Hip-hop star and entrepreneur will.i.am on business, passion, and not being afraid to fail

You might know him as the founding member of the world-renowned hip-hop group The Black Eyed Peas. With a discography of numerous Billboard top 10 hits and seven Grammy awards, it might come as a surprise that will.i.am is also a successful entrepreneur. He is the founder of a technology and fashion company, i.am+, and i.am.angel, […]

Building a thick skin for tough times: how a startup can build resilience

As an entrepreneur, you’ve braced yourself for the worst – be it failure, bankruptcy, burnout, or all three. As a trailblazer, you’re prepared to deflect backlash and champion a product the market has never seen. You believe your startup is worth it, and now you must nurture that same conviction about yourself. What is resilience? In entrepreneurship, […]

Baruch MBA Student Elizabeth Alpern Named to Forbes “30 Under 30”

Student Entrepreneur Achieves Flavorful Feat with The Gefilteria NEW YORK, NY- January 10,2014 -Student entrepreneurs at Baruch College often find success when their business idea becomes a reality. Sometimes that success earns high-profile recognition by the business industry. Such is the case for Elizabeth Alpern, a student in the part-time MBA program in the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch […]

Some Things to Consider When Looking for Financing for Your Social Enterprise

If you’re a social entrepreneur – someone who is thinking and acting like a business entrepreneur as you pursue a social and/or environmental mission – you’ve probably found yourself spending a lot of time worrying about where you’re going to get the money to start, sustain and grow your social enterprise. This is understandable, but […]

Resources for NYC Entrepreneurial Foodies

Attention all aspiring food entrepreneurs! Now is a fantastic and exciting time to launch and grow a food business in NYC. Due to growing consumer interest in local and artisan-quality foods, the five boroughs are seeing a surge of activity around food manufacturing and distribution. According to a Pratt Center study on the specialty food […]

Does An Entrepreneur Have a Right to Compete With a Former Employer?

Entrepreneurs who contemplate starting a business in their current field of expertise often ask about the extent to which they can use knowledge, skills, client lists, and actual written materials from their current and previous positions. The basic answer is that employees owe their employers a duty of loyalty while still employed. Once that employment […]

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