“We are grateful for this opportunity to scale up our support for young entrepreneurs,” said Elaine Chen, director of the Derby Entrepreneurship Center at Tufts and Cummings Family Professor of the Practice in Entrepreneurship. “This gift will help the center empower a new generation of entrepreneurs to realize their dreams, and their impact in society, through new venture creation.”
Tina Weber, program director for the Tufts Venture Accelerator and a lecturer at the Derby Entrepreneurship Center, said strategic investments will include broadening the array of experts who are central to the program’s success; she especially looks forward to bringing on board diverse mentors and instructors who will help reinforce equity and inclusion goals. Another impact of the gift is increasing the size of the grants awarded to students as part of seeding their ideas.
“Our job is to help nurture ideas,” Weber said. “With this new funding, we enrich all
If you’re a business owner, your primary goal (aside from providing your customers with quality service) may be to see your company grow. There are various ways you can potentially accomplish this goal.
In some cases, one way to help a business grow is by merging with another business. However, this can be a challenging process if you don’t have much experience with mergers and acquisitions.
Thus, if you anticipate merging with another company in the near future, you can ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible by keeping certain basic tips in mind. They include the following:
Define Your Goals
A merger can be difficult not only for a business owner, but for numerous other employees. People are often very protective of their brands and businesses. Some fear that merging with another business will have unanticipated negative side effects.
This is one of many reasons it’s critical
The business world is always changing – but especially so after the past few years. So entrepreneurs need to adapt to keep up with the trends and consumer expectations. Here are tips from members of the online small business community for making it in business in 2022.
Choose the Right Virtual Event Platform
When planning an in-person event, selecting the right venue is essential. It’s just as important to choose the right platform when hosting a virtual event. In fact, Mike Allton of the Social Media Hat argues that you should do so before even creating an agenda. BizSugar members also shared their own thoughts on the post here.
Work from Home as a Graphic Designer
With more and more entrepreneurs operating remotely, there are more opportunities than ever to build a business you love. If you’re passionate about design, working from home as a graphic designer may be for
Founder at JustReachOut.io – 5K+ businesses use our software to pitch podcasts, publications, blogs to get featured without help of PR firms
Most people like the idea of working for a big-name company, and small businesses are up against these big brands when competing for talent.
Not only have I turned down the chance to work for an A-list company, but I did so to start my own business. In 2014, rather than joining Google, I started JustReachOut after spending two years growing the startup Polar from zero to more than 40 million pageviews before Google acquired it.
The hustle was on. I knew that the key to building a successful business was to employ the right people. Talented employees are more productive and can grow a business 100 times faster than mediocre employees.
My business was new with a small customer base and a modest revenue. How was
Nearly all of the jobs lost during the pandemic have been recovered. In June, the US added 372,000 jobs, beating expectations, and the unemployment rate remained cemented at 3.6 percent — the lowest in more than 50 years — according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics today.
Despite the buoyant labor market, the overall economic mood feels increasing pessimistic. No business owner wants to hear the “r” word. But depending on whom you ask, the country could be talking itself into a recession, or we could already be in one.
Wells Fargo argues that this latest jobs report should squash the conversation about whether the US economy is in a recession — but not everyone shares that confidence. A group of forecasters surveyed by the Wall Street Journal put the odds of a downturn over the next year at 44 percent, up from 28 percent in April.
Starting a small business is not easy, but it is worth it once the rewards start. However, it can be frustrating in the beginning. Small business owners agree that the business they initially started is very different from the business they have now, but that is not a big thing. Gathering information from your customers and target audience is essential to continue growing and developing as a business. There is always room for growth, especially targeted development with larger goals.
1. First, Find Your Niche and Target Audience
The first step all small business owners should take is to establish the purpose of the company, the specific niche, and the target audience. Truthfully, this step can feel daunting since it is heavily research-based.
Experts recommend widening your searches and your bubble. Although friends have opinions on businesses and the products they sell, there is always bias. Instead, paying a non-related
In recent years, adopting sustainable business practices has become an important aspect of corporate branding and an expected factor in doing business.
Customers, partners, and channels are now routinely inquiring about companies’ sustainability strategies. Employees are proud to contribute to ecologically sensitive companies that make responsible decisions regarding the environment.
However, as more organizations compete based on their data insights, applications with big data analytics and AI/ML models are creating a huge and fast-growing carbon footprint. According to recent research from ByteDance AI Lab, the number of computations used to train deep-learning models has increased 300,000x in six years, raising concerns about the environmental impact.
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5 steps to reduce carbon emissions from software
Software that contains a large number of nonessential functions, or bloated code, can make excessive demands on computer resources, resulting in wasted energy. Companies need to
Roseville Police Department’s BusinessConnect Small Business Seminar
RPD understands when a small business is a victim of crime or workplace violence, it can have a significant impact on the bottom line. Through our BusinessConnect program, we invite Roseville small business owners and managers to attend one of two upcoming Small Business Crime Prevention Seminars.
Each one day, five hour seminar will cover some of the most important current issues that affect small businesses in our City.
There are two seminars scheduled:
• Wednesday August 24
• Wednesday August 31
Both will start at 10:00 am and end at 3:00 pm, and will be at the Roseville Police Department at 1051 Junction Bl in the Mark White Community Room. Each will be limited to 25.
Crime trends and Police Department update
– Chief Bergstrom
Active shooter / workplace violence prevention
– Detective Nakamura
Police Investigation: tips to coordinate with
Julie Berninger, 33, has tried many a side hustle. She’s kept a blog that’s brought in thousands of dollars per year. She’s had a podcast that, though was never an income stream, enabled her to meet hundreds of side hustle and financial experts. And her Etsy store, where she sells items like bachelorette party activity lists, brings in $1,000 per month in passive income.
After years of dabbling, it occurred to Berninger that she could teach some of the side gig lessons she’s learned. In 2019, she teamed up with fellow hustler Cody Berman, and the two founded Gold City Venturesa business of online courses focused specifically on building additional streams of income.
The two started with courses about freelancing, blogging and opening an Etsy store for printables like the one Berninger has. The latter has been their most popular course by far, and in 2021, Gold City Ventures
Starting a successful business is not easy. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and planning. But with the right tips and advice, you can set yourself up for success. In this blog post, we will discuss some expert tips for starting a successful business. We will cover everything from choosing your niche to building your brand identity. So if you are thinking about starting your own business, this is the blog post for you! Let’s get started
Decide on Your Niche
The first step to starting a successful business is deciding on your niche. What are you passionate about? What do you have expertise in? These are important questions to answer when choosing your niche. Also, you have to think about what kind of business would be profitable. For example, it wouldn’t matter how passionate you are about knitting if there is no market for handmade sweaters. Do