October 23, 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.

Angel Investment Strategy - Why Are Angel Investors So Undiversified?

Why Are Angel Investors So Undiversified?

If most new small businesses fail, then why are angel investors still putting all their proverbial eggs in one basket? They should be diversifying their investments instead.


Solve the Entrepreneur’s Fundraising Time Problem

Fundraising isn't just about finding the money you need to start your business. It's also about the time you need to put into raising it. Here Scott Shane looks at how to address that problem.


How Entrepreneurs Pick a Target Market

You've gt an idea for a product or service and maybe an idea of the kind of customer that might be interests. But research and experience should tell you there's a little more involved when trying to target the precise market that's right for you.


Is Your Angel Investor Playing Power Ball or Money Ball?

If investing in successful companies was easy, everybody would be doing it. In fact, investing in businesses successfully isn't just a complicated endeavor. Its one on which even the pros don't always agree on the right approach.


How Angel Investors Boost Their Returns

No matter how ideal the concept of angel investments sounds, it really all boils down to whether or not a startup will make an investor money.


How to Respond To Low Valuation Offers

You're raising funds for a new venture however when you finally connect with investors, the valuation they give your new company seems a bit too low to you. But hold on there, says Scott Shane. Before you say 'no' to the money, consider a few things first.


Investors Should Buy Into A Give First Strategy

Investors in areas where startup funds are lacking should consider a "give first" mentality. More can be gained if you invest without only concerning yourself what's in it for you.


Test Your Small Business Apps

Are you building an app for your business? It can be an excellent strategy in a world in mobile rules. But a word of warning. Avoid inviting your cherished customers to download your shiny new app until you've done a bit of testing first


Are You Selling Vitamins or Painkillers?

When deciding whether to go with the vitamins or the pain killers, in this instance, the pain killer was the better choice, metaphorically, of course.

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