Category Archives: Managing Growth

University of Alabama Receives Grant To Research Entrepreneurship and Business Growth

The University of Alabama was awarded a $100,000 grant to support research to understand the factors leading to the successes and failures of businesses that went public in 1996, the largest initial public stock offering class on record. The grant will fund research surrounding the “IPO Class of 1996” over the last 20 years and will be conducted by Dr.

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HBS Case – How Uber, Airbnb, and Etsy Attracted Their First 1,000 Customers

Thales S. Teixeira is Lumry Family Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. In this HBS Case Study, he discusses three of the most successful “platform” startups to understand the chicken-and-egg challenge of how companies can attract their first customers. New businesses often struggle finding their first customers. The challenge is even more difficult with startups in the sharing

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US Department of Commerce Market Reports For Exporters

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The International Trade Administration (ITA) Top Markets Series is meant to help exporters determine their next export market by comparing opportunities across borders. The reports provide updated country rankings and analysis reflecting the latest industry, trade policy, and global economic developments. This year, the series includes seven new reports for industries including franchising, manufacturing technology, and pharmaceuticals. Each report ranks

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Cruise Automation – Billion Dollar Success Story Launched On AngelList

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General Motors (GM) announced on (03-11-16) it would buy Cruise Automation, a San Francisco-based startup making sensors that turn regular vehicles into ones that can drive themselves. GM hasn’t disclosed the purchase price, but the deal has been reported to be worth more than $1 billion in cash and stock. Cruise Automation is a self-driving car company that develops an

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Why Would an Entrepreneur Want to Become a Multinational?

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Guest Contributor: Silvio Contessi Let’s be clear about what we mean by a multinational. This is a firm that extends beyond the borders of an individual nation and operates with affiliates and branches in at least two countries. A multinational organizes phases for producing goods and services to sell in different countries. For example, many car companies have mastered the

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EY Launches New Program To Support High-Growth Potential Global Entrepreneurs

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EY has launched Accelerating Entrepreneurs, a program to give six high-potential entrepreneurs from around the world support to scale up their business. Winners will receive expert one-to-one guidance, networking and insight sharing opportunities at EY’s World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ event in Monte Carlo, between 3-7 June 2015. Previously called Ready, Set, Grow, this year’s program has been renamed and

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How Michelin Earns Word of Mouth Influence in Social Media

The automotive industry has some of the most passionate talkers. Experts, enthusiasts, celebrities, car guys, and just people looking for answers to their car questions come to the same place: online forums. For brands like Michelin, that’s fantastic for market research, understanding their customers, and hearing what people have to say. But according to Michelin’s Digital Consumer Experience Manager, Carrie

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Why is an exit strategy important for entrepreneurs?

Harvesting from Your Venture’s Value This Article supports our belief that having a harvest goal in mind and creating an exit strategy to achieve it are what separate successful entrepreneurs from the rest. Clearly, the main objective of professional entrepreneurs is to create economic value. It is unfortunate that little attention in the entrepreneurial world has been given to exiting a business

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Global Entrepreneurship Program – Discussions of Going Global

FREE GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM Do you want to learn more about entrepreneurship and starting a business? We have the world’s first online global entrepreneurship program. Now it’s simple and easy to take online courses created and led by renowned experts in the field of entrepreneurship. DISCUSSIONS OF GOING GLOBAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES: – We define global mindset and global entrepreneurship –

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