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Weinert Center Director Featured in The Week

by Devin Lowe Monday, February 16, 2015
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Dan Olszewski, director of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship at the Wisconsin School of Business.

Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship Director Dan Olszewski recently spoke to The Week in an article about the shifting definition of small business in America.

The article, titled “The revolution in what it means to be a small business,” explores how people’s perceptions of small businesses have changed over time.

"If you go back historically, when you thought of small businesses, you probably thought of a more traditional shop like a restaurant or a small retail store," Olszewski said. "Now, I think people are more likely to think of an entrepreneur. They're thinking of Mark Zuckerberg before Facebook got big."

The article also evaluates how start-ups have challenged the idea of businesses having fixed locations. Small businesses are now able to vastly expand their reach, and they no longer singularly interact with their local communities.

To read the full piece, visit The Week’s website.