What exactly is an entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurs are everybody’s favourite heroes. Politicians want to clone them. Popular television programmes such as “The Apprentice” and “Dragons’ Den” lionise them. School textbooks praise them. When the author of this blog was at Oxford “entrepreneur” was a dirty word. Today the Entrepreneur’s Society is one of the university’s most popular social clubs. But what […]

Entrepreneurship: Discovering synergy

The entrepreneurial spirit is vital for science, says Diana Cai. Contributor Diana Cai From stories I have read (here, here, here, and here are just a few examples) and conversations I have heard, views of entrepreneurship within the scientific community at large have changed drastically since the mid-1970s. Before that time, entrepreneurship seemed to be spoken in a positive light […]

The Entrepreneur’s Handbook: 101 Resources for First Time Entrepreneurs

Are you looking to take the leap into starting your own business in 2018? If you’re just starting to think about it, or if you have been planning it for a while, you still may have lots of unanswered questions. The following 101 resources will help you learn more about entrepreneurship, startups, small business, and […]

Seattle: One of the Best Cities for Women Entrepreneurs

When you think about Seattle, what may come to mind are coffee shops, grunge music and scores of Generation-Xers. But Seattle offers so much more. It is a hub for fostering entrepreneurship and is especially supportive of women who break out on their own. In fact, NerdWallet ranked Seattle as the third best city in the U.S. […]

The three roles of social business leadership

Social enterprises are not easy businesses to run. The challenge of retaining financial stability while utilizing commercial practices to actively develop social impact brings unique leadership and management challenges. The role of a social entrepreneur is a good starting point to explore the ins and outs of running a social business. The challenge of retaining […]