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Small Business Innovation Research Grants
3/9/2007
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For U.S.-based businesses with fewer than 500 employees, a grant from the Small Business Administration provides the funding to create innovations to meet the demands of the federal government. This multi-phase process is an alternative source of financial support that can spur entrepreneurial growth.

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The New Standard for Deferred Compensation
6/6/2007
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The U.S. Congress enacted IRC Section 409A in the midst of corporate scandals that saw highly-paid executives receive deferred compensation payments while other employees lost their retirement savings. Public and private companies must comply for deferred compensation to keep preferential tax treatment status. This article outlines the risks of not complying and what compensation is involved.

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The Art of the Layoff
8/23/2007
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Did we learn anything about laying off employees during the dot-com bubble of 2000? Business pundit Guy Kawasaki thinks so, but just in case . . . he's provided in this blog thirteen on-target tips for entrepreneurs on the bubble now, even if they don't know it.

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Alternatives to Hiring Employees
8/3/2007
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Is your business facing the need for additional man power? Does the workload or budget warrant hiring a full-time employee? If not, consider the alternatives covered in this article: temporary help services, employee leasing, professional employer organizations, and service contracting.

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Boom Town
1/19/2007
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African-Americans are launching and growing businesses at higher rates than other entrepreneurs in the U.S. Whether attributed to corporate layoffs, diversity programs, or targeted business development initiatives, Chicago's Cook County is seeing the highest African-American entrepreneurial growth rates in the nation.

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Kauffman Awards Dissertation Fellowships
1/10/2011
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Fifteen doctoral students across the country were recently awarded fellowships to support their dissertation research in the area of entrepreneurship. The Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program annually recognizes...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (Jan. 10)
1/10/2011
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The 112th Congress officially convened in Washington last week. As the Republicans rise to majority status in the House, they assume control of Congressional committee chairmanships relevant to innovation and entrepreneurship policy, including:

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Bright Idea from MIT Team Impresses Energy Secretary
5/23/2011
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Not every college student gets to pitch their business idea to the U.S. Energy Secretary. Then again, not every college student is developing optics for next-generation LED lighting.

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This Week in Entrepreneurial Policy September 12
9/12/2011
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Congress is back in session and a number of relevant hearings are set for the coming week including several on tax reform and a House Judiciary Committee look at “The Investor Visa Program” and its ability to create jobs in the U.S.

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A Look Back at Innovation Daily
10/24/2011
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Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week:

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