One of the best ways to prepare for starting your own business is to understand how similar businesses operate. Sometimes they'll be your direct competitors, but often your best resource. It’s both easy and practical to learn what they’re doing by talking openly with the owners and managers of those businesses. Beyond that, there is an enormous amount of free information available online about competitors from business websites, trade associations, and government records.
In this free workshop, you’ll learn how to find owners and managers who will be happy to talk with you,...
This information session is designed for vendors, especially small businesses and entrepreneurs, interested in learning how to do business with Harvard University, federal, state, and local government agencies. The workshop includes a summary of their goods and services procurement processes and an overview of some of their purchasing programs and services.
Gladymar Parziale, Senior Advisor, Supplier Development and Diversity, Harvard University
Learn how to cook up business with online ordering!
Discover online ordering and delivery platforms and determine if they are a fit for your small business at the Harvard Ed Portal’s Tech Talk for Small Businesses: Delivery Apps for Restaurants. During this free workshop, you will learn more about popular platforms and the economics behind them while networking with other Allston-Brighton restaurateurs.
Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
The two-day symposium will include panel discussions and scholarly presentations that showcase new research on Pei’s manifold contributions to the built environment. Notable alumni from Pei’s office, including William Pedersen, will discuss the emergence of a new kind of architectural practice in the postwar era.... Read more about Rethinking Pei: A Centenary Symposium