October 13, 2015

Scott Shane

Scott Shane

Scott Shane is A. Malachi Mixon III, Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of nine books, including:

Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths that Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Policy Makers Live By

Finding Fertile Ground: Identifying Extraordinary Opportunities for New Ventures

From Ice Cream to the Internet: Using Franchising to Drive the Growth and Profits of Your Company

Technology Strategy for Managers and Entrepreneurs

Fool’s Gold: The Truth Behind Angel Investing in America

He is the Editor of the Small Business Research Center at Small Business Trends.

He is also a member of the Northcoast Angel Fund in the Cleveland area. You can reach him at Scott “dot” shane “at” Case “dot” edu.


What Integrity Means to Investors

If angel investors are looking for entrepreneurs with what they call integrity, what exactly does that look like?

Franchisors and Franchisees Fight

Why Franchisors and Franchisees Fight

Discounting strategies employed by a lot of franchisors -- like offering coupons -- can cause a rift between them and the franchisees who depend upon exceeding sales goals to make a profit.

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The Best Business Ideas for Franchising

Not all franchise business opportunities are the same. It's wise to do plenty of research before jumping in to just any franchise opportunity.

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Due Diligence for Equity Crowdfunding

Entrepreneurs around the globe are looking for potential investors in their ideas or their companies. If you're looking to invest and have considered backing a young startup, be wise in the projects which you choose.

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How to Attract an Online Lender

There are plenty of tips on how to score a small business loan from a traditional lender, like a bank or credit union. But more loans are being granted outside the banks. Here's how to find a loan from a peer-to-peer or online lender.


Indicators of Franchise System Growth

A new study examines the qualities of growing franchise businesses versus those franchise business that have shrunk in size over the last five years.


Non-Accredited Equity Crowdfunding Investors Need a Path to Liquidity

In the evolving world of crowdfunding equity investment, there's still a world of difference between the options accredited and non-accredited investors have open to them. Professor of entrepreneurial studies Scott Shane explains further in this piece about where things stand.