Weekly Update, Issue 47, September 9, 2010

Kauffman Foundation, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

New Kauffman Report: Causes for Firm Formation and Job Creation Reveal Keys to Growing Economy

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What is the structural context in which new businesses are created in the United States? A new report from the Kauffman Foundation entitled Neutralism and Entrepreneurship: The Structural Dynamics of Startups, Young Firms, and Job Creation, delves into the idea that patterns do, in fact, exist in the formation of new firms in America. These patterns help to explain why startups and young companies dominate net job creation in the country. Read more>>

Founder of Celebrity Speakers Agency Shares Her Story


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Amy Gray, owner of New Leaf Speakers, a celebrity speakers agency, shares her story about being a small business owner and the challenges she faces . Gray notes that even with a small staff, a big obstacle she faces in the cost of health care coverage.   Watch her video>>

What have been your biggest challenges staring your own firm? Share your experience on BuildAStrongerAmerica.com>>

 

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Go West, Entrepreneurs

From 2008 to 2009, the rate of entrepreneurial activity in the Western region of the United States declined sharply, from 0.42% to 0.38%. Though business- creation rates increased in the Midwest and South during the time period, the West continues to have the highest rate. Source: Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity

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Why don't we have a National Entrepreneuers' Day in the U.S.? Sign the petition

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