Here are this week’s links to a few good stories we found and selected. We feel they might add valuable insights and perspectives for small to midsize businesses. 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation recently ranked Boston first among the 25 startup hubs in the United States. According to a report issued on May 4, 2016, “Boston earned the top spot by having clear emphasis on next generation tech companies specializing in education, energy and healthcare industries; high quality of life ratings; and a welcoming regulatory environment for startup communities.” Read Sara Castellanos’ article, Boston in ranked No. 1 startup hub in the U.S., to learn more.

A recent report by the Travelers Insurance, a leading underwriter of workers’ compensation insurance, indicates that small and midsized businesses represent 60% of total claims. It’s no secret that workplace injuries are costly to employers on a number of levels, but for a small business, losing the services of an employee to a workplace injury can be especially profound. Julie Bawden Davis gives clear and concise advice for how to avoid these types of injuries in her article Why It’s Important to Avoid Common Workplace Injuries.

Baby Boomers are retiring at a record rate, and Millennials are surging into the workplace. The byproduct of this shift speaks to the need of people development. Michelle Guilbeau speaks to the issue in her post, The Art of People Development: Creating A Strong Workforce For Your Small Business. Yes, the times they are a changing’!