The Family Business Mastermind

The Family Business Mastermind™ is an “inner circle” of peers that face similar pressures, challenges, and concerns of being part of a successful family business. The Mastermind™ provides facilitated peer-to-peer learning and instruction on time-tested family business best management practices. As it speaks directly to the challenges of family enterprises and how the complexities of […]

Field Center Featured in Accounting Today

The Field Center for Entrepreneurship’s crash course in Entrepreneurship for a group of students from Chile was recently featured on Accounting Today, an online site focused on providing news and information for the tax and accounting community.  The group of  undergraduate students from Chile’s Universidad Technologica de Chile in Santiago, are spending 10 days learning […]

Video: Alon Hillel-Tuch, co-founder of RocketHub

Alon Hillel-Tuch, co-founder of RocketHub, one of the top crowdfunding platforms, stopped by the Field Center for Entrepreneurship in November to talk to students about best practices in crowdfunding.  Crowdfunding has increased in popularity as a way for entrepreneurs and artists to raise money.  For Alon’s full presentation, watch the video below.  

SmartPitch 2013 Officially Launches Feb. 1, 2013

Mark your calendars – the SmartPitch Challenge 2013 competition launches Feb. 1, 2013! As a participant in the SmartPitch Challenge, you will get a chance to develop your business concept as part of an entrepreneurship community of students, entrepreneurs, private and public sector mentors, and experts.  You’ll also gain access to resources, peer camaraderie, mentorship, and be informed about […]

Japanese Entrepreneurship on the Rise

By Michael Tong In it’s 2010 report, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor ranked Japan lowest among advanced economies in terms of attitudes toward launching new businesses, noting that the Japanese were the least likely to consider becoming entrepreneurs. Being traditionally risk-averse, Japan’s workforce heavily favors employment in large corporations as opposed to starting their own businesses. […]

GEM Report: U.S. Entrepreneurship Rates on the Rise

NEW YORK, NY – November 30, 2012 – Entrepreneurship in the United States is soaring to new heights, according to the 2011 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) U.S. Report issued today by Baruch College and Babson College. This is the fifth year Baruch College has collaborated with Babson College on the Report. The partnership has brought together the expertise from the […]

Procuring Government Contracts

By Shiau-Larn (Shalom) Hoang Business Advisor, Baruch Small Business Development Center During economic down times, lots of small businesses and entrepreneurs turn to look for government contracting opportunities when work from the private sector becomes scarce. It is true that the US government is the single largest buyer in the world for goods and services, spending […]

How to Price a New Product or Service

By Alek Marfisi Many times small businesses face a big challenge when it comes time to deciding what price they should charge for their product or service.  The reasoning behind this is that there is just no clear cut solution.  Pricing ultimately comes down to a qualitative rationalization between a multitude of considerations and truthfully, […]

Baruch’s SBDC Joins in Hurricane Relief Efforts to Assist Small Businesses

NEW YORK, NY – November 20, 2012 – The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) atBaruch College is helping entrepreneurs recover from Hurricane Sandy by offering advisement and resources to assist them with their business needs. On Nov. 19, SBDC advisors met with small business owners from the East Side of Manhattan who came to Baruch College for an information […]

CUNY IVE Goes Global: The London 2012 MarketMaker Challenge

By Santiago Perez This year, the CUNY IVE has greatly expanded its scope by taking its SmartPitch and MarketMaker business plan competitions international. The London MarketMaker Challenge had its successful finalist event on Monday Nov 12th, raising the prospect of the NYC Smartpitch Challenge becoming part of a global network of entrepreneurial students. With more […]