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EMKF and Huffington Post
Ruhe Thom
1/18/2011
Blog Resource
Summary:

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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Entrepreneurial mindset can exist in many ways and places
Ruhe Thom
1/26/2011
Blog Resource
Summary:

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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A World United by Entrepreneurship
Ruhe Thom
11/14/2011
Blog Resource
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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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Black Innovators and Entrepreneurship
Ruhe Thom
5/19/2011
Blog Resource
Summary:

Startup America Partnership CEO Scott Case was asked about women entrepreneurs’ lack of access to venture capital. Case said one challenge facing both women and minority entrepreneurs is “they’re not visible to us.” As a result, Faye Anderson launches "The Innovators" website.

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Necessity is the Mother of Invention and Father of Entrepreneurship
Ruhe Thom
5/10/2011
Blog Resource
Summary:

I recently attended the 39th Annual Induction Ceremony for the National Inventors Hall of Fame. As it has been in years past, it was awe-inspiring and of significant historical interest.

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Three Things Entrepreneurs Do
Ruhe Thom
9/14/2011
Blog Resource
Summary:

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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Women Entrepreneurs: Our Nation's Untapped Economic Potential
Ruhe Thom
9/30/2011
Blog Resource
Summary:

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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The Importance of Intangibles
Ruhe Thom
9/26/2011
Blog Resource
Summary:

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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Startup America Focuses on Midwest Manufacturing
Ruhe Thom
3/3/2011
Blog Resource
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The White House’s Startup America initiative shines a welcome light on the innovative, next-generation Midwest manufactures that are redefining manufacturing.

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Introducing the Bipartisan Startup Act
Ruhe Thom
12/9/2011
Blog Resource
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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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