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National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Work

On Wednesday (09/02/2010), the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship held its first official meeting in Washington, DC. This 26-member Advisory Council is part of the Secretary's Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and its mission is to “identify and recommend solutions to issues critical to the creation and development of entrepreneurship ecosystems that will generate new businesses and jobs.” It will also serve as a vehicle for ongoing dialogue with the entrepreneurship community and other stakeholders.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on September 08, 2010
Category:  General  Growth & Poverty 
Obama Administration Weighing Tax Incentives
Several news sources reported at the end of last week that the Obama team is seriously weighing a package of business tax breaks worth hundreds of billions of dollars with the hopes of boosting employment. The Washington Post reported that under consideration are a temporary payroll-tax holiday and a permanent extension of the now-expired research and-development tax credit.
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Posted by: Mark Marich
on September 08, 2010
Category:  General 
The Structural Features of Entrepreneurial Capitalism

The extraordinary contribution of jobs from new and young firms often is treated as something unique to these firms. A new Kauffman Foundation study, Neutralism and Entrepreneurship: The Structural Dynamics of Startups, Young Firms and Job Creation,reveals an important structural context in which firm formation and job creation occur that helps explain why new and young companies dominate net job creation.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on September 08, 2010
Category:  Growth & Poverty  General 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

There are no hearings scheduled for this week as the House and Senate are in recess for their Summer Work Periods. Both are scheduled to reconvene on September 13, 2010.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on September 08, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Small Business – Small Office – Big Deal

Until late 2008, Tom Sullivan served as the Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the Small Business Administration. While he is now back in the private sector, he is still championing the cause of entrepreneurs and small business owners everywhere.

In a recent blog post on AmericaSpeakOn.org, Sullivan reflects on the President’s recess appointment of his successor:

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on August 30, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill  General 
The State of Entrepreneurship in Chile

The Chilean economy has been recognized as the most competitive of Latin America. In general, Chile has been characterized by political and economic stability and relatively low levels of corruption and offers one of the most advanced physical infrastructure systems in the region. The potential and proven track record of this economy has led to Chile’s recent accession to the OECD as its 31st member and its first member in South America. Not surprisingly, Chile is often a case study in economic development. The question is whether its model will show the power of entrepreneurship as an engine for prosperity?

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Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on August 30, 2010
Category:  Global  Growth & Poverty 
This Week in Entrpreneurship Policy

There are no hearings scheduled for this week as the House and Senate are in recess for their Summer Work Periods. Both are scheduled to reconvene on September 13, 2010.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on August 30, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
The Regulatory Flexibility Act at 30

On September 21, 2010, the Small Business Administrations’ Office of Advocacy will be hosting a symposium on Regulatory Flexibility for Small Business. The event will highlight the 30 years of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) and will examine the role that the RFA plays in ensuring policy decisions that create a healthy environment for small business growth and development.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on August 27, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill  Red Tape 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (Aug 16-22)

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy of Innovation America and its founder, Rich Bendis. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week: China Launches One-Stop Shop for IP (from People's Daily Online) Startups on a Shoestring...

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on August 25, 2010
Category:  General 
Calling all Education Entrepreneurs for Startup Weekend in San Francisco

Startup Weekend is an organization whose mission is to be among the most valuable and influential organizations in startup ecosystems around the world through community building, innovation and education. During August 27-29, 2010 at San Francisco’s Pier 38, it will focus on entrepreneurship in education through “Startup Weekend-Education”.
The event will feature a select group of entrepreneurs, developers, marketers and designers from the Bay Area and beyond who will ...

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on August 25, 2010
Category:  General  Education 

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