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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Three Key Barriers to Resurrecting a Struggling Ski Resort

There is a movement going on in the cold weather recreation/resort world. The movement is to save cold weather, outdoor recreation venues – specifically ski areas. From closing…for good. In the Northeast alone, Tenney Mountain in New Hampshire, Hickory Ski Center and West Mountain in New York, and Saddleback, Mount Abram, and Lost Valley in […]

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Battle for BOM Control and its Impact on Mergers and Acquisitions in Manufacturing Automation

For years the big PLM and their ERP counterparts have been battling it out for control of the company master Bill of Material (BOM). ERP vendors have traditionally owned the Manufacturing BOM; PLM the Engineering BOM; leaving the end user to determine who owns the master. In our recent white paper that initiated coverage of […]

Monday, May 12, 2014

Made in Massachusetts – the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative

Mirus recently sponsored the Advanced Manufacturing Summit in Worcester, which attracted hundreds of executives, local and state political leaders, and academics interested in the manufacturing industry.  Governor Deval Patrick spoke about the important role advanced manufacturing plays in the local economy and multiple speakers discussed how their businesses, and the manufacturing sector, have changed over […]

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Harvard Study Says Angels Add Value to Start-ups

“Overall, the results suggest that the bundle of inputs that angel investors provide have a large and significant impact on the success and survival of start-up ventures,” the study says.

The study examined the performance of 130 firms that received interest from Tech Coast Angels and CommonAngels between 2001 and 2006. The samples include companies that ultimately won funding or were turned down.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

SBA Lenders in New England

Looking for a small business loan in New England? Here you will find a comprehensive list by state of all the banks currently participating in SBA loan programs.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Cash Flow Lending in Massachusetts

Cash flow lenders have become harder to find in recent years, but for credit-worthy borrowers with stable cash flow from operations, there is still money to be had.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Boston Commercial Bankers Have Money to Lend

Banks in and around Boston have money to lend and are looking for deals. Interest rates on revolving lines of credit are currently pricing at LIBOR + 350 for commitments of $2 million to $10 million, and as low as LIBOR +175 for larger deals.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

MA and NH lead in economic growth

According to an index of economic activity generated by The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, All six New England states posted economic growth for the three months ended March 31, 2010. Massachusetts and New Hampshire were among just four states with growth in excess of 1.0% for the period.