To MBA or not to MBA? Recently, this question has sparked a big debate amongst entrepreneurs, with business incubators and accelerators often being mentioned as alternatives to business school. For the next few months I will share my opinions as to why, for some, business school can be very beneficial for starting a business, just as it was for me starting Flat-Club.
If you are considering starting your own business, you've probably wondered about angel investing, and asked yourself the following questions. What is an angel investor? When is angel investing a good option for financing a business? What are the best methods for finding an angel investor? Read on for answers to these questions, as well as an overview of angel funding.
Many startups pride themselves on having hip workspaces. Before you unload the laptops and the modular furniture, however, you need to find the right space for your company. For a growing startup, finding the right office space can be a challenge.
Are you a woman entrepreneur who is looking for opportunities to connect with other women business owners? This list includes several US organizations that provide educational and networking opportunities -- both online and in person. Participating in these groups will give you the chance to learn from other women business owners to help you overcome some of the obstacles of starting a business.
Are you an MBA applicant who will be in the NYC area on September 15? If so, you should come to our awesome MBA event to kick-off Top MBA Connect NYC. This free event will take place at the Warwick Hotel on Saturday, September 15 from 9 am to 1 pm.
You have probably heard that entrepreneurship has been on the rise since the great recession of 2008, but do you know how many new businesses are created each year or the challenges those businesses face? Read on to find the answers to those questions and more in the Entrepreneurship Statistics edition of MBA Friday Facts.
Dr. Lawrence Carr is a Professor of Management Accounting at the Graduate College of Business at Babson College, one of the top business schools for entrepreneurship. He is the recipient the Kennedy Award for Teaching Excellence. He got his MBA from Union College after serving in the Vietnam War and holds the rank of Captain (Retired) in the US Navy. Before entering academia, Carr spent 18 years in the corporate workforce, most notably as the CEO of OSRAM (a division of Siemens). In this interview, he discusses the similarities between military culture and startup culture, and provides advice to veterans who are considering starting their own business.
Grant Moon is the founder and President of VA Loan Captain, a company that helps veterans use their VA Loan Benefits. Moon has an MBA from Babson and 14 years of experience as an Enlisted Soldier and Commissioned Officer in the US Army National Guard. While in the military, he received several accolades including a Bronze Star Medal, an Army Commendation Medal, and two Army Achievement medals. In this interview, he discusses how his military background and MBA helped him start VA Loan Captain.
The number of women-owned businesses is growing. While this means that more sales and jobs are being generated by women-owned businesses, these businesses still account for a smaller percentage of overall US sales and employees. Read on for more women entrepreneur statistics, as well as the differences between female and male business owners.
As an MBA student in Montreal who is interested in entrepreneurship, I have explored several startup events and resources that are available in this city. I am happy to share my findings and experiences with the Top MBA Connect community. (Please note that the entries below are in alphabetical order).