Small business seen emerging from “foxhole”

March 8, 2011

An improved economic outlook has many small business owners looking to grow now to gain a leg up on their competition.

Is it time for do-gooder to cash out?

April 9, 2010

TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie created his Santa Monica, California-based company as a vehicle for giving away shoes to needy children, but should the Texas entrepreneur be looking ahead to selling the company and using the money to pursue other philanthropic goals?

The only real way out: Entrepreneurship

March 29, 2010

Robert Wolcott (left) and Michael Lippitz

— Robert C. Wolcott is the founder and executive director of the Kellogg Innovation Network at Northwestern University. Michael J. Lippitz is the senior research fellow at the Center for Research in Technology & Innovation at Kellogg and a consultant to the federal government. Their book, “Grow From Within: Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation” launched in October. The views expressed are their own. —

Does size really matter to women entrepreneurs?

March 12, 2010

The results of a new survey show that nearly 90 percent of women business owners want to grow their companies, but few of them see hiring as a way to do it.