A multi-million dollar initiative by a U.S. bank is set to preach the virtues of good management and business skills to women in developing nations.
You opened your business with less than $35,000 operating capital. You have less than five employees. Some say you are crazy. I say people like you are the backbone of the country. And the good news is that there is plenty of help out there for you.
You may have thought up your brilliant business idea in the shed, but don't think you can succeed by keeping it there. The most successful entrepreneurs are those who think globally.
One in every six of all new businesses in the UK are founded by people aged over 50 and together they contribute £24bn annually to the British economy.
Studies have shown that the majority of college students on business courses believe they will eventually become millionaires. In fact, a good number of them think they will reach that mark before they reach the age of thirty.
What effect (if any) does gender have on entrepreneurship or the performance of new business ventures? That's the question Erin Kepler and Scott Shane set out to answer in a report for the U.S. Small Business Administration.
If you try to start a business by the seat of your pants, chances are you're going to lose your shirt. But with so much information out there to help, any budding entrepreneur ought to be able to start and grow a successful, profitable enterprise.
A generation of thrusting young entrepreneurs from emerging economies are snapping at the heels of today's stuffy Western business leaders – who need to be careful that they don't get left behind.
Watch out America. Within eight years London will be rivalling New York, Silicon Valley and Hollywood as the world's hub for, respectively, finance, internet-based start-ups and digital special effects.
The average worker is supposed to find a job, dedicate themselves to it, and slowly, inexorably climb up the corporate ladder, right? Well, twenty years ago, perhaps, but not any more.
More older people than ever are starting their own businesses. But why should this be a surprise? After all, 70 is the new 50 - and nothing beats the wisdom forged by experience.
Many entrepreneurs have a passion for their products, not a background in business. So startups can give themselves a better chance of surviving if they create a board of advisors to provide regular, outside perspectives on internal and external situations.
Women around the world are increasingly likely to set up their own businesses but tend to be less optimistic about their chances and more cautious than men in the way that they go about it.
Social networking isn't just important when it comes to landing a job. According to researchers from MIT's Sloan School of Management, the breadth of executives' networks with colleagues at other firms plays a crucial role in deciding which tech start-ups will live or die.
If affordable, transferable, health insurance existed in America, the number of people currently sheltering in traditional corporations who decided to set up on their own would be far, far higher.
He is notorious as the hard-driven entrepreneur who once banned staff from using e-mail because it reduced productivity, but John Caudwell, the billionaire founder of UK mobile phone retailer Phones4U looks like being remembered by many of his staff for a rather different parting shot.
As a new report highlights the enormous contribution made to the U.S. economy by immigrant entrepreneurs, fears are growing about the long-term effects of restrictive immigration policies.
Women are driving enterprise in the rural economy and are almost twice as likely to set up their own businesses as those living in towns, a new UK report has found.
Britain's political parties may like to paint themselves as business-friendly, but they are all failing to win the hearts and minds of the country's wealth-creating entrepreneurs.
Are entrepreneurs born or made? According to new research, six out of 10 entrepreneurs in the U.S. claim that their entrepreneurial drive is a result of nature, not nurture.
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