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The Teacher Becomes the Student: Adjunct, Entrepreneur Uses Skills to Pivot His Own Business

Over the past few months, individuals and businesses alike have had to adapt to the ever-changing conditions brought on by COVID-19. Though entrepreneurs and newer businesses might have been more immediately vulnerable to the economic uncertainty, established business have turned…

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Wise Women’s Business Center and South Side Innovation Center Help Small Businesses

Meghan Florkowski (left) and Carolyn Tucker. Please note, this image was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and does not reflect current public health guidelines. Wise Women’s Business Center and South Side Innovation Center Help Small Businesses Two entrepreneurship programs,…

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Challenging Assumptions About Entrepreneurship

Challenging Assumptions About Entrepreneurship The undergraduate and master’s level elective course, Minority and Woman’s Entrepreneurship: Race, Gender and Entrepreneurial Opportunity, is a hidden gem that presents perspectives on entrepreneurship not often studied. “Readings, assignments and guest speakers cover practical and…

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Course Engages Students to Challenge Assumptions about Entrepreneurship

A hidden gem in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises department, the undergraduate and master’s level elective course, Minority and Woman’s Entrepreneurship: Race, Gender and Entrepreneurial Opportunity, provides a bird’s eye view of entrepreneurship not…

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WISE Women’s Business Center and South Side Innovation Center Awarded Grants to Help Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Two entrepreneurship programs run by the Martin J. Whitman School of Management received funding in April 2020 to help small businesses affected by COVID-19. The Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (WISE) Women’s Business Center and South Side Innovation Center…

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Southside Innovation Center a Host Site for Business Growth Accelerator Program

The Southside Innovation Center, a program of Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management recently announced it is one of three regional centers for the New York State Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development’s Business Growth Accelerator Program…

Connecting Certified Minority and Woman-Owned Businesses with Opportunities at the 2017 MWBE Expo

The South Side Innovation Center (SSIC), Onondaga County and SUNY Upstate Medical University are hosting the Minority Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) Expo Feb. 9 at the SSIC, located at 2610 S. Salina St. in downtown Syracuse. The MWBE Expo will…