The Silicon Valley Bank Bust: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) failed Friday, March 10, 2023. SVB was remarkable in the US Banking system due to the unique capabilities and products it developed to serve the unique needs of Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: Jon Eckhardt

How Founders Can Turn Criticism into Gold

Saoirse was intrigued with her launch customer’s request. They criticized some components of her firm’s product for 45 minutes – then asked if the same components could be made out of a Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Raja Singaram and Gabi Kaffka

Growing a Venture With Private Equity: A Buy-and-Build Approach

EDITOR’S NOTE: In this interview with EIX, a seasoned entrepreneur and executive sheds light on a particular pathway to growing a venture – one in which acquisitions and private equity play a Read More...

Category: Practice Insight

Author: Ted Clark

Is Asking Friends and Family Members for Money the Right Move for Your Business?

  Asking your friends and family members to support your business monetarily can be hard, but almost every entrepreneur needs to know how to do this if they want to grow their business. Even Read More...

Category: Features

Authors: Emelie Calbick and Betty Wong

We Talk with Wes Schroll, CEO of Fetch Rewards, Softbank's latest Unicorn

On April 1, Madison, Wisconsin-based company Fetch Rewards became a unicorn, with a  $210 million  investment round lead by SoftBank VisionFund 2. EIX Editor in Chief Jon Eckhardt Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Jon Eckhardt

Learn From Leaders: Famous Founders' Best Advice for New Ventures

  Over the past several years EIX editors have interviewed the founders and CEOs of groundbreaking companies, and we've published videos of those conversations on our site. Recently we re-edited Read More...

Category: Commentary

Authors: Daniel Forbes and Jon Eckhardt

Community Organizations Offer Resources for Entrepreneurs

  Community organizations are an important – and somewhat overlooked – locus of entrepreneurship training. Many non-profit organizations that help communities across the United States and Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Author: Maija Renko

Seven Legal Pitfalls Your Startup Should Avoid

  Fail fast is a catchy phrase intended to suggest moving on quickly if a business idea flops. It should not be taken as a license to recklessly trip over basic legal, regulatory, or fundraising Read More...

Category: Practice Insight

Author: Paul Swegle

Cautionary Advice About Small-Business Credit Cards

  This article is part of America's Entrepreneurs , a Next Avenue initiative made possible by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation and EIX. A small-business credit card can be hugely helpful Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Kerry Hannon

Learn from Leaders #2: Getting the Financing Your Venture Needs to Survive

  This is the second video in our exclusive series called "Learn from Leaders," featuring advice for early-stage entrepreneurs and innovators from founders and CEOs of groundbreaking Read More...

Category: Interviews

Authors: Jon Eckhardt and Daniel Forbes