance her passions, goals, and dreams. Sound familiar? Lindsey is an Evernote Certified Consultant, author, public speaker, and CEO of Usable Tech Co., a marketing firm specializing in social media marketing, mobile application development, and technology workflows. On top of all that, in her “free time,” she is working towards a Masters degree.
Think of the last time you were able to sit down for an hour or two and truly focus on a project uninterrupted? If you’re having trouble recalling the last time, don’t worry, you’re not alone. The fact is, we’re inundated with information and distractions. A recent report from Udemy showed that 69 percent of full-time employees struggle to cope with distraction at work. Sometimes these distractions are obvious, like meetings,
Bill Gluth is the guy you want to talk to if your business is a little rusty around the edges. Maybe you have great ideas and brilliant strategies in place but you’re just not getting that work done. Maybe you’re not growing fast enough and everyone on your team suspects you could be doing better. Or maybe your business is so new you haven’t established any workflow models at all,
Every idea, no matter how grand, starts in the head of a single person. And most businesses, no matter how large, started out the same way. For small teams with big ambitions, the first step toward growth is establishing a stable, rich foundation of tools and talent. But time and resources are limited. And you can’t just think about immediate needs, either; the foundation you lay down must be fertile
You know the feeling: Someone on your team announces at the staff meeting that she’s leaving the company for a new job. You’re happy for her. Really. But you’re also thinking about the extra work, interviews for a replacement, and general stress that’s about to come your way. And in a few months, you know you’ll soon find yourself at yet another farewell event as someone else moves on to
We all know the challenge of keeping colleagues up to date in an office setting. When those people have to manage information out in the field, the challenge is that much harder. Consider the case of the Meihan Kintetsu Bus Co., which operates a fleet of charter and sightseeing buses. They needed a way for all their tour guides to share knowledge with each other and keep up with the
Throughout the years, great thinkers from Charles Darwin to Michael Jordan (yes, that Michael Jordan), have spoken eloquently of the virtues of teamwork. Even Steve Jobs, a man famous for his single-minded vision, once said “Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people.” Despite this lofty rhetoric, however, business teams often struggle from a lack of commitment, communication, and purpose. All
Today, information is increasing in both velocity and volume. As a matter of fact, data doubles every 14 months, creating a challenge for individuals to stay on top of the things that matter. The problem is compounded with teams of people. We spend roughly a quarter of our lives at work, 80% of our time in communication with others, and 2.5 hours each day searching for “the right” information. The