When people think of innovation and entrepreneurship in New York City, they often think about the tech startups in Silicon Alley. Or possibly companies catering to foodies with artisanal ice cream or high-end food trucks serving a mash-up of cuisines (think kimchi tacos). However, one of New York’s (and the country’s) most innovative small businesses is Red Rabbit, which provides healthy meals, made from scratch, with regionally sourced produce, to the City’s schools.
When I think of business school and the MBA program, I always take a step back and say to myself, “what am I supposed to be learning here?” I have long been under the impression that obtaining an MBA is also accompanied by a plaque that reads “Master of the Universe.” Now while you may not receive a plaque, if you navigate B-school correctly, you will have the tools to be the master of a universe. Your own.
Funny thing happened to me on the way to my career on Wall St. I graduated during a time when the economy was booming, the stock market was racing to the moon and interest rates were low. The year was 2006 and I had heard tons of stories of how people got rich in tech bubble of 2001 and by flipping houses in the real estate market. I was a young undergraduate with several years of work experience looking for my chance to make my millions. Heck, I would've been good with a few hundred thousand.
Management consulting is one of the most popular career paths for MBAs. How much does a Management Consultant make? Where are the consulting jobs? Find out in our consulting edition of MBA Friday Facts.
As more people have been creating their own businesses as part of the tech startup craze, the number of startup incubators has also increased. According to ReadWriteWeb, the US is home to over 1,000 incubators. But, what is a startup incubator? Read on for an explanation.
While there are many tales of entrepreneurs who started a company in their garage (Yahoo and Apple spring to mind), it might not be the best option for you and your business. Coworking spaces free you from the distractions associated with working from home (dealing with family members, telemarketing calls), as well as the loneliness of working on your own. And if you are New Yorker who also happens to be an aspiring entrepreneur, you have several great co-working spaces to choose from.
Social media helps build brand awareness -- a crucial step building your startup. As an entrepreneur usually ends up wearing many hats, however, it can be hard to find the time to promote your business. Social networking tools, however, can help entrepreneurs be more efficient in how they engage in social media, and Internet Media Labs is a company that provides several of those tools.
If you prefer to learn on a one-on-one environment or are looking to improve a specific area, GMAT tutoring may be the right choice for you. Luckily, if you are a New Yorker, you have many GMAT tutoring options available to you.
Since there are so many GMAT prep companies in New York who offer classroom instruction, it can be tough knowing which one to choose. That's why we have provided details about the most popular GMAT courses in New York.
Are you an NYC entrepreneur who is looking to connect with the city's largest startup investors and advisors? Then, you should attend Hatch Match 2012, an evening of facilitated entrepreneur networking that is being held at the Fashion Institute of Technology on Thursday, October, 18.