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Thom Ruhe

Entrepreneurial mindset can exist in many ways and places

The term entrepreneur has what I like to refer to as positive brand confusion. Whereas the opinions range in scale from the billion dollar company to the life style enterprise, most people nevertheless have a positive connotation of what an entrepreneur is. This post shows that an entrepreneurial mindset can exist almost anywhere people are paying attention to problems while working towards solutions.

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Thom Ruhe
on January 26, 2011
EMKF and Huffington Post

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation launched a partnership with The Huffington Post's "Small Business America" entrepreneurship blog today by posting the first of what will be regular columns written by the Foundation's economic and entrepreneurship experts.

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Thom Ruhe
on January 18, 2011
National Entrepreneur Day Message from the Commerce Department

Throughout our history, the unparalleled freedoms that we enjoy as Americans have fueled an entrepreneurial culture that has made us the global leader in introducing new technologies and new ideas into the marketplace.

With President Obama’s proclamation setting November 14 through November 20, 2010, as National Entrepreneurship Week, today we celebrate National Entrepreneurs' Day to honor our nation’s entrepreneurs and their role as catalysts for creating new industries, businesses and jobs.

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Thom Ruhe
on November 19, 2010
From the Icehouse to Your House

Next week will witness the launch of a new and engaging learning initiative known as the Icehouse Entrepreneurship Program. Recognizing our nation’s need for greater economic participation at all levels of society, the Icehouse Entrepreneurship Program captures and conveys the “mindset” of entrepreneurs who overcame adversity and are now helping lead our economic recovery.

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Thom Ruhe
on November 08, 2010
Summer of 2010 Recap

Summer of 2010 recap: launching of this new website and another for our FastTrac program, the commissioning of Who Owns the Icehouse book and online learning program, an incredible visit to Dhaka Bangladesh...

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Thom Ruhe
on 10/1/2010
Entrepreneurship News Roundup: Week of 8/27/10

This week we opened up the dialogue by asking the community to weigh in on the question, Can entrepreneurship be taught? We received great responses from community members on this question. Overall members agreed that...

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Thom Ruhe
on August 27, 2010
Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

We posted this weekend about an NPR article, Maybe Entrepreneurship Can be Taught? The article highlighted the results of a new Gallup poll which uncovered that 57% of Chinese and 51% of Americans said...

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Thom Ruhe
on August 24, 2010
Entrepreneurship News Roundup: Week of 8/20/10

During this week we covered how entrepreneurs in Youngstown, Ohio are bringing success and economic growth to their region by utilizing their local business incubator as well as...

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Thom Ruhe
on August 20, 2010
Kauffman Labs Education Ventures Teleconference

Thinking about applying for the Kauffman Labs Education Ventures Program? Don’t miss your chance to listen in on the final informational teleconference to learn more about the program and ask questions.

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Thom Ruhe
on August 17, 2010
Entrepreneurship News Roundup: Week of 8.13.10

This week we celebrated the launch of the new Entrepreneurship.org by highlighting all the new features the website has to offer including the new Resource Center, e360TV and Sandbox. We also introduced a new e360 blogger to the website, Lesa Mitchell, Vice President with the Kauffman Foundation. Lesa’s post, Turning Makers into Entrepreneurs, focused on the Maker Faire and Jules Pieri’s company focus on transforming makers into future entrepreneurs. As well as...

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Thom Ruhe
on August 16, 2010

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