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Entrepreneurship, Wings to Fly

From left: Guanwei Tao and project mentors Michelle Cote and Caroline Dealy. (Guanwei Tao)
From left: Guanwei Tao and project mentors Michelle Cote and Caroline Dealy. (Guanwei Tao)

My Experience with the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CCEI)

I worked for multinational corporations for 10 years. My career grew from sales to marketing. As a product marketing professional, I have launched 10 products in the last 6 years. However, I can’t stop asking myself, “What else can I do to contribute more to my career? Where is the next step to lead to a meaningful life?” Continue Reading


‘We Can Actually Do This!’

Benjamin Grosse '21 (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Benjamin Grosse ’21 (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Ben Grosse, UConn Freshman and Business Owner, to Advise New Werth Institute

It isn’t easy running a $100,000-a-year, innovative, premium-performance earbud company while balancing the demands of academics and college activities, but freshman Ben Grosse doesn’t shy away from a challenge. Continue Reading


CTSBDC, School of Business Address Chinese Business Delegation

In late October, the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) and the UConn School of Business addressed a business delegation from China. (Emily Carter/Connecticut Small Business Development Center)
On November 1, the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) and the UConn School of Business addressed a business delegation from China. (Emily Carter/Connecticut Small Business Development Center)

On November 1, the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) and the UConn School of Business addressed a business delegation from China. The delegation, representing 22 of the country’s largest industry sectors, learned about the approaches and services used by CTSBDC to assist the state’s small businesses, as well as the educational programs and resources offered by the business school. Graduate student and former VERGE consultant Guanwei Tao and CTSBDC business advisor Joe Williams were also part of the conversation which took place at the New Haven Chamber of Commerce.



Report Highlights Risks, Rewards of Starting a Business

NewsTimes.com – They may be young and small, but collectively they are a force to be reckoned with in the overall economy.

They are startups, and they account for one-third of all small businesses and a large portion of innovation and productivity, according to the Report on Startup Firms, the second in a series of reports based on the 2016 Small Business Credit Survey. Conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and released last week, the report defines startups as small businesses that were five years or younger in 2016 and had full- or part-time employees.


It’s good to know that someone has your back.

"It's Good to Know That Someone Has Your Back"
Connecticut Small Business Development Center Opens UConn Storrs Headquarters

This article first appeared in the UConn Business magazine, Volume 4, Issue 3 (Summer 2014)

The sudden death of her father was a horrible personal tragedy for Dorothy Carlone’01 MBA and her family. But for the 14 dedicated employees at General Machine Co. in Berlin, pain mixed with panic, knowing that the company Walter Grzegorzek founded might not survive without him. Continue Reading