How To Know When You Need a Lawyer (and How To Find the Right One)

A risk-reward dynamic any entrepreneur must learn to balance is deciding when your firm needs a lawyer. Had Personal Software filed a patent on its app Visicalc, for example, Visicalc would today Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Dustin Slade

Changing Expectations at Work

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is part of Navigating Change, a Next Avenue initiative made possible by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation and EIX . Younger workers are entitled prima donnas who Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: MP Dunleavey

From Riches to Rags and Back: One Entrepreneur's Heartfelt Journey

Many entrepreneurs dream of the day when their hard work pays off with riches and financial security.  For Grant Muller, that day came before he was age 30, when the startup he was involved in Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Grant Muller

Startups Need Both Profound Beliefs and Customer Input

  In the early stages of a startup your hypotheses about all the parts of your business model are your profound beliefs. Think of profound beliefs as “strong opinions loosely held.” You Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Steve Blank

How Scientist-Inventors Move Ideas From Lab to Marketplace

Many important innovations grow out of the research done at colleges and universities. For example, technologies related to healthcare or the natural environment are often rooted in academic Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Daniel Forbes

Leveraging Generative AI Tools Like ChatGPT for Startups and Small Business Growth

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the way businesses operate, especially with the advent of generative AI tools such as OpenAI's ChatGPT. These cutting-edge technologies offer an array of Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: David Townsend

Let the Next Generation of Family Firm Leaders Chart Their Own Path

While start-ups are typically known for their innovation, family businesses are seen as mired in traditions and stuck in the past. But recent research shows that the next generation of leadership can Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Klaus Lüber and Nadine Kammerlander

To Grow, Serve Existing Customers Better or Find New Ones

EIX Executive Editor David Deeds is a professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship, the Schulze Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship and research director of the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship at Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: David Deeds

10 Tips for a Blog that Builds Readership and Business

At dinner recently, a friend (Dave’s) began to kvetch about her adulting son. He had lived with her and her husband for a year after college. Finally, the grumpy, underemployed ingrate had moved Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: David Goetz and Melissa Parks

Entrepreneurship in an Era of Digital Transformation

  Entrepreneurs face many challenges when building a new company from an innovative idea -- financial pressures, networking for seed money, satisfying venture investors who have their own Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Elisabeth E. Bennett, PhD