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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

From bleeding cash to ignoring customers: An employee shares four red flags he missed as a startup imploded

There are a range of telltale signs that a startup may not be heading in its intended direction, however when immersed in the day-to-day grind of building a business these red flags can be easily missed or even dismissed. At Noteworthy – The Journal Blog, software architect and UCLA technical collaboration leader Jonathan Solórzano-Hamilton has shared his experience of … Read more

MacGyvers and champions: Six entrepreneurs on the one person they couldn’t live without in their business

Finding a kindred spirit in the business world has the power to turn strong ideas into wild success stories. It’s virtually impossible for an entrepreneur to grow an empire completely solo; but how do successful business people find indispensable talent? This week SmartCompany asked six entrepreneurs to tell us one person they just couldn’t live without in … Read more

“Managers are important, but aren’t the biggest reason why people leave”: Culture Amp’s Christian Miran weighs in on the mistakes that drive away star employees

Your business is only as successful as your people; it’s a sentiment we hear time and time again. Last year, SmartCompany research revealed that 67% of business owners admitted to making mistakes when hiring. Given the potentially devastating impact that hiring the wrong person can have on a small business’s bottom line — not to mention the immeasurable … Read more


Anneke van den Broek, founder and CEO of Australia’s most awarded pet care brand Rufus & Coco, started her entrepreneurial journey at just six years of age, breeding mice and selling them to the local pet shop for 40c each. This entrepreneurial spirit and an unwavering belief that she could achieve anything she set her … Read more

Separating self from startup: Founders open up about how to manage your mental health in the stressful business world

People working in startups and small businesses are disproportionately at risk of depression and anxiety. But when everyone is sharing stories of million-dollar funding rounds, big-name backers and revenue booms, there’s not a lot of space left for talking about the potential personal costs of running a business. In 2017, Evermind conducted a survey of … Read more