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Language of Business: Opening New Doors for International Entrepreneurs

This episode of the Language of Business looks abroad at Japanese children’s clothing brand Miki House, online marketplace HireFive that matches Brazilian software developers with American startups, and the strong market for Questrom MBA programs—including the new online offering, open to business professionals worldwide.

Greg Stoller



In this episode of the Language of Business, meet Yoshi Takeda, president of Miki House, America, and hear how COVID-19 provided the perfect opportunity for the Japanese children’s clothing brand to pivot from in-person to online sales. Entrepreneur and full-time MBA student Rodolfo Penna talks about starting two businesses in Boston that draw on his Brazilian roots: a food truck/pop-up restaurant concept and Hire Five, an online marketplace that matches Brazilian and Latin American software developers with American startups. Finally, Questrom admission professionals Dana MacFaun and Liz Wagoner discuss the strong market for Questrom MBA programs—including full-time, part-time, and the new online offering, which is open to business professionals worldwide.
About the series: Language of Business is a video series that informs and inspires entrepreneurs, anyone considering a start-up, or a small business looking for a new idea. Hear about strategies that usually work, and strategies that often don’t, from people who have been there and done that. Hosted by Gregory Stoller, Harvard MBA and Senior Lecturer at Boston University Questrom School of Business.

Greg Stoller is a senior lecturer in strategy and innovation. He is actively involved in building entrepreneurship, experiential learning and international business programs at Questrom. He also mentors student teams that participate in business plan and venture capital competitions. His areas of expertise include Business Planning, International Entrepreneurship, Experiential Learning, and Global Strategy.