Celebrating Small Business Week — Babson Style

I love it when all my hats fit at the same time.  Thursday night’s Small Business Week reception at the Chamber of Commerce building in Washington, D.C. was a smash hit from the entrepreneurship perspective. With hats of Babson faculty member, Academic Director of Goldman Sachs 10,000  Small Businesses, and a federally appointment member of the SBA’s advisory board for the SBDC programs, this night just really worked. From…

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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,…

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Building Entrepreneurial Cultures

What do the  Goldman Sachs Builders + Innovators Summit,  Zappos, and Babson College have in common:  A shared  mission of building entrepreneurial cultures. I was honored and excited to again attend the annual Goldman Sachs Builders + Innovators Summit, this time held at Dove Mountain in Tuscon.  For this event GS gathers up 100 entrepreneurs (both…

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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses: New Program Update

By: Patricia Greene Professor of Entrepreneurship This month we kicked off a new component of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) through a partnership between the Goldman Sachs Foundation and the Tory Burch Foundation. This program is complementary to our core program and uses an adaptation of the 10KSB curriculum content and our unique…

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Goldman Sachs Builders and Innovators Summit – It’s About the People

This post originally appeared on Forbes. I wear a lot of hats these days and they all represent something about entrepreneurship. The thing I love about this is that these hats are often passports to meet and learn from great people. Last week was an exceptional experience in my ongoing entrepreneurial exploration – it was…

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Professor Greene on Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative

Babson Professor Patricia Greene is interviewed by Myob Radio about Babson’s involvement in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. As part of the initiative, Babson helps accelerate small business ventures at local community colleges.

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New Ways Of Teaching And Learning Entrepreneurial Practice

Every other weekend for the two and a half months I’ve traveled to LaGuardia Community College to observe the inaugural cohort of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program.   The 23 business owners show up bright and early to meet in their peer learning Growth Groups before moving into a full day’s worth of entrepreneurship…

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