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Emily Besen

Closing the Gender Gap

Guest post provided by Candida Brush, Franklin W. Olin Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College For the first time since 2008, we have evidence that entrepreneurship is on the rise in the U.S. Results of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor study carried out during the summer of 2011, shows that 12.3% of working adults (18-64) in…

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Seung Hwan Shin

Office For Your Thoughts?

Ever have trouble finding a gift for your entrepreneur son, daughter, sister, brother, niece, nephew, cousin, second cousin, friend? Consider giving an office! It is the perfect gift for any entrepreneur. It’s a place to work where one can feel at work; a place where one can organize and see their work; a place to hold…

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KP Rhee

Tips for Selling Your Product/Service

One of challenges that many startups faces is not actually launching, but is selling product/service to customers. The Summer Venture Program Adviser, Jeff  Schiebe recently gave insightful tips for selling your business. When entrepreneurs sell their products and/or service, they should be able to answer the following three questions: what are you selling, who are…

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Iva Toudjarska

Mistakes that kill startups

We have all seen the statistics on startups’ demise- depending on the source and the industry the start-up is operating in the numbers are anywhere from 30 to 80 percent. Of course not all failures are created equal. Some of the most common mistakes credited with killing startups are going into business for the wrong…

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KP Rhee

Five Simple Rules

Many entrepreneurs face difficulty when they confront legal issues, including structuring a company to financing businesses. Larry Gennari, parter at Gennari Aronson, LLP, held a “lunch and learn” session for the Summer Venture Program Summarizing five simple rules startups should know. The first rule is to understand that if you are selling shares in your…

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KP Rhee

Smart Way to Collect Information – Market Intelligence

Kevin Mulcahy, one of advisors in Summer Venture Program, recently held a lunch and learn session talked about market intelligence (also known as business intelligence and competitive intelligence). His profession at Fuld & Company the last few years helped him become a market intelligence expert. According to Mulcahy, market intelligence is information that can affect…

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The Entrepreneurship Roller Coaster

“Being an entrepreneur is the hardest thing you’ll ever do.” “An Entrepreneur is a lonely existence.” “Nine out of Ten times you’ll fail.” “Get ready for an emotional roller coaster.” Wow, when you put it that way, why am I doing this in the first place? I had to remember what led me here… I…

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Action tank hosted by CWEL and Lewis Institute

ACTION TANK- FOOD ENTREPRENEURS On April 23, Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) and the Lewis Institute for Social Innovation hosted a unique event that emphasized Babson’s Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®. They called the event ‘Action Tank’. The unique concept of this event was that four food entrepreneurs presented a unique business problem that…

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Take The First Step NOW

Do you have a great idea that you’ve always wanted to pursue? Have you always wanted to run your own business? Well, what’s stopping you? Maybe it’s because you fear failure. Or maybe you just have no idea where to begin. That was exactly my situation not too long ago. I’ve always wanted to have…

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