Bob Caspe, the head of The International Entrepreneurship Center, has started three tech companies of his own, and he's even taught entrepreneurship in Babson College's MBA program. At his 8,000-square-foot center, Bob and his team run a startup incubator, helping to launch new businesses into the market. Along the way, they can workshop businesses' concepts or simply provide office space and A/V equipment assistance, depending on the client's needs.
DustBusters’ bonded-and-insured professionals spruce up commercial and residential spaces from the inside out. Technicians venture to homes and offices and seamlessly move from bathrooms to kitchens to office spaces while vanquishing stains, dirt, and mummified dust bunnies. Seasoned repair technicians also improve real-estate investments by installing tile and making handicap-accessible ramp adjustments, or fix malfunctioning structural elements with door replacements, pressure washing, and electrical repairs.
The Smartphone Mall helps customers outfit their iPhones with more than 500 accessories that bolster on-the-go performance. Accessories include emergency chargers, waterproof cases, iPhone 5/5S/5C/6/6 Plus lightning adapters, iPhone 4/4S, 5/5S/5C, and iPhone 6 and 6 Plus car and wall chargers, car mounts, external battery chargers, and more. Protective iPhone armbands ensure phones don?t fly out of unsecured pockets during daily jogs around the neighborhood or roller-coaster commutes to work. When cold weather strikes, colorful touchscreen gloves keep hands warm while surfing the web. The accessory provider also stocks a collection of iPhone cases in numerous colors, as well as audio splitters that enable two users to listen to the same song without sharing headphones.
It seems like there's always something new to discover in New England. Take Boston, for example: it alone is home to some of America's most famous sites, with borders encircling the likes of both John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum and Fenway Park. It's also home to The USS Constitution, a Navy ship nicknamed "Old Ironsides" for its resemblance to a giant curling iron. These destinations are among 17 stops on Brush Hill Tours' Beantown Trolley which shows off the area's biggest attractions. Guides are there to narrate each journey as the red trolley car travels its 120-minute route across the city, allowing passengers to hop on and off at their leisure.
Though the trolley stays within Boston, Brush Hill's motorcoaches take longer, themed trips up and down the New England coast. Drivers
ferry large groups to the famous Nubble Light lighthouse in York, visit Lexington and Concord, and stop at Hyannisport, home of the Kennedy Compound. Fall brings opportunities to view coastal towns in a new light, as their trees burst to life in hues of red and orange. Brush Hill Tours also charters trips for weddings, golf outings, and other occasions.
Head instructor Francois Asselin has guided Boston Sailing Center's neophytes to seaworthiness for more than 15 years, with his programs reaching more than 400 students annually. Mr. Asselin and his cadre of nine other sailing instructors take small groups onto the water to provide hands-on experience with the ropes, sails, steering, and maintenance of sailboats. Together, they introduce the science of seamanship or sharpen the skills of experienced sailors so they can eventually set sail on their own with a complete mastery over wind, water, and doing jumping jacks with a peg leg.
Boston Sailing Center owns an armada of vessels, which, in addition to lessons, may be rented for on-the-water events or lent out to members for regular sailing. Skippers conduct tours of Boston Harbor's skyline, stopping at scenic islands for impromptu picnics or to let parents maroon angst-ridden teenagers.
Weight & Body Solutions' experienced physicians employ technologically enhanced weight-reduction techniques and more traditional nutrition-based programs to help clients melt away unwanted fat and reveal svelte silhouettes. Patients relax in the comfortable atmosphere of a private room as they discuss their beauty goals with informed counselors, asking questions about their various treatment options, which include weekly plans enhanced with thorough exams and energizing vitamin shots along with medical treatments such as tumescent liposuction. Liposuction is done under local anesthesia using a small cannula and requires very little downtime, sending patients back to work within 24 to 48 hours—just in time to sport sleek silhouettes for Risky Business–themed casual Fridays.