Not all franchise business opportunities are the same. It's wise to do plenty of research before jumping in to just any franchise opportunity.
Scott Shane is A. Malachi Mixon III, Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of nine books, including:
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.
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.Sep 7, 2015 420 Shares
Venture capital investing has changed in just a short amount of time. Here's how the market differs today than from the beginning of the decade.Aug 31, 2015 435 Shares
For some small businesses and startups, crowdfunding to raise capital may be the best way to get off the ground. Then again, this means of raising capital is not for everyone. Here are five businesses that could benefit from crowdfuding.Aug 24, 2015 313 Shares
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.Aug 17, 2015 269 Shares
A new study examines the qualities of growing franchise businesses versus those franchise business that have shrunk in size over the last five years.Aug 10, 2015 567 Shares
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.Jul 27, 2015 338 Shares
Conflict in Washington? The IRS says it has data showing that self-employment is on the rise but another agency has numbers that suggest otherwise.Jul 20, 2015 335 Shares
How small is small? New federal data shows that most small businesses are very small. By definition, a small business could have up to 499 employees. The average American small business has about 8!Jul 13, 2015 482 Shares
National governments and other organizations spend considerable time and money on small business training in developing countries as a way to promote entrepreneurship. But are these training programs really working as expected?Jul 6, 2015 318 Shares
A recent survey question posed to Small Business Trends readers asked the best way to learn about entrepreneurship. The results of the informal survey, while unscientific, yielded some interesting responses. If you haven't yet taken the survey, what would your answer be?Jun 29, 2015 509 Shares
In a short time, online business lending has transformed from a new and cutting edge approach to business financing into a popular alternative to more traditional forms of borrowing, You owe it to your business to learn more.Jun 22, 2015 414 Shares