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New Report Shows Entrepreneurship on the Rise
A new report by the Kauffman Foundation shows that the level of entrepreneurial activity in the U.S. increased slightly from 2007 to 2008. The latest Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity shows that approximately 530,000 new businessesstarted up each month, representing a .02 percent increase over... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 30, 2009
Category:  General 
Improving Collaboration and Efficiency in Science Programs
Today, the House Committee on Science and Technology approved three bipartisan bills which share the common themes of strengthening inter-agency coordination processes andmaking government smarter. There was no major disagreement in today’s full committee markup; the bill with all proposed amendments was moved to the... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 29, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  Education  Workforce 
Innovation in Japan?
Japan’s economy has been in the doldrums for some time, and things are getting worse in the current downturn. If they hope to jumpstart growth, Japan’s leaders need to embrace a new approach to innovation. A new report from Harvard Business School researchers suggests that... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 29, 2009
Category:  Global 
The First 100 Days
Facing a country reeling from the Great Depression and demanding immediate action, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt pushed through a remarkable number of new programs during the first 'First Hundred Days.' Since then, it has become a milestone for every president and this week, I take... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on April 27, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  General 
Small Businesses Leery of Obama’s Agenda
A new survey sponsored the City Business Journals Network finds that many small business owners are wary of the economic policies of the new Obama Administration.The survey was based on interviews with 301 business owners (42% Republicans, 34% Independent, and 16% Democrats) across the US.Of... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 27, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  Health Care 
World Economic Forum Calls for Entrepreneurship Education
The World Economic Forum has issued a call to action—to globally catalyze entrepreneurship through education--in a new report “Educating the Next Wave of Entrepreneurs.” The report analyzes entrepreneurship education practices around the world, focusing on everything from youth, to higher education and social inclusion. This... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 27, 2009
Category:  Education  Global 
The Week Ahead in Entrepreneurship Policy
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 -- Committee HearingHouse Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment"Pushing the Efficiency Envelope: R&D for High-Performance Buildings, Industries and Consumers"Time -- 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. Location -- 2318 Rayburn House Office Building[more info] Wednesday, April 29, 2009 --... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 27, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  Education  Energy  Environment  Global  Technology Transfer 
Read Any Good Books Lately?
Twice each year since 2003, we highlight a number of new books that cover topics related to entrepreneurship, business trends, and the like. Our “Summer Books” issue is coming out in June, and we’re looking for your suggestions of books that have been published in... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 27, 2009
Category:  General 
Top 50 Innovations in Government
Finalists for the prestigious Harvard Innovations in American Government Awards were recently unveiled by the school's Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation. The fifty cited programs will be winnowed down to six final winners who will be officially announced in May.This larger group of... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 27, 2009
Category:  General 
Top Social Networks for Entrepreneurs
Mashable, a popular blog covering social media and Web 2.0, recently offered its take on the top 10 social networks for entrepreneurs. If you’re looking to link up with other entrepreneurs or with potential customers, partners, or friends, you should check out some of these... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 27, 2009
Category:  General 

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