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A Shift in Mandate: Federal Bailout Funds for Small Businesses
It seems like some policymakers have decided to invest directly in the most powerful job creators, small businesses. The Washington Post unveiled this morning that there are a few plans under discussion in Washington to boost job creation and the recovery by making bailout funds... [More]
Mark Marich
on October 15, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  General 
“Can Washington Power Up Inventiveness?”
That was the title of the July 20 event of the New America Foundation, in which the Kauffman Foundation’s Bob Litan laid out some principles to provide a sense of direction in the heavy debate on whether innovative entrepreneurship lies in the hands of government... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on July 31, 2009
Category:  General 
House Gives Vote of Confidence to Entrepreneurs
As part of an effort to get our economy back on track by unleashing entrepreneurship, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill designed to provide small businesses and entrepreneurs with new and expanded assistance. H.R. 2352, the Job Creation through Entrepreneurship Act of 2009... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on June 01, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Entrepreneurship=Recovery
File this under "I'm pretty sure everyone saw this coming": The World Bank predicts that the global economy will enter recession this year for the first time since the Second World War. The Washington-based bank added that global trade was heading for its steepest decline... [More]
Mark Marich
on March 12, 2009
Category:  General 
A Bright Beacon in the "Shining City on the Hill"
The one thing that America has been admired for throughout the years is its entrepreneurial spirit. My latest essay touches on using that trait to lead a push for job creation and growth during a global recession. Here is the lead: Although the reputation of the... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on March 02, 2009
Category:  Global 
Obama, Jindal Pay Lip Service to Entrepreneurs
Last night, President Barack Obama delivered a State of the Union-like address to a joint session of Congress where he tempered his doom-and-gloom message while outlining his plans for the economy. And while the stimulus package that he's promoting as the answer to our financial... [More]
Mark Marich
on February 25, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Entrepreneurs: Engines for Job Creation & Innovation
Unemployment rates are more than just numbers. For each number, there is a personal story to be told. For some, it's a temporary inconvenience. For others, it is a lengthy process that creates a economic hardship. And for still others, it is a necessary nudge... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on February 23, 2009
Category:  General 
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