Professor at Case Western Reserve University
Scott Shane is the A. Malachi Mixon III professor of entrepreneurial studies at Case Western Reserve University. His books include
Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths That Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Policy Makers Live by (Yale University Press, 2008) and Finding Fertile Ground: Identifying Extraordinary Opportunities for New Businesses (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005).
Online platforms are a superior choice for less entrepreneurially experienced, less-active investors who are deploying smaller amounts of money.
Because they solve real problems that venture capitalists face in financing companies, accelerators are not simply a fad.
The growing concentration of venture capital investments in Silicon Valley creates a problem for policymakers in other regions.
Women are making strides in business ownership, but still lag in some important areas.
Whether small business owners think their state government is supportive or hostile depends on who they are, the kind of business they are running, where they are located and their political beliefs.
Early-stage investors gather very little information when making a decision. But that makes perfect sense.
What kind of funding you seek can make all the difference in how much money you raise and how much control you keep.
Equity crowdfunding is hampered by regulations designed to curb stock-market abuse.
The types of investors who put money into reward-based crowdfunders aren't the ones who will buy shares through equity crowdfunding – at least not at first.
It's easy to blame mounting debt loads for a slowdown in entrepreneurship. But data show otherwise.
Despite some headlines, the nature of the current venture market is far different than the bubble years.
Universities may be missing out on owning a share of their strongest spinoffs.
Buyers, beware. While private-company shares can now be bought relatively easily, selling them will likely prove more difficult.
Starting your own business has an added risk: a tougher road to get hired by someone else later.
A big problem with the gender gap in entrepreneurship is the nagging feeling that men are better suited for it.
Copyright © 2015 Entrepreneur Media, Inc. All rights reserved.
© 2015 Entrepreneur Media, Inc.