Things you need to know before meeting with a business advisor: Top tips from our SBDC advisors

By Gernely Almonte As an entrepreneur, it can be hard to know where to find the resources you need – but a business advisor can help point you in the right direction. Known as the nation’s largest small business assistance program, The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Baruch College provides services to ambitious business […]

Field Fellow Friday: Gernely Almonte gets promoted to Marketing Assistant position

At the Field Center, we always like to give our interns access to bigger and better opportunities. Meet Field Fellow Gernely Almonte, who just got promoted from the front desk to a Marketing Assistant position. What is your major? Advertising and Marketing Communications at Fashion Institute of Technology What do you do now? I work closely with […]

Mitzi Perdue: How a Dying Man Redefined My Idea of Failure

At a recent conference hosted by the Field Center, entrepreneur and businesswoman Mitzi Perdue recounted how one of her employees longed to write a book called ‘Life: The Owner’s Manual.’ With an IQ of over 200, he had spent 40 years doing research for the book. One day, he was diagnosed with terminal heart disease. […]

amNewYork profiles Baruch social entrepreneur, Tredesha Howard: Black History Month – Students who are shaping the future of NYC

This article is excerpted from amNewYork. Click here to read the original article Being “a citizen of the world” is cliché, but it’s hard to describe Tredesha Howard any other way. A native of Barbados, she came to New York City in November 2014 “chasing” a retail job. She had experience selling cellular phones back home […]

Meet author, speaker and entrepreneur Mitzi Perdue at Baruch College this February!

Steeped in entrepreneurship since she was a little girl (her father is the co-founder of the Sheraton Hotels chain), Mitzi Perdue is a businesswoman by blood. She went on to start the family wine grape business, and authored more than 1,900 newspaper and magazine articles on family business management, as well as the top-selling leadership […]

A Year in Review: 4 Things That Happened in 2017

Happy New Year! As we welcome the New Year, we want to thank you for being a part of Baruch’s entrepreneurship ecosystem and for making 2017 such a success. We’ve hosted open houses, fireside chats, conferences, and MakerHub events to inspire students to think about entrepreneurship and take the first step towards their dream. Here […]

Here are 5 cool Kickstarter pitches to inspire your business idea

  Casting around for a business idea or already fine-tuning your investor pitch? We looked to Kickstarter for inspiration, where hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs in the art, technology, music, publishing and film industries vie for crowdfunding. Each user’s profile page serves as their pitch, except that instead of presenting to investors, they must capture […]

Two disruptive catalysts small business doesn’t see coming: Director of the Lawrence N. Field Programs Scott Newbert featured in Fox Business

By Lee Howard Originally published on Fox Business If you’re a small business, you should know there are clever people in not so faraway places working against you, day and night. And if they have their way, they will upend your business and your life, entirely. Just the thought of it, makes them cackle with glee.  OK, […]

Baruch students launch the College Entrepreneurial Organization for student entrepreneurs!

Launching a student club on campus is one way to become an entrepreneur. Four students recently re-launched an entrepreneurship club for students here at Baruch College called the College Entrepreneurial Organization (CEO). Their goal is to become a close-knit entrepreneurial network that cultivates Baruch College students in their entrepreneurial ventures, ideas and pursuits. “We really […]

Global Family Business Event 2017: How to grow a family business into an empire using synergy

  How does a family business become an empire? Through offspring, of course – and not just the flesh-and-blood variety. At this year’s Global Family Business Event, father and daughter Johannes and Christina Suriadjaja shared how they each built synergic startups which allow them to divvy up clients, industry contacts and business wisdom. Based in […]

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