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).
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.
Inspiring Your Team
Small businesses are doing a lot more without having to hire new workers.
Nations that are more competitive have less of their adult-age population in the process of starting or running new businesses.
Once these investments are allowed, the trick will be knowing which companies to back.
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