Having founded three companies that help entrepreneurs market themselves and their products, Bobbie Carlton knows a thing or two about building a brand. Carlton runs Boston-based firm Carlton PR & Marketing, and also founded Mass Innovation Nights, a monthly event that takes place in and around the Boston metro area that helps founders launch products, in addition to Innovation Women, a web platform that connects women experts with event planners looking to diversify their conference and event panels. "Getting on stage, you get the opportunity to tell your story, and when you tell your story you're connecting with opportunity," Carlton said, explaining her decision to focus on speaking engagements as Innovation Women's core business. The platform, launched in 2015, is subscription-based: Speakers pay $100 a year for a basic account. Between speakers and event planners, there are 4,500 users on the platform. "It's really hard to break into what we think of as the … [Read more...] about How getting social can build your business
Quiz PUBLISHED: 11:42 07 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:42 07 September 2018 The Department of Health has floated a proposal to print all calorie counts on menus. ehaurylik It’s been a busy week in the business world, so we’ve rounded up some of our biggest and most interesting stories that may have gone under the radar - and you can test your knowledge of both national and East Anglian stories in this week’s Biz Quiz. Here are this week’s top stories: • Norfolk restaurateurs slam ‘expensive’ plans to publish calorie counts on menusNorfolk restaurants criticised a Department of Health proposal which would see calorie counts of dishes printed on menus. Liz Truss, chief secretary to the treasury and South West Norfolk MP, said the health department had significantly underestimated the cost to some 26,000 independent restaurateurs, and that it could bring food price rises and job cuts.• Five things you need to know about Anglian … [Read more...] about The BizQuiz: Top stories from the business world this week, and how much have you been paying attention?
PUBLISHED: 14:35 03 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:35 03 May 2018 Hannah Smith, business manager at Anglia Capital Group. Picture ACG. Archant A venture capital fund backing some of the region’s high-growth business prospects has received a million-pound top-up to invest in more start-ups. The funding for New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership’s angel investment programme New Anglia Capital (NAC) means that the LEP has now allocated £3m to the project. NAC is a co-investment fund with New Anglia LEP and Anglia Capital Group (ACG), which is based at Norwich Research Park, and brings together angel investors with public money to support existing high-growth companies and provide the funding to get new products and ideas off the ground. The fund was launched in 2014 to fill a long-standing gap in East Anglia’s venture finance market and has invested nearly £2m in 13 businesses. Doug Field, chairman of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “New … [Read more...] about East Anglia’s angel investor fund has been given a £1m top-up to support young businesses
EDITORS: The following are among the best Tribune News Service business stories that moved this week and are still suitable for use this weekend.For questions or retransmissions, please contact the News Desk, 312-222-4131. This advisory will move each Friday.TOP STORIESTrump’s lifeline to Chinese phone maker ZTE spurs dismay over cybersnooping and Iran sanctionsTRUMP-ZTE:DALawmakers in both parties expressed dismay about Trump’s eagerness to drop penalties imposed only weeks ago by his own administration, apparently to placate China during talks on trade and the North Korean nuclear threat.ZTE’s U.S. headquarters are in Richardson and its workforce worldwide is about 75,000 people. It has shut down most operations since the Commerce Department banned it from buying U.S.-made components it needs to make most of its products, such as Qualcomm semiconductors.1400 by Todd J. Gillman in Washington. MOVEDTEXT | HTML | PHOTOAs sports betting becomes legal, get ready for a … [Read more...] about BC-BUSINESS-BEST-ADVISORY:MCT
With technology increasingly intertwined with all aspects of business, [email protected] can help you -- from prosumers to small businesses with fewer than five employees -- get started.Kate Sullivan, content director at TCK Publishing, tells a story of death and redemption."I was just finishing up a book edit that had taken me the better part of two weeks when my Mac died. I was a day away from my deadline -- and would have panicked, if it weren't for the fact that I'm paranoid and keep three backups of my work." Sullivan used the Mac's Time Machine service to create a local backup, a cloud service for a remote backup and a regular, weekly backup.She restored from the cloud backup to another machine (a tablet) and only lost an hour's work. She kept working and met her deadline. Other users who were not as diligent were not so lucky.Dylan Gallagher, who runs tour company Orange Sky Adventures, was hit by a virus last year. He recalled that it "wiped out 40 percent of our website. It … [Read more...] about Backups: Act like your business depends on them