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Innovation

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.

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Innovation

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.

Entrepreneurship

4 Qualities Venture Capitalists Look for in an Entrepreneur

A serial investor explains why you need more than just a cool idea.

Entrepreneurship

Podcast: Why It’s Crucial for Startups to Define Their Identity Early

Plus, dispelling a pervasive myth about successful entrepreneurs.

Innovation

Buying a Company for Its Talent? Beware of Hidden Legal Risks.

Acquiring another firm’s trade secrets—even unintentionally—could prove costly.

Entrepreneurship

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.

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Innovation

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.
Innovation

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.
Entrepreneurship

Waiting to Protect Intellectual Property Could Doom Your Startup

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

Entrepreneurship

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.

Innovation

Four Ways Innovators Can Use Time to Their Advantage

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

Entrepreneurship

How to Make Your Startup Tech-Savvy

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

Entrepreneurship

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.

Entrepreneurship

Can Your Invention Take the Heat?

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

Entrepreneurship

Podcast: What Does It Take to Bring an Ambitious Product to Market?

Tips for entrepreneurs on when to shift the finish line.

Entrepreneurship

Keeping the Angels at Bay

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

Entrepreneurship

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.

An entrepreneur decides whether to pick an angel investor.
Entrepreneurship

Keeping the Angels at Bay

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

Entrepreneurship

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.

Entrepreneurship

Discovering the Value of the “Corporate” Entrepreneur

How one established company benefited from a dogged intrapreneur.

Entrepreneurship

Should You Skip the Startup?

The case for entrepreneurship through acquisition.

Entrepreneurship

Growing a Company from Startup to Sale

A three-part podcast details how Enjoy Life Foods thrives in a market it helped create.

Entrepreneurship

When to Pass the Hat

Strategic timing can help startups get the most from their fundraising.

Entrepreneurship

A Crowdfunding App that Pays the Bills

A startup in Kenya captures an underserved market.

Innovation

How To Tango With Startups

Kellogg’s BrandVoice partnership with Forbes looks at how venture thinking can spur innovation in corporate settings

Entrepreneurship

Building the Right Team to Scale a Startup

Three crucial elements to growing your business.

Entrepreneurship

The Business Before Your Business

Plan to aggregate customers from “day zero.”

Data AnalyticsStrategy

A Leader’s Guide to Data Analytics

A working knowledge of data science can help you lead with confidence.

Innovation

What Does Not Kill Your Business Makes It Stronger

New ventures—and established companies—need a “killer experiment” to test their viability.

Entrepreneurship

How to Exploit Your Startup’s Constraints

Good entrepreneurs use their lack of resources to their advantage.

Entrepreneurship

Turning Problems into Profit

A transportation entrepreneur shows how to launch and grow a B2B start-up.

A Virtuous Mix Allows Innovation to Thrive

The right mixture balances conventionality, novelty, and collaboration

Entrepreneurship

Why Inventors Become Entrepreneurs

Tacit knowledge is critical for innovation

Is Entrepreneurship Missing in Shanghai?

The start-up spirit is surprisingly lacking in the Chinese megacity

Entrepreneurship

Not All VCs Are Created Equally

High-quality venture capitalists can improve financial management and reporting

Policy

On the Origin of Schools

The diversity of Arizona’s charter schools