• SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard®: Is Cold Weather Also Causing a Hiring Freeze? Small business owners note barriers

    GLENVIEW, IL — SurePayroll Inc., a leader in providing online payroll to small businesses nationwide, today announced results for the February 2014 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard® and survey, which shows optimism slightly up amid a frozen hiring picture matching the unusually bitter cold weather we’ve seen throughout much of the country. Optimism about the small business economy was at 69 percent, according to the Scorecard survey, up four percent from January. Month over month, hiring…

  • Baruch College and City College of New York Host 1st Annual Idea Brewery Hackathon

    NEW YORK, NY – February 14, 2014 – The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship at Baruch College and the  Zahn Center for Entrepreneurship at the City College of New York (CCNY) held the first annual Idea Brewery Hackathon on February 7.  A total of 28 students from both colleges signed up to participate in the one-day competition, where they generated  innovative product ideas that will make life better through the use of a mobile app, website, augmented reality or 3D printing.…

  • Vizibility Launches Licensing Program for Its Portfolio of Patents and Technology Related to Online Reputation Management and Search

    Reputation.com Licenses Patent for the “Google Me” Button From Vizibility and Acquires Vizibility’s Patent to Detect Changes in Search Results CRANFORD, N.J. – February 11, 2014 – Vizibility, the division of engraving and printing leader ALL-STATE International, announced today that its patent portfolio related to online reputation management (ORM) is now available for licensing. Vizibility, an early provider of innovative ORM solutions to professionals, has been awarded seven patents since 2009. In conjunction with the new intellectual…

  • SmartPitch Challenge Kick-off Generates Excitement Among 2014 Participants

    More than 275 Participants Sign Up So Far Experts and Mentors Offer Advice to This Year’s Participants NEW YORK, NY- February 7, 2014 – More than 200 students from the City University of New York (CUNY), faculty and members of New York City’s business community attended the kick-off event for the 12th Annual IVE SmartPitch Challenge, hosted by Baruch College and the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship. The Smart Pitch Challenge, created by the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise, gives student entrepreneurs…

  • Baruch College & The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship Host South American Students for 10-Day Entrepreneurship Program

    NEW YORK, NY – January 9, 2014 – The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship at Baruch College is welcoming undergraduate students from the Universidad Technologica de Chile for the second annual New York Entrepreneur Project,January 6-17. “This 10-day program has been designed as a ‘crash course’ in financial literacy and entrepreneurship,” explains Monica Dean, Administrative Director of the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship. “It will teach South American students about the financial markets here in the United…