Tips on Starting a Business
Entrepreneurship, the creation and capture of value, fuels the growth of regions and nations, brings innovative products and services to the market, and plays a key role in economies and societies world wide. On The Point, we get a couple of perspectives on this topic. Daniel Isenberg, founding executive director of the Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project and Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, shares his thoughts with Mindy Todd on why some ideas fail as start-ups while other seemingly worthless ideas succeed. He is the author of Worthless, Impossible and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value. Also, Mitchell Weiss, professor of finance at University of Hartford Barney School of Business, joins us to discuss the financial nuts and bolts to starting and running your own business including when and how to secure venture capital.