Funding for Chicago based start-ups from venture capital firms and angel investors is up. The number of collaborative work spaces and social support programs for entrepreneurs are increasing. Chicago is becoming a great place for entrepreneurship.
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In a humorous and inspiring piece in The Wall Street Journal, Scott Adams (creator of the popular Dilbert comic strip) writes that most college students should learn the skills needed to run a business, which will prepare them for post-graduate life. Mr. Adams touches on several of his clever entrepreneurial ideas as a student that allowed him to master “the strange art of transforming nothing into something,” and he gives some excellent advice to burgeoning entrepreneurs.
“The conventional wisdom is that [small] businesses account for half of the labor force and are therefore the engine of future job creation. That’s not quite the case. The more precise factor is not the size of businesses, but rather their age,” say Carl Schramm, Robert Litan, and Dane Stangler.