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.
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.
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.
The knowledgeable technicians at Funk Bros. Complete Auto Repair care for domestic and imported cars under the supervision of the same service-oriented family that founded the shop in 1925. A slew of preventative services, such as oil changes and air-filter replacements, ward off latent malfunctions, and mechanics also tackle full-blown repairs, taking the time to carefully explain each adjustment to customers. Funk Bros. has also been hired to tune up vehicles on movie sets, from stuntmen’s souped-up cars to directors’ limos made from melted award statuettes.
Boston CityWalks? owner, Alan Maltzman, loves to show his passion and knowledge for his city. At Boston CityWalks, he and his coterie of guides lead six different tours that roam the city?s historic cobblestones, highlighting areas such as Harvard Square, the waterfront, Beacon Hill, and various Jewish cultural sites. He can also design a custom tour for any occasion such as family vacations, engagements, birthdays, reunions, and business meetings.