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Census Data Analysis Shows New and Young Firms Drive Job Creation
Today, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation released the study Where will the Jobs come from? which shows that companies less than five years old created nearly two-thirds of net new jobs in 2007. These firms create more net new jobs than their older counterparts, as... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on November 05, 2009
Category:  General 
Homepreneurs' Impact on the Economy
A new analysis by Emergent Research, Homepreneurs: A Vital Economic Force, argues that home-based businesses are not only operating successfully, but also making contributions to employment and the economy. The researchers analyzed data from U.S. Census and the Small Business Success Index, along with Small... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on November 04, 2009
Category:  General 
Innovation in Recessionary Times
It appears that the recession has forced the corporate sector to improve its approach to innovation. Booz & Company’s annual study of corporate R&D spending revealed that most companies have continued with their innovation programs despite the economic downturn, and that many are even increasing... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on November 03, 2009
China Aims to Bolster High-tech Sector with VC funds
In an effort to support the country's growing high-tech sector, China's economic planning agency, the National Development and Reform Commission, announced the launch of venture capital funds totaling 9 billion yuan (equivalent to USD $1.32 billion). The funds are jointly backed by the state (1... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on November 03, 2009
Category:  General 
Federal Grants for Youth Entrepreneurship
On Oct. 29, the U.S. State Department's Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (NEA/PI) announced on grants.gov that it expects to award a maximum of two discretionary cooperative agreements for projects that will encourage youth entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa.This funding... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on November 03, 2009
Category:  General 
Caught the Entrepreneurial Bug? Don’t Procrastinate
If you often find yourself quietly thinking “I know a better way to do this” or “I could create something new that would make this easier for everyone,” you are a potential entrepreneur. Don’t waste that potential. The economy needs you more than ever.In times... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on November 02, 2009
Category:  Global 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - Hearing"Hearings to examine increasing health costs facing small businesses."02:30 pmDirksen Senate Office Building, Rooom 430 [more info] Wednesday, November 4, 2009House Small Business Committee - Hearing"Small Businesses and the Estate Tax: Identifying Reforms... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on November 02, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 

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