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Small Business Buzz, Musings and Muchness: Can Entrepreneurship be Taught?

Can entrepreneurship be taught? "More and more M.B.A. programs have ramped up the number of contests and classes designed to help students learn how to transform a good...

The Curator

An inside look at this week’s freshly curated list of some of the best small business news from around the web.

Can entrepreneurship be taught? “More and more M.B.A. programs have ramped up the number of contests and classes designed to help students learn how to transform a good idea into a good business.” (US News)

Would you steal another startups employees? Poaching can still be civil if you follow rules. “Engineers don’t hop around in New York as much as they do in Silicon Valley, where noncompete contracts are unenforceable, but the city’s congenial entrepreneurs are raiding one another’s employees with increasing frequency.” (Beta Beat)

Why do startups fail? The Startup Genome project, an endeavor to crack the innovation code of Silicon Valley and increase the success rate of startups all over the world, analyzed 3,200 companies to come up with some answers. Are you balancing the core dimensions of a successful startup? This infographic will help you find out. (Hungry and Foolish)

There’s a number of reasons why startups shouldn’t hire misfits. A panel of experts at the “Silicon Valley Comes to Tech City” event discuss the essential dynamics of the recruitment process when it comes to hiring for your new business. (Wired UK)

Does your company make life better? Here’s a glimpse at 10 startups that aim to. (Business Insider)

 

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