Month: April 2021

What Are The Benefits From Using a Sales Portal Software?

CPQ Configure Price Quote Quoting and Ordering System (Sales Portal) |  Guided Product Selection

In recent years, many small businesses have discovered the advantages of creating their own sales portals to compete with larger corporations. These portals are a great way for small businesses to manage their customer relationships, while also optimizing their marketing efforts. If you are a small business owner who is trying to determine what is a sales portal, then this article will help you get the necessary information to make an informed decision. Specifically, we’re going to talk about the benefits of sales web portals, and how they can improve your ability to save money on marketing expenses. After reading this article, you should be able to determine if investing in a Sales portal is right for your business.

Managing Your Sales Information

One of the primary attractions of sales web portals is that they provide small businesses with a streamlined method of managing their sales information. Rather than having … Read More

Massachusetts quasi-state agencies clock sky-high pay

Quasi-state agencies — home to pay that tops $700,000 — are viewed as “shrouded in secrecy” with many still not sharing their payrolls with the comptroller’s office.

The Herald has just posted 16 of the quasi wages from the likes of Massport and the Convention Center Authority to pension and housing boards. But at least a dozen more remain in the dark.

“The Legislature should come down very hard and require some level of transparency,” said Greg Sullivan of the Pioneer Institute, a former state inspector general. “These agencies were created for a public purpose, but they consider themselves to be above the rest of the state.”

The top quasi-state is Massport, home to Logan International Airport and Boston’s massive port operation. Top pay there goes to the $403,581 director of aviation. But 644 earned $100,000 or more last year, payroll records show.

Massport has struggled, as have most airports,

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Whip up fresh smoothies for one with a personal blender on sale

Whip up fresh smoothies for one with a personal blender on sale

Whip up fresh smoothies for one with a personal blender on sale

TL;DR: Make personal smoothies, protein shakes, and more with the Homgeek Mini Blender, on sale for $26.95 — a 10% discount — as of April 18.

The cost of a blender might be keeping you from ordering one, but you don’t have to get a heavy-duty machine that takes up too much room in your kitchen to enjoy freshly blended drinks and smoothies. In fact, this one from Homgeek isn’t much bigger than a water bottle and will cost you less than $30.

The beauty of the Homgeek Mini Blender is that when you’re done blending, you can drink right out of the blender jar. It comes with two 600ml bottles as well as travel caps, so you can pack it up and take it with you on the go.

The blender bottles are made from BPA-free

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Tommy Hilfiger opens Fashion Business school | Entertainment

A Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Business School has opened at Elmira College.

The 70-year-old fashion designer and his siblings, Andy and Betsy, have teamed up to open an educational facility in New York that aims to provide fashion students with business knowledge as part of a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Hilfiger told WWD: “The partnership with Elmira College reflects much more than my personal connection to the area. The fashion industry runs on a never-ending influx of new talent, and this program will be instrumental in shaping aspiring designers and entrepreneurs through firsthand knowledge and experience in the business.”

The designer and his siblings grew up in Elmira, where he also opened his first local store in 1969 called People’s Place, and now Hilfiger wants to “give back” to his hometown.

He continued: “I want to give back to my hometown, Elmira, N.Y., and inspire students who are interested in

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Activists slam state’s ‘deplorable’ plan to move buses out of Kennedy Plaza

Toting megaphones, waving posters and belting out chants of opposition, activists angered over the state’s plan to break up downtown Providence’s Kennedy Plaza bus hub made their message clear Saturday: The blueprint is bad.

At a rally in Burnside Park, the Rhode Island Transit Riders Alliance joined local organizations including the Providence Streets Coalition, Grow Smart RI, the Kennedy Plaza Coalition and South Providence Neighborhood Association to call out the state’s Department of Transportation for a plan critics say will hurt communities of color and has lacked public input.

“How is it that you’re not allowing public engagement with public money?” asked SPNA Chair Dwayne Keys. “That’s a problem.”

Patricia Raub, coordinator of RI Transit Riders, talks to protesters who walked from Burnside Park to proposed bus hubs Saturday to protest the planned breakup of the public transit system at Kennedy Plaza.

More:Plan to break up Kennedy Plaza bus hub faces discrimination complaint

More:In face of rider complaints, Kennedy Plaza bus plan still work in progress

More:What’s the future of Kennedy Plaza? RIPTA’s riders and the state don’t agree


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Fashion industry evolves, as virus forces a rethink

PARIS (AP) — The pandemic has torn a multibillion-dollar bite out of the fabric of Europe’s fashion industry, stopped runway shows and forced brands to show their designs digitally instead.

Now, amid hopes of a return to near-normality by the year’s end, the industry is asking what fashion will look like as it dusts itself off and struggles to its well-heeled feet again.

Answers vary. Some think the Fashion Week format, in use since the 1940s, will be radically rethought. Others believe Asia will consolidate its huge gains in influence. Many see brands seeking greater sustainability to court a younger clientele.

“The impact of the pandemic will be unquestionably to increase the importance and influence of Asia on fashion,” said Gildas Minvielle, economist at the Institut Francais de la Mode in Paris.

“Luxury in Europe has already rebounded but it’s only because it’s globalized, only because of Asian buyers,” Minvielle

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