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Need templated forms, business plan samples or industry reports? Check out ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database!

Members of the Business Studio now have access to the full version of the ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database! This database bridges theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly – including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings – to a full toolkit … Read more

Breaking Bad Habits : Defy Industry Norms and Reinvigorate Your Business (ebook)

Author: Freek Vermeulen Have you ever wondered why most newspapers are so large? Or why management consultants work such long hours? Or why hotels still insist on having check-in desks? Ask anyone in these industries, and their answer will be the same: “That’s the way we’ve always done it.” “Best practices” may be widespread, but … Read more

What’s Your Digital Business Model? : Six Questions to Help You Build the Next-Generation Enterprise (ebook)

Authors: Peter Weill and Stephanie Woerner Digital transformation is not about technology–it’s about change. In the rapidly changing digital economy, you can’t succeed by merely tweaking management practices that led to past success. And yet, while many leaders and managers recognize the threat from digital–and the potential opportunity–they lack a common language and compelling framework … Read more

How this startup went from producing a synthetic spider silk to partnering with fashion icons

Bolt Threads is a biotech company based in Emeryville, California, that produces sustainable materials to supply the apparel industry. Among these materials are a synthetic spider silk called Microsilk, developed without the help of spiders, and a newly-announced synthetic leather material called Mylo derived from the root structure of mushrooms. The company’s mission and materials have … Read more

How Amazon’s floating warehouse blimps are about to change product delivery forever

Michael McQueen – SmartCompany – 10 May 2018 In their efforts to identify disruption, many business leaders reach for a metaphorical telescope. They seek out research, forecasts and experts who can illuminate what lies beyond the distant horizon. While this long-range perspective can be of value, my strong recommendation when working with clients is to … Read more