California Court Pleases Retailers By Rejecting Defibrillator Mandate

Calif. court rules retailers need not keep defibrillators in stores

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Midmarket Retailer 99 Cents Only Stores Reports Q1 Results

For its first quarter of fiscal 2015, the Company’s net sales increased $32.7 million, to $477.9 million, compared to $445.2 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2014.

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GoPro Eyes IPO Worth Nearly $3 billion

GoPro’s offering will be split right down the middle, with the company offering 8.9 million shares and stockholders adding 8.9 million shares of their own.

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How the Internet of Things Gave Support.com a New Groove

Support.com — a cloud-based software services company that has garnered success by pairing up its technology support services with a variety of marketing partners, including Staples and OfficeMax — has recently found a new groove itself thanks to the growing multitude of devices orbiting around most households these days. The term “Internet of Things” was […]

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Using Customer Engagement to Drive Innovation: Therese Tucker, CEO, BlackLine Systems

As CEO of a $40 million financial solutions firm, Therese Tucker built BlackLine Systems by understanding the needs and demands of middle-market customers when it comes to such thorny automation feats as the financial close. Last summer, when private equity firm Silver Lake acquired a majority stake in BlackLine, Tucker’s bootstrapped beginnings received a sizable […]

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Ambitious Growth Path Led LiveOps to Acquire Social Smarts

Redwood City, Calif. – Asked what LiveOps is all about, president and CEO Marty Beard says, “We’re quietly disrupting what used to be a traditionally sleepy space.” To be more precise, LiveOps provides its 350 to 400 enterprise clients –including some of the biggest corporations in the country – with cloud-based technology that allows their […]

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Financial Insight Into Hiring Dialed the Right Number for The Cellular Connection

Carmel, Indiana – As the largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S., The Cellular Connection (TCC) has been making headlines lately with its focus on creating a hands-on shopping experience and helping consumers integrate their phone purchases into their various lifestyles. This much lauded retailing strategy clearly garners results. From 2009 to 2012, TCC’s […]

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At PacStar, Tactical Thinking Calibrates Growth Trajectory

Portland, Ore. – When the PacStar board of directors decided to restructure the technology systems firm in 2010, it rehired Bob Dunn, its former senior vice president of sales and marketing and named him CEO. Dunn says the firm had reached a revenue point “where $50 million was commonplace,” but growth was limited. So he […]

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Sharing an Ambitious Vision Exposed Velocify’s Path to Growth

El Segundo, Calif. – If Velocify Chief Executive Nick Hedges has his way, sales people awaiting leads from the boss that mostly won’t pay off, as in David Mamet’s famous play Glengarry Glen Ross, will soon become a thing of the past. Although most of the more than 1,500 companies that Velocify has helped have […]

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Middle-Market Executive Interview: Lily Sarafan, President, Home Care Assistance

It wasn’t too long ago that the market for home healthcare services was composed almost entirely of independent mom-and-pop shops. Then came the franchisors — each model strikingly similar to the next. Or maybe not. For Home Care Assistance, of Palo Alto, CA, the business of franchising is now more about what doesn’t get franchised. […]

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