Cashless Businesses Make Change

Companies that went cashless in the past few years, whether to increase the speed of transactions or reduce the theft of cash, are experiencing some whiplash. Take salad chain Sweetgreen, which Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Hanna Horvath

Mid-Career Plot Twist: Opening a Bookstore

  Across the whole of America they come: the lawyers and financiers, marketers and architects, librarians (of course) and writers and teachers. In a second — or even third — career, they are Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Ellen Ryan

For VCs, Communities May Matter More Than Connections

Whether in the science parks of Shenzhen in China or the coffee shops of Silicon Valley in the United States, vibrant communities of investors, entrepreneurs, and experts drive progress by fostering Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Xiaoteng Wu , Arzi Adbi and Pasha Mahmood

Unexpected Career Pivots Can Lead to Job Satisfaction

Rick Bulan was watching television in 1994 when he saw something he wanted: A 1,000-pound, 12.5-foot-long piece of deteriorating handrail removed from the iconic Golden Gate Bridge a year earlier. "I Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Patricia Corrigan

Research-Based Advice for Businesses: Our 10 Best-Read Articles

The mission of EIX is to provide the soundest advice to help entrepreneurs, investors, and their companies improve their success rates. One important source of advice is based on research: rigorous Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Jon Eckhardt and Catherine Buday

How to Turn a Hobby Into a Business

Courtney Burton has spent most of her career in the retail industry. She was a merchant for several major companies, including Target, CVS, Albertson's and Lane Bryant. For the last 11 years of her Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Chris Farrell

Innovating Without Hallucinating: Making AI Your Partner in Creativity

The rapid advancement of generative AI (GenAI) tools like ChatGPT, DALL-E, and others represents an exciting new frontier for enhancing human creativity. As these technologies gain capabilities once Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Judy Rady and David Townsend

Does Social Spending Discourage Entrepreneurship?

The importance of entrepreneurship to the economy is well established. Entrepreneurship drives economic growth and helps to solve society’s intractable problems, from curing disease to lowering Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Eric Liguori , Matt Marvel , Shelby Solomon and Joshua Bendickson

How to Handle the Stress of Entrepreneurship

Many older Americans dream about working for themselves. Yet new business owners often find entrepreneurship stressful, especially during the lean start-up years. Fortunately, experts say that while Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Nancy Collamer

Why Do I Need a Change Management Plan?

  "Change before you have to." This maxim, credited to former General Electric CEO Jack Welch, is a pithy reminder that being able to manage change skillfully is not an option but a necessity Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Rachel Leland