February 14, 2016

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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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.

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Fed Data Show How Tiny Most Small Businesses Really Are

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!


Learning by Doing and Entrepreneurship

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?