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February 3, 2022
How to Talk About Selling Your Startup without Causing Everyone to Panic
An excerpt from the new book Exit Right explains why you should have the “exit talk” early and often.
Mark Achler and Mert Iseri
August 2, 2021
How One Startup Is Approaching Its Return to the Office
Employees have moved out of state. Job responsibilities have changed. Bringing teams back will be complicated.
July 1, 2021
Private-Equity Firms Are Back at the Deal Table. Here’s What to Expect.
Funds are flush with cash and ready to buy. But they’ll have competition.
January 4, 2021
5 Ways Established Companies Can Overcome Internal Hurdles to Innovation
Narrow the scope of your brainstorming sessions. And find the right champion for your project.
December 1, 2020
Should Local Governments Be Offering Tax Credits to Angel Investors?
New research casts doubt on whether these incentives actually spur innovation and economic growth.
Matthew Dennes, Sabrina Howell, Filippo Mezzanotti, XinXin Wang and Ting Xu
October 5, 2020
Immigrants to the U.S. Create More Jobs than They Take
A new study finds that immigrants are far more likely to found companies—both large and small—than native-born Americans.
Pierre Azoulay, Benjamin F. Jones, J. Daniel Kim and Javier Miranda
September 3, 2020
Family Businesses Are Experiencing the COVID-19 Crisis in Unique Ways
Lower debt, diversified portfolios, and longer-term horizons may be shielding family firms from the existential threats facing many other businesses.
José Maria Liberti
July 20, 2020
Black-Owned Businesses Often Struggle to Access Capital. Here’s How Financial Institutions Can Change That.
Banks and investors need to redefine creditworthiness, diversify their boards, and think more about social returns.
June 29, 2020
Amid the Pandemic, Entrepreneurs Can Still Find Opportunity
The crisis provides fertile ground for startups in spaces like telehealth and touchless payment. Other startups will need to get creative.
Linda Darragh, Troy Henikoff and Sara Moreira
May 15, 2020
3 Strategies to Transform Your Business for the Pandemic Economy
You know you need to adapt. But how?
March 2, 2020
Is Your Company Culture on Autopilot?
Three tips for guiding your business through rapid growth.
January 6, 2020
5 Tips for Pitching Your Startup to Investors
“Make your first 30 seconds count,” and other advice from a seasoned venture capitalist.
November 4, 2019
Entrepreneurs, Don’t Let Branding Become an Afterthought
Start defining your brand strategy on day one. Your future self will thank you.
Neal J. Roese
June 3, 2019
Uber and Airbnb Outpaced Regulators by Becoming Indispensable. Parking App Haystack Met a Very Different Fate.
The startup had a popular business model and positive press. Its founder explains why it still failed.
Nicola Persico and Eric Meyer
April 1, 2019
You Just Bought a Small Business. Now It’s Time to Lead.
Four tips for tackling the unique challenges of entrepreneurship through acquisition.
February 4, 2019
Looking to Innovate? Ditch the Startup Mentality and Adopt a Venture Capitalist Mindset
Rather than cultivating one great idea, bet on as many as you can.
Sean Johnson and Joe Dwyer
December 6, 2018
Sure, Industry Outsiders Can Bring Fresh Ideas. But Are They Better Entrepreneurs?
New insights from a definitive study on what successful startup founders have in common.
Benjamin F. Jones
December 3, 2018
Why Family Businesses Sometimes Make Decisions That Seem Bad for the Family
Even non-family firms can benefit when they think beyond their immediate self-interest.
Scott Newbert and Justin B. Craig
December 3, 2018
4 Qualities Venture Capitalists Look for in an Entrepreneur
A serial investor explains why you need more than just a cool idea.
September 7, 2018
Buying a Company for Its Talent? Beware of Hidden Legal Risks.
Acquiring another firm’s trade secrets—even unintentionally—could prove costly.
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