Category Archives: Business Resilience

Darden faculty and outside industry experts lead discussions with small business owners and entrepreneurs, identifying challenges within their businesses and in the current economic climate.

Past P3 Impact Award Winner, Microsoft, to Bring Internet Access to Two Million Rural Americans

By Laura Hennessey Martens
Recently, Microsoft announced plans to reach the 23.4 million rural Americans who currently to do not have access to the Internet, committing to provide broadband connectivity to two million under-served Americans over the next five years.
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2016 Business and Economic Resilience Conference: Helping Post Start-Up, Virginia-Based Companies Scale and Grow

CREATING GROWTH AND RESILIENCE IN BUSINESS
Helping local, post start-up companies scale and grow
A day of problem-solving, practical toolkits and networking for organizations looking to take their business to the next level
June 23, 2016
UVA Darden School of Business
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Lessons We Can Learn From Resilient Businesses: BandyWorks

Any successful investor in the stock market knows that weathering the ups and downs of Wall Street requires a diverse stock portfolio to create long-term viability.
As with the stock market, diversification in business– more specifically, establishing a diverse external network … Continue reading

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Lessons We Can Learn From Resilient Businesses: Blue Crab Bay Co.

How can companies not just survive, but thrive, learn and grow in the face of extreme hardship? By exploring this question, we reveal several key factors of building business resilience.
This spring, the Darden School Institute for Business in Society hosted … Continue reading

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Lessons We Can Learn From Resilient Businesses: Marstel-Day

What does it take for a business to build resilience in today’s complex and ever-changing world?
Since there are multiple factors that contribute to business resilience, it cannot be boiled down to just one characteristic, concept or business strategy. And yet, … Continue reading

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Lessons We Can Learn From Resilient Businesses: Todos Supermarket

Resilience. Defined as “the act of springing back, or rebounding; the power or ability to recover quickly from a setback or other adversity; buoyancy; elasticity.”
In today’s global economy — in which policies and regulation, the financial landscape, the environment and … Continue reading

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2015 Business and Economic Resilience Conference

2015 Business and Economic Resilience Conference
RESCHEDULED TO THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015
A day of education, problem-solving, networking and inspiration for small businesses
March 13, 2015
9am – 4pm
UVA Darden School of Business 
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Guest Post: Business Lessons from Behind Bars

Academic Director Gregory Fairchild recently presented a TEDxCharlottesville talk – The Questions that Got Me Into Prison.
Below is a related guest blog post from Tom Bandy, CEO of BandyWorks, winner of the 2010 University of Virginia Darden School Institute for Business … Continue reading

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Spent Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion on Financial Service Inclusion

Guest Post By Lauren Lehman, U.Va. Class of 2015
The Institute for Business in Society (IBiS) and the Net Impact club at Darden are co-hosting a screening of the documentary Spent: Looking for Change at 6pm on November 9 at the … Continue reading

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IBiS Honors Resilient Virginia Businesses

Each year the Darden School of Business highlights resilient businesses through the Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards. We asked business owners at the fourth annual awards dinner what advice they had for young people looking to go into business.

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