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.


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Why Promising Startups Depart a Region

Here are four reasons why a promising startup company should consider pulling up stakes and heading to Silicon Valley or where the entrepreneurial ecosystem is more prosperous.


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Small Business Friendly Metro Areas

New data from the J.P. Morgan Chase Institute reveals which U.S. cities are hotbeds for spending at small businesses. Big metro areas, like New York City, lead the way.


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More Venture Capital Trends

How have the number and size of venture funds changed since the Internet 1.0 bubble of 2000? Scott Shane compares the VC landscape now to the world before the bubble. The results may surprise you but may also give some insight into the options for startups today.


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What to Look for In a Seed Stage Angel

If your small business or startup is looking for seed money from an angel investor, picking the right investor for your business is critical. So, what is the makeup of that investor?


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Using Technology to Improve Your Email Sales

You might think in a world of social media and mobile marketing that the humble had lost its luster. Not so. Among small businesses we are told the medium still has its benefits and can be quite profitable. So what technology could you use to make it even more so?






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