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Ideas on Corporate Tax Reform
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) released a new report, Effective Corporate Tax Reform in the Global Innovation Economy, in which Robert Atkinson examines the issue of corporate tax reform.At the release of the report, C. Fritz Foley, Associate Professor at the Harvard Business... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on July 31, 2009
Category:  Tax Code 
“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 
Press Conference on the Health Insurance Reform
Yesterday at a press conference at the Capitol, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Mary Landrieu, D-La., Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin, Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., discussed the effects skyrocketing health care costs on small businesses and... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on July 31, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  Health Care 
Research Contracting Opportunities at the SBA
The SBA Office of Advocacy is receiving research proposals on the status of small businesses, which may provide policymaking insight or serve as a foundation for further research.  Areas of continuing interest include:-    The Tax Gap and Small Business-    Credit Markets for Small Businesses in... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on July 29, 2009
Category:  General 
Access to Credit Studies
The SBA's Office of Advocacy recently released “Small Business In Focus: Finance," a compendium of studies offering insights into the ways small businesses have used financing over recent decades. These insights are based on data from the Federal Reserve Board’s Survey of Small Business Finances... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on July 29, 2009
Category:  General 
Entrepreneurship Law Website
The Kauffman Foundation now offers “e-Law,” an online community and tool devoted to expanding legal entrepreneurship curriculum and education. The eLaw website is made up of two sections. The public section contains current information for lawyers, CPAs, engineers, scientists, and the general public regarding legal... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on July 29, 2009
Category:  General 
Entrepreneurial Population Dynamics
An aging country doesn’t strike one as an entrepreneurial society, but Dane Stangler from the Kauffman Foundation put together various pieces of evidence suggesting that we are “on the cusp of an entrepreneurship boom.” In a new report, "The Coming Entrepreneurship Boom," Dane explains that... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on July 28, 2009
Category:  Global 
Entrepreneurial Approach to Innovation in Pediatric Devices
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced on July 21st that it is partnering with the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health in awarding a grant to create a Pediatric Medical Device Innovation fellowship team at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The fellowship team is... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on July 27, 2009
Category:  Technology Transfer 
Exploring Women's Participation in STEM Education
In a hearing last week, the House Committee on Science and Technology’s Research and Science Education Subcommittee examined current research findings, best practices, and the role of federal agencies in increasing the interest of girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in primary and... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on July 27, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Perspectives on IPOs
Entrepreneurs making a decision about obtaining angel versus venture financing should consider a new research finding that there are substantial differences in how angel investors and venture capitalists approach initial public offerings (IPOs).The Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) presented... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on July 27, 2009

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