Tag: Small Business

Relationships Matter: How 2 Grow Your Services Business

New services ventures face an uphill battle as they work towards building their credibility and winning early clients. In a competitive services landscape, what can founders do to ensure that their businesses have the best chance for growth? As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Babson Global Entrepreneur in Residence (GEIR) Akhil Suresh Nair MBA’18 led…

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When Working at a Smaller Company

When working at a smaller company, there are more limited resources; however, much to learn as well. Some pros would be tighter knit community and more projects to work on. When there are small issues that arise the CEOs of the company are easily accessible. Being able to go to my managers and bosses when…

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Brianna Radicioni

Manizales Más Celebrates Five Years of Fostering Growth, Employment, and Prosperity Among the Local Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Manizales Más, Babson’s entrepreneurship and economy-boosting collaboration with the Colombian city of Manizales, has driven an average 46 percent growth among 73 high-potential companies in just five years. These companies have registered an average $39 million in sales, created 1,392 new jobs, and attracted 1,679 new customers, in addition to eight exporting companies. Such growth…

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Shannon Sweeny

ZAVR, Accessories for the Modern Gentleman

Babson undergraduate students Harshit Garg ‘19, Pranay Kothari ‘19, and Hari Mahesh ’19 are redefining the modern gentlemen by launching the men’s accessories brand, ZAVR Men.  ZAVR Men is a men’s accessories brand that offers modern accessories that strike a balance with both luxury and affordable. They are classy men’s accessories that complement a well-dressed…

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Shannon Sweeny

Babson’s Anne Donnellon Appointed to National Small Business Development Centers Advisory Board

Associate Professor of Management Anne Donnellon has been appointed to the National Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Advisory Board as the Region I representative. America’s SBDC represents America’s nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers– the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories. The mission of America’s SBDC is…

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Michael Chmura

Graduates Of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program Continue To Outpace National Growth Averages

This third report from Babson College highlights progress made by more than 3,500 small business owners over the span of 30 months since completing the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. With nearly triple the sample size of the program’s inaugural report, and now including data for participants two and a half years after they…

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Shannon Sweeny

Babson Alumni Business wins Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Babson Alumni, Mihael Mikek MBA’06, CEO at Celtra Inc, won the Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the High Tech category, honoring immigrant entrepreneurs in Massachusetts. The award, presented by The Immigrant Learning Center, honors outstanding Massachusetts immigrant entrepreneurs in four categories: business growth, neighborhood business, high-tech and life science. Babson Alum, Edison Almeida…

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Shannon Sweeny

Babson Business, Melanites, Getting Noticed

Babson graduate student Jennifer Pierre M’ 16 is looking to make a difference in the toy industry.  She is doing just that with her business, Melanites.  She isn’t only making an impact at Babson, but also in the local media. Melanites Melanites is a toy company expanding representation in the toy aisles with the first…

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A Day with Martha Stewart: How sleep, storytelling, and social media can improve your business

Last weekend, I had the honor of attending Martha Stewart’s small business and entrepreneurial summit in New York City. Various panelists, all of whom are attached to the title of Entrepreneur, spoke to us throughout the day and answered questions along the way. The day was filled with inspirational key notes, tips for business owners/starters,…

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