Posts Tagged ‘Forbes’

Utah Tops Forbes Best States for Business List

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

For the third year in a row, Utah is number one on the Forbes list of Best States for Business. The ranking is based on six factors: costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, current economic climate, growth prospects, and quality of life. Some of Utah’s benefits for businesses are: a low corporate tax rate (5%), a young labor force (median age 29), and a relatively free regulatory climate (few frivolous lawsuits are rewarded).

View the full list of Best States for Business here.

Related: Mercatus Center’s list of Freedom in the States, ranked by economic and personal freedom.

Mary Mazzio Profiled in Forbes

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Kaizen interviewee Mary Mazzio was profiled last month in Forbes. The piece covers her various careers: Olympian, lawyer, filmmaker, and entrepreneur.

Read the article here.

Read our in-depth interview with Ms. Mazzio here.

Robert Bradley on Green Energy and Crony Capitalism

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Kaizen interviewee and guest speaker Robert Bradley, Jr. talks about the connection between green energy projects and crony capitalism on the Forbes website.

Read the article here.

Do business schools set up entrepreneurs to fail?

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

In a recent Forbes article, Sramana Mitra asks whether business schools that emphasize raising venture capital over bootstrapping set up their students for failure in the “real world.” First-time entrepreneurs typically don’t have the track record necessary to secure venture capital, so if they see it as their only option they may never get their business off the ground. It’s a testament to CEE Professor Jeff Fahrenwald’s Entrepreneurship course that bootstrapping and venture capital are both given equal consideration as appropriate funding tactics.

Read the article at Forbes.

Motherhood and Entrepreneurship

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Motherhood brings many joys and challenges, but some mothers also “struggle with giving up their adult identity, the ability to interact with other adults on an intellectual, problem-solving level,” says mother and entrepreneur Sara Sutton Fell. In a profile by Sramana Mitra, Ms. Fell describes how entrepreneurship helped her to regain the values she had been missing as a stay-at-home mom.

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Read the article at Forbes.

Ms. Mitra also has a longer interview with Ms. Fell at her website.

Best countries for business

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Forbes ranks the best countries for business here. Denmark takes the top spot, followed by Ireland, Finland, the United States and the United Kingdom rounding out the top five.