Looking for funding, looking to fund – LOB 307



A startup is looking for funding…and an Angel Investor is looking for startups to fund. Could it be a match?

 

The Language of Business Podcast looks at both sides of the startup investing conundrum. Host Greg Stoller talks with Brock Nelson, CEO of CoStudy, a group that helps startups find grant money. Then we hear from Angel Investor Ben Littauer, who is looking for startups to mentor – and if it’s a good fit – invest in.

Host Greg Stoller

Brock Nelson, CoStudy CEO

Ben Littauer, Angel Investor

 

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Social media vs. traditional non-social media. What works for business in 2022 – LOB 306



The Language of Business looks at the difference between social media and traditional non-social media and what works today. Host Greg Stoller talks with Vince Scafaria, Founder and CEO of DotAlign, a cloud-based company offering a full suite of relationship insights…and with Niva Haber, a graduating Senior at Boston University majoring in Neuroscience with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Public Health.

Host Greg Stoller

Vince Scafaria

Niva Haber

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Startups before they get funding – LOB 305



 

The Language of Business looks at startups that launch before they get funding…and an investor looking for just that type of startup. Host Greg Stoller talks with Khyati Shah, founder of Acorn, makers of high quality cribs, bassinets and handcrafted toys for growing children…all locally sourced in India. She started the company as a side job and launched even before she had funding. And we meet Raj Singh, Managing Partner at JLL Spark Global Ventures, who runs PropTech, a VC fund looking for the right small business for investing in commercial real estate.

Host Greg Stoller

Khyati Shah

Raj Singh

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How do small businesses stay relevant post-pandemic? – LOB 304



How does a small businesses stay relevant post-pandemic? Like a local pilates studio?

Or a local event management company?

The Language of Business Podcast looks at local businesses doing under $2 million. How did they get through the pandemic…and how do they stay relevant post-pandemic? Host Greg Stoller talks with Kim Casto, Owner of Bodylines Pilates…and Vanessa Holroyd, Co-Owner of Music Management Inc. in Boston. events.

Host Greg Stoller

Kim Casto


Vanessa Holroyd

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Mentor, Mentee – LOB 303



Mentors – do they really help? Mentees – what do they get much out it? Turns out…a lot.

 

The Language of Business looks at how a mentor can make all the difference in the career path and success of a mentee. Host Greg Stoller talks with Ben Reydler, founder of INTA+ tutoring. Then we see both sides of the mentor/mentee relationship from Tim Nelson, Mentor at SCORE, and Erica Davis, mentee alum from SCORE and successful real estate executive at Thumbprint Realty.

Host Greg Stoller

Ben Reydler, INTA+

Tim Nelson, SCORE Mentor

Erica Davis, SCORE Mentee

 

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Family Succession Part 2 – LOB 302



If the Big Guy in the corner office steps down…when he does..who gets to take over –  generation 2 or an outsider?

Millions of viewers were entreated by the siblings jockeying for the CEO job on the HBO series “Succession.”  In Part 2 of The Language of Business look at succession in small family businesses we look at two generations of an Indonesian family business facing that succession decision..without the drama. Host Greg Stoller talks with Tya Kusumah, CEO and current BU graduate student living in LA…and her parents running the business in Indonesia. Then, Professor Patrick Abouchalache of Boston University Questrom School of Business talks about teaching family business values.

Host Greg Stoller

Tya Kusumah

Patrick Abouchalache

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Family Business Succession Part 1 – LOB 301



Photo Illustration by Slate/Photos by HBO

Millions have watched the HBO drama “Succession” where siblings are fighting over who gets control of the family-owned multi-billion-dollar international media conglomerate. There’s no succession plan in place. But what happens when a small family-owned business needs a succession plan? Does the second or third generation want to take over the business when the parents retire? Or do they try something completely different?

The Language of Business looks at succession plans in small family businesses. Host Greg Stoller talks with Beatriz Iglesias Garcia, possible heir to Folder, the family office supply business in Spain. Then we look at Karma Concord, a family-run Malaysian Restaurant in Concord MA. Does son Daryl Quek, a student at Boston University Questrom School of Business, plan to succeed his parent? Or does he have other plans?

Host Greg Stoller

Beatriz Iglesias Garcia

Daryl Quek

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Immigrant success stories – LOB 220



They came to America for their college education. And they stayed here. Then built successful startups.

The Language of Business looks at two recent immigrant success stories. Host Greg Stoller talks with Kari Wu, Co-Founder of FilmIt, a Real Estate video production company, and Daniel Ramirez-Yunque, CEO and Founder of conjure.co, an upscale home goods and furniture rental business in New York.

Host Greg Stoller

Kari Wu

Daniel Ramirez Yunque

 

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Fewer employees but they’re getting more done…and the difficulty retaining health care workers – LOB 219



Emergency Rooms are backed up. But retaining health care workers isn’t easy.

A business and entrepreneur consulting firm has fewer people doing business with more clients since the pandemic began. It’s all about relationships. But…they need more people, too.

The Language of Business looks at….Host Greg Stoller talks with Steve Snyder, Partner and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Gesmer Updegrove and Christine Schuster, President and CEO of Emerson Hospital in Concord.

Host Greg Stoller

Steve Snyder

Christine Schuster

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Job hunting post-graduation when your senior year was virtual – LOB 218



Its tough recruiting people for jobs in the field of higher education. It’s even tougher looking for a job when you’ve just graduated…but you spent your entire senior year as a virtual student.

The Language of Business looks at the new normal process of recruiting and job hunting. Host Host Greg Stoller talks with Meredith Siegel, Associate Dean, Graduate Admissions & MBA Student Experience at Boston University Questrom School of Business and Rodrigo Contreras, recent graduate of Boston University and new to the job market.

Host Greg Stoller

Meredith Siegel

Rodrigo Contreras

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