Equity-based crowdfunding, where small investors join forces and buy an ownership stake in young companies, is becoming a big business, with nearly 1.4 billion dollars invested in the United States and Europe in 2015*. Most of these transactions originated in online platforms, and recent regulatory changes are helping to attract more investors to take part […]
Startups need Board members who can contribute with ideas, experiences, contacts and resources, all of which can help in generating business growth. But how can you be sure to say YES to the entrepreneur?
Until recently, senior managers believed that all they had to do to promote entrepreneurship at their company was continue with their own search for new business opportunities. Today, the current trend is to share this responsibility with the entire organization, and top executives no longer have the role of “hunters” of new business opportunities. Now they […]
Obvious business ideas – of the kind that makes you say, “How come no one ever thought of that before?” – may not sound very exciting, but it’s an area where entrepreneurs can do wonderful things. A good example of an “obvious” business idea is when an entrepreneur spots an interesting product or service in […]
These days many believe that Europe’s economy and its major corporations are stagnant, simply trying to fight the recession to survive. It turns out that this is far from reality. Increasingly, executives from major . In their search for growth, many end up spending time in Silicon Valley to learn more about innovation and entrepreneurship, […]