Scott Shane

Scott Shane

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).

Why Corporate Tax Reform Is Not Enough
Finance

Why Corporate Tax Reform Is Not Enough

Only comprehensive reform will prevent businesses that produce the same profits through the same activities from paying vastly different tax rates.
Big Business Risks Alienating Small Business by Shunning Tea Party
Finance

Big Business Risks Alienating Small Business by Shunning Tea Party

Maintaining an alliance with small-business owners is in the best interests of big-business leaders. Instead, there is a fight brewing.
Why We Don't Need New Policies to Boost Startup Rates
Starting a Business

Why We Don't Need New Policies to Boost Startup Rates

The decline in startup rates might simply represent Americans' realization that earning a living running one's a small business has become more difficult over the past three-and-a-half decades.
Why Equity Crowdfunding Isn't a Threat to Venture Capital
Finance

Why Equity Crowdfunding Isn't a Threat to Venture Capital

Under the JOBS Act, there will be new ways to raise money. But not all fund-raising is created equal.
OPINION: Who's Hit Hardest by Obamacare
Starting a Business

OPINION: Who's Hit Hardest by Obamacare

What industry is yelling loudest about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? Meet the trade group leading a charge to water down and repeal Obamacare.
Obamacare Already Shrinking Small-Business Job Growth
Growth Strategies

Obamacare Already Shrinking Small-Business Job Growth

Despite what defenders of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act claim, business owners report that they are cutting jobs and hours because of the new law.
Growth Strategies

Startups Creating Fewer Jobs -- Not a Problem

The decline in new jobs created by small businesses could be a good thing. Here's why.
Growth Strategies

The Unintended Consequences of Health-Care Reform (Opinion)

Policy makers and entrepreneurs have different goals in mind when it comes to the Affordable Care Act. Here are some critical loopholes small-business owners are taking to circumvent policy changes.
Starting a Business

Why Entrepreneurs Choose Freedom Over Money

Starting your own business often means thankless hours, measly pay and the stress of being at the helm. Yet entrepreneurs report greater job satisfaction than their employed counterparts. Here's why.
The Pros and Cons of Franchising Your Business
Franchise

The Pros and Cons of Franchising Your Business

Franchising could be your next big strategy for expansion or it could send your growing business down the wrong path. Here are some key considerations before deciding if franchising is for you.
Why Internet Sales Tax is Bad Public Policy (Opinion)
Finance

Why Internet Sales Tax is Bad Public Policy (Opinion)

The Marketplace Fairness Act, expected to pass in the Senate on May 6, requires online retailers to charge shoppers their state's sales tax. Is the law a poor political move?
Why Filing a Patent Just Got More Complicated For Startups (Opinion)
Starting a Business

Why Filing a Patent Just Got More Complicated For Startups (Opinion)

The America Invents Act, which went into effect March 16, has changed the process for patenting. These developments might not help entrepreneurs after all. Here's why.
What Would-Be Entrepreneurs Fear Most About Starting Up
Starting a Business

What Would-Be Entrepreneurs Fear Most About Starting Up

An unstable income is almost always guaranteed when just starting your business, but research shows it's one of the top fears that keeps Americans from becoming entrepreneurs.
Why Americans Love Small Business
Entrepreneurs

Why Americans Love Small Business

The latest studies show consumers are willing to pay more to buy from a small business than a big one. Here's a look at five reasons why Americans are rooting for entrepreneurs.
Why Consumer Credit Matters to Small Businesses (Opinion)
Finance

Why Consumer Credit Matters to Small Businesses (Opinion)

Washington's recent efforts to protect consumers may be hampering small-business growth.