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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Small Business: Lessons of the Recession – Women vs. Men

The recent study, Small Business: Lessons of the Recession,  by Chase Card Services, NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business) and the Center for Women’s Business Research (CWBR) reports on the types of responses business owners made to their businesses over the past years of the “Great Recession.”  One of our interests was to see if…

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Network, Network, Network

The motto for small businesses used to be “location, location, location.”  In this digital age in which geography is less important, I’d suggest it is more likely to be “network, network, network.” Last week I attended an event that is certainly one of more recent favorites.  The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program and the…

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How Many Angels Make An Entrepreneur? Patti Greene Answers In Forbes Blog

    How many angels? Patti Greene, Contributor     Angel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)   Ecosystem. Ecosystem.  Ecosystem.  I admit I am obsessed with the idea of the ultimate entrepreneurship ecosystem.  What does it really take in an environment to stimulate and nurture people in starting and growing businesses?  We know a lot about the what…

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Women Impacting Public Policy

The women of WIPP rocked last week.  WIPP (Women Impacting Public Policy) held their annual conference this week in Washington, DC.  I attended in my role as the Board Chair for the Center for Women’s Research. The sessions began at the conference hotel – and then moved to Capital Hill for the WIPP Congressional Luncheon…

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Many Talents Of Steve Jobs

Among the many talents of Steve Jobs was how he was unparalleled as a pitch-man for his own products. Adjunct Peter Cohan, CEO of Peter S. Cohan Associates, business blogger for Forbes.com and author of “Export Now,” joins Jim Braude to discuss Steve Jobs as a business man. See what one CEO has to say…

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Do We Really Understand The Economy?

Herein lies the problem. If we are really going to have a healthy national environment for starting and growing businesses we seriously have to address the educational system when it comes to •    the economy, •    our financial institutions, and •    how they actually work. Here is a FAQ I just found on the Small…

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