This blog is the second edition of a two-part series that expands on how Metis team member Mel Rubbelke is now handling the work-life balance as a new, first-time mother. The first blog post shares how she prepared for parental leave. 

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It took about .3 seconds after meeting Kate Connors for the first time to understand that she was about to change our team for the better. During her first month at Metis, Kate began distributing her famous Quotes of the Week roundup, showcasing not only her penchant for witty commentary but also...

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Last week, Boston hosted the Forbes Under 30 Summit, a four-day event filled with panel discussions from leading celebrities and entrepreneurs, music, food festivals and a startup pitch contest with more than 1,000 participants. Somerville-based Pillar Technologies, an IoT and data analytics...

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The way a company trains its employees, especially new ones, says a lot about that organization’s culture and vision. Recently, Business News Daily Managing Editor Nicole Fallon Taylor asked managing partner Melissa Cohen to describe Metis’ training approach for new team members. Melissa shared why...

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A Boston Globe survey of more than 100 local entrepreneurs suggests Boston’s startup scene is thriving – entrepreneurs feel connected to one another, guided by supportive mentors and generally happy to be in the city. The majority of the founders that responded to the survey don’t regret starting...

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The U.S. celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month, held annually from September 15 to October 15, in honor of the men and women of Hispanic descent who have helped build our society and culture. The event began as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968, encompassing the anniversary of independence Costa...

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There aren’t many hours longer than those spent working on Friday afternoons during the summer. Even when you love your job and your chair is comfortable, you can feel like summer is actually calling you to come outside and enjoy the weather. Luckily, some companies hear this call, too - and...

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Spend any amount of time with Courtney Hurst and you’ll find yourself thinking, “This person knows how to run a business.” As a lifelong entrepreneur and current restaurant owner, commercial fishing business operator and founding partner of Metis, Courtney constantly has her eye on both the major...

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Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership and brand capital firm Breakaway recently partnered to create a new venture competition: The Babson Breakaway Challenge. The competition, which aims to highlight female-founded startups in Boston, will host startups ranging from a fitness...

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Boston cybersecurity startup Pwnie Express was featured in the most recent episode of USA Networks’ “Mr. Robot.” Elliot, the show’s protagonist, uses Pwnie Express’ Pwn Phone to hack into the SIM card of an antagonist’s phone. The scene not only zooms in on the phone to show the Pwnie Express logo,...

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Clients. They are what every agency has in common. Our revenue and growth depends on the service we provide to them each day, and we are there for whatever they require. Right?

(Pause for mental pep talk here…)

Right.

So, therefore, we naturally need to be selective about choosing the right team...

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When you start working for a startup, you’re accepting that the company is likely headed for one of a few potential business outcomes – such as success, failure or mediocre status that eventually fades into obscurity. It’s almost nearly impossible to predict if a given early-stage organization will...

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If you ask some marketers, you’d think millennials are as mystifying as they are valuable. Brands are scrambling to figure out Snapchat and tap into millennials’ buying power; employers are spinning in reaction to millennial tales like that of Mic, a company run by millennials with a “freewheeling...

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The Kauffman Foundation released its latest Startup Index, which calculates the rate of new entrepreneurs emerging per month nationwide, density of startups in particular areas and percentages of entrepreneurs opening new businesses out of desire, rather than necessity. The rate of entrepreneurship...

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