Faculty & Leadership

How Small Business Owners Can Build Community

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) is one of Babson College’s primary economic development programs, focused on helping small business owners grow their business.  Since 2010 Babson has been the educational partner for the program, with responsibility for program design, training faculty and business advisors across the country for program delivery, guiding the alumni program,…

Living Entrepreneurship

Marissa Goldstein

Profile of a WINner: Daniela Afonso

I recently sat down with one of The Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab’s participants, Daniela Afonso, MBA Candidate Class of 2014. Daniela, a native of Brazil, is a marketing professional with more than 10 years of experience developing local and national marketing campaigns. She started two successful businesses prior to pursuing her MBA at Babson.…

Living Entrepreneurship

Han Tran

Building Your Entrepreneurial Team

Success of a venture depends on feasibility – not just the idea itself, but the people. Building your entrepreneurial team is important when starting a venture. The Butler Venture Accelerator recently held a lunch and learn session on this topic as part of its Global Entrepreneurship Week. During this lunch and learn session, the process…

Living Entrepreneurship

Han Tran

Visual Thinking and Entrepreneurship

Describing a new venture to someone is not always about the pitch and the words associated it with. There are times when using pictures has more impact. The Butler Venture Accelerator recently held a lunch and learn on visual thinking. During the session, visual thinking tools that can help entrepreneurs to present clearer ideas to…

News & Announcements

Ruthie Davis M’93 Among 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is recognizing Ruthie Davis M’93 as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2013 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Marana, Arizona, taking place on October 28 – 30, 2013. Goldman Sachs selected Ruthie Davis as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the three-day event. …

Living Entrepreneurship

KP Rhee

Twitter Basics for Businesses

Many people when they hear of Twitter associate people posting details from their personal lives. Over the last couple years, startups have found that Twitter can be used as a powerful marketing tool to gain new customers. As a startup, having a free marketing platform can bring a lot of return when cash is tight.…

Living Entrepreneurship

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…

Undergraduate

Gabe Diaz-Barriga

I’m Helping Entrepreneurs Win

Given that this is my first post, I feel that it’s appropriate to tell you about me.  I am a rising sophomore, the president-elect of the Babson Outdoor Association, a Student Government senator for the class of 2016, an avid rock climber, a self-trained graphic designer, and an aspiring photographer. Through the support of the…

Faculty & Leadership

The World May Have Changed This Morning

Hours ago, on one of the largest e-commerce sites in the world, Chinese entrepreneurs began selling, for hard cash, places in the queue for the iPhone 5 to be delivered in mainland China from sources unnamed. Apple has not even announced a release date yet. This is not a minor detail in the flood of…

Faculty & Leadership

It’s Not Just Full Time Jobs That Matter

The recent reports about jobs raises a question about how entrepreneurial businesses actually grow.  Traditionally, policy-makers, academic researchers, entrepreneurs and governments measure the number of full time jobs created as the single most important mark of economic growth.  Clearly when companies increase the number of full time employees, this translates into an impact on many…