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Podcast | Insight Unpacked Season 1: Extraordinary Brands and How to Build Them
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.

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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.

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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.

Woman leaps hurdles in office hallway
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.

Angel investor flies in with funds for entrepreneur
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.

Immigrant CEO welcomes new hires
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.

Family business weathers crisis
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.

Black entrepreneurs enter a bank lobby
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.

Entrepreneur's touchless payment opportunity during COVID19
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.

Business transformer on city block
May 15, 2020

3 Strategies to Transform Your Business for the Pandemic Economy

You know you need to adapt. But how?

pilots remove autopilot on plane
March 2, 2020

Is Your Company Culture on Autopilot?

Three tips for guiding your business through rapid growth.

entrepreneurs pitch to venture capitalists for funding
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.

entrepreneurs develop brand personality and logo
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.

a car on a gameboard looks for parking.
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.

An entrepreneur strides toward a business for sale.
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.

Gardener waters several plants at once.
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.

An entrepreneur perfects her invention.
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.

a family business owner offers a child a pair of shoes
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.

Entrepreneurs show ideas to an investor.
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.

An entrepreneur enters an established company.
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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