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Using Family Values for Business Success
Family businesses are unique because the family values held by their founders shape the very fabric of the business. It goes without saying that finding ways to instill those values into the business Read More...
Sleeplessness Can Be Hazardous to Your Venture
Many entrepreneurs speak derisively about the act of sleeping, uttering phrases like, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead!” or “Sleep is for weaklings.” These statements imply that working on the Read More...
EIX Partners With the Journal of Business Venturing
Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange (EIX) is partnering with the Journal of Business Venturing (JBV) to bring its research-proven insights and practical advice to our audience of current and Read More...
The Advantages of Older Entrepreneurs
If you want to take a conversation in an interesting direction, ask a group of adults what they think is the most popular age for entrepreneurship. The typical answer in my experience is the younger Read More...
Category: Features
Be Yourself: Advice For Women in Professional Services Businesses
A few years ago, at a major conference for financial planners, “Grace” and her husband were talking with some new acquaintances at dinner. One of them mentioned how admirable it was that Grace Read More...
How to Build an Innovative Mindset
In January 2021 I joined the Great Resignation and took an early retirement from the University of Minnesota (UMN). I had spent 12 years there teaching social entrepreneurship and managing  Read More...
Category: Commentary
Sometimes, Sandy Showers and Dirty Dogs are the Mothers of Invention
EDITOR'S NOTE: This first-person account of changing careers and starting a business is one in a series of eight stories shared by Next Avenue readers. The full collection is available here . By Lisa Read More...
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These 10 Common Accounting Mistakes Can Doom Early-Stage Enterprises
  In tough operating environments, firms will need to closely monitor their financial and operating results to ensure financial survival. An ineffective or non-existent financial/accounting Read More...
Using Pieces of a Career Crash to Build Something New
  EDITOR'S NOTE: This first-person account of changing careers and starting a business is one in a series of eight stories shared by Next Avenue readers. The full collection is available here . Read More...
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 ‘Entrepreneurial Deal Analysis’ Course Energizes Students
This spring, the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship experimented with a new “Entrepreneurial Deal Analysis” course for undergraduate students. For years we’ve seen a huge student interest in Read More...

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