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Thom Ruhe

Kauffman Scholar Debuts Blog on Wired.com

Social Dimension, a new blog on Wired.com written by Kauffman Foundation Senior Scholar Samuel Arbesman, explores the mathematics behind understanding society and civilization.

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Thom Ruhe
on January 5, 2012
Making a List

As the year winds down, thoughts naturally reflect on the year's accomplishments, challenges, regrets and hopes that we carry into the new year. As an entrepreneur, I have found it an excellent time to take stock and make an inventory of the resources and assets that I have come to rely upon and expect to continue to value in the future. With that in mind, I wanted to share my year-end inventory of programs, resources, and organizations that are serving the interests of entrepreneurs.

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Thom Ruhe
on December 16, 2011
Introducing the Bipartisan Startup Act

U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) and Mark Warner (D-Virginia) introduced bipartisan legislation yesterday to jumpstart the economy by creating and growing new companies—and they backed it up with Kauffman data.

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Thom Ruhe
on December 9, 2011
New in the Sketchbook Series: Money Game

Thinking about starting a business? Think you need a lot of money or that you need to know venture capitalists to fund your dream? Think again.

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Thom Ruhe
on December 2, 2011
A World United by Entrepreneurship

For one week the world unites, across borders and languages, to celebrate entrepreneurs and innovators...to celebrate the world’s job creators.

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Thom Ruhe
on November 14, 2011
Latest Policy Blog: Bills Passed House Offering More Money

On Monday, Mark Marich wrote a blog about two pieces of legislation that passed through the House. Both would affect the nation's entrepreneurs and one addresses the new crowdfunding trend.

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Thom Ruhe
on November 09, 2011
A Captivating Slideshow for Entrepreneurs

This captivating and motivating slideshow captures the every individual's "Dear Future Entrepreneur" message.

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Thom Ruhe
on October 09, 2011
Women Entrepreneurs: Our Nation's Untapped Economic Potential

Last week, the Kauffman Foundation released "Overcoming the Gender Gap: Women Entrepreneurs as Economic Drivers." This white paper looks at the potential of women entrepreneurs to grow our economy.

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Thom Ruhe
on September 30, 2011
The Importance of Intangibles

Last spring, Athena Alliance, along with support from the Kauffman Foundation OECD, The Conference Board, and US National Academies, put together an inspiring conference on the role of intangible assets— information, workforce skills and know-how, effective management and marketing, business models, relations with suppliers and customers, software and databases, and intellectual property— in job creation and economic growth.

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Thom Ruhe
on September 26, 2011
Three Things Entrepreneurs Do

This summer the Kauffman Foundation released The Startup Act. The comprehensive proposal for new legislation is aimed at jump-starting our nation’s economy through more successful startups. The data supporting the purpose and contents of The Startup Act are compelling. But sometimes, a little visual helps too.

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Thom Ruhe
on September 14, 2011

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