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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]
on December 13, 2009
Category:  Education 
A Reflection on the Jobs Summit
on December 11, 2009
Category:  Workforce 
Pessimism Over Economy Continues
Last week, we reported on the results from DISCOVER Small Business Watch survey which indicated small business confidence in the economy is still weak.  The National Federation of Independent Businesses’ (NFIB) latest Small Business Optimism Index shows similar results. The Index decreased 0.8 points from... [More]
on December 11, 2009
Category:  General 
Small Business Size Standards Under Revision
After 25 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is considering revising the definitions of “small business”. The current broad definition of small business covers businesses with 500 or fewer employees, but the exact definition depends on the type of industry. Comments for the three... [More]
on December 08, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Job Creator's Visa
The idea of an entrepreneur’s or start-up visa that grants high-skilled immigrants the right to stay if they start job-generating businesses is gaining traction. Last Wednesday, a Wall Street Journal article laid out the case for it and the next day it was discussed both at a meeting... [More]
on December 07, 2009
Category:  Immigration 
The Week Ahead in Entrepreneurship Policy
Wednesday, Dec 9, 2009 Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - Economic Policy Subcommittee - Hearing"Weathering the Storm: Creating Jobs in the Recession"03:00 pmDirksen Senate Office Building, Rm 538 [more info] Wednesday, Dec 9, 2009Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation - Hearing"Research Parks and Job Creation:... [More]
on December 07, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
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]
on December 04, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  Workforce 
Small Businesses’ Views on Health Care
A Dallas Morning News article recently argued that in Texas, where fewer than 50 percent of private-sector employers offer health insurance, some small firms say they would be more competitive if they dropped coverage and paid the fine that is stipulated in the House bill.... [More]
on December 04, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  Health Care 
Leaders in the Philippines Look to the U.S. in New Tech Transfer Initiatives
A new Tech Transfer bill that models the US system is under consideration in the Philippines, where only an estimated 10 percent of university-research output is being transferred into industries. The Technology Transfer Act borrows heavily from the US Bayh-Dole Act.Philippine Senator Angara, co-sponsor of... [More]
on December 04, 2009
Category:  General  Technology Transfer 
Small Business Confidence Declines
According to the latest DISCOVER Small Business Watch survey, economic confidence among America's small business owners plummeted in November, as more owners cited serious concerns about cash flow and declining economic conditions. Here are a few findings:•    52 percent of owners say they have experienced... [More]
on December 03, 2009
Category:  General 

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