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President Obama Proclaims National Entrepreneurs' Day

President Barack Obama and his Administration have sent a strong signal in support of the entrepreneurs who power the national economy. Last week, the president proclaimed Friday, November 19th as National Entrepreneurs' Day in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week, founded and sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation.

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Mark Marich
on November 22, 2010
Category:  General 
Washington Rolls Out Red Carpet for Global Entrepreneurship
This afternoon, President Obama addressed the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship organized by the Department of State and the Department of Commerce following his promise in Cairo last June. The event is designed to promote entrepreneurship in Africa, the Middle East, and South, Central and Southeast... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on April 26, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill  Global 
Summit Delegates Make Their Way to Washington
[image courtesy America.gov]Individuals from more than 50 countries are on their way to Washington to serve as delegates to the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship. America.gov is telling the stories of several of those amazing delegates.Its feature on the summit -- slated for April 26 & 27 -- includes blog... [More]
Mark Marich
on April 23, 2010
Category:  Global 
Entrepreneurship in Turkey
Turkey offers quite a sophisticated platform for entrepreneurs. It has a diversified industrial base, a relatively stable political and economic environment, a critical mass of willing early adopters, a considerable talent pool, a strong domestic market and underserved neighboring markets. Yet, currently only 6 out... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on April 05, 2010
Category:  Global 
Skepticism about Obama’s Small Business Lending Plan
An article in today’s Washington Independent, “Obama’s Small Business Lending Plan Meets Skepticism,” lays out concerns with the President’s plan to make $30 billion in repaid TARP funds available for small banks to lend to small businesses. “There’s little indication that these banks need the money — or that... [More]
Mark Marich
on February 15, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Look at Obama's Plan for Small Business
Within the past week President Obama outlined several proposals to help small business create jobs: $30 billion of federal bailout funds redirected to community banks to lend to small business Tax credits for new hires and wage increases Elimination of capital-gains tax on investments in small business Tax incentives... [More]
Mark Marich
on February 08, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Young Firms (and our Nation) Need a Payroll Tax Holiday
The unemployment pressure does not appear to abate. Layoffs continue every day and despite massive government intervention for economic recovery, there is little evidence of anything more than a slow, prolonged recovery. It is time to give a payroll tax holiday for young firms.Different forms... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on February 01, 2010
Category:  Tax Code 
The State of Start-ups
When President Obama will deliver his first State of the Union address is still unclear. However, with 80 percent of the population believing that new economic growth and jobs will come from entrepreneurs, discussion around what his address should include in terms of policies that... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on January 18, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill  Global  Health Care  Immigration  Tax Code 
Innovate to Educate
President Obama recently announced that the U.S. government is committed to restoring the nation's leadership in educating children in math and science, and launched a new “Educate to Innovate” campaign. The campaign will bring together teachers, parents, businesses and the media to promote math and... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on December 13, 2009
Category:  Education 
Entrepreneurship Recommendations at the Obama Jobs Summit
At yesterday’s White House “Jobs Summit”, Kauffman Foundation president and CEO Carl Schramm laid out five strategies to boost entrepreneurship and create jobs. Schramm, an economist, author on entrepreneurship and former entrepreneur, joined about 130 business leaders, economists and CEOs from across the United States... [More]
Mark Marich
on December 04, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  Workforce 

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