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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.

An entrepreneur sketches her new business.
July 5, 2018

Three Questions All Aspiring Entrepreneurs Should Ask Themselves

Running your own business isn’t for everyone. Here is how to tell if it is right for you.

successful entrepreneurs are most often middle aged
May 15, 2018

How Old Are Successful Tech Entrepreneurs?

A definitive new study dispels the myth of the Silicon Valley wunderkind.

Scientific research leads to patents more often that expected.
January 4, 2018

Take 5: Make Your Big Idea a Success

Kellogg faculty share what it takes to find, foster, and sell innovation.

An intrapreneur shows his CEO a plan.
November 8, 2017

Tips for Established Companies to Keep Innovating

Intrapreneurship requires you to “think like a disruptor.”

Ideas are valuable assets for entrepreneurs and startups, so it is critical they get intellectual property protection.
August 3, 2017

Waiting to Protect Intellectual Property Could Doom Your Startup

Patent attorneys offer four tips for entrepreneurs on safeguarding ideas from the get-go.

Starting a company means finding the right cofounder.
May 8, 2017

Take 5: How to Succeed as an Entrepreneur

Advice from Kellogg faculty experts on starting and running your own business.

Starting a company means finding the right cofounder.
February 3, 2017

Finding the Right Partner Can Make or Break Your Startup

A Q&A on why you should “date before you marry” with an entrepreneur who took the plunge.

Entrepreneurs can use time constraints to their advantage.
January 4, 2017

Four Ways Innovators Can Use Time to Their Advantage

For creative success, here’s when to hustle and when to reflect.

Even a construction startup needs tech knowledge.
July 7, 2016

How to Make Your Startup Tech-Savvy

No matter the industry, it is important for entrepreneurs to be able to talk tech.

Startup marketing plans are designed and formulated to take R&D innovation into account
June 8, 2016

Three Tips for Designing a Startup’s Marketing Plan

Even in R&D-focused industries, you don’t need to rely on a heavyweight to swoop in and buy your innovation.

Medical device startups receive tips for entrepreneurs on designing for the environment.
June 6, 2016

Can Your Invention Take the Heat?

An infant HIV test offers lessons for entrepreneurs designing for tough conditions.

An entrepreneur decides whether to pick an angel investor.
May 9, 2016

Keeping the Angels at Bay

Startups should be wary of accepting too much money from angel investors.

A female entrepreneur at work
March 30, 2016

How to Foster Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets

A Q&A with four entrepreneurs about the global startup landscape—and what governments can do to help.

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