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).
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.
The biggest fallacy in the discussion of living wage is looking at the issue from a moral point of view.
There is a benefit to paying efficiency wages. But make sure the cost is right for your business.
Online lenders are attractive because business owners know time, not money, is their most precious resource.
Dodd-Frank has weakened community banks, a lifeline for many small businesses.
Like a Cuban taxi driver, the SBA is making due with a 1950s-era model in 2015.
Data suggest the lower rate of companies failing might be behind the decline in companies starting up.
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