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Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life

A new series released by Kauffman Founders School tackles the issue of work-life balance with insights from Meg Cadoux Hirshberg, an Inc.com columnist and author of the award-winning book For Better or For Work: A Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and Their Families which draws on her experiences when she was helping her husband build his company and on her hundreds of interviews with entrepreneurs and their families.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 03, 2014
Category:  General 
DC Tabbed As Best City for Female Entrepreneurs

With 34.5% of businesses in the city owned by a woman, Washington, DC, is at the top of the list of U.S. cities for female entrepreneurs. A new ranking by NerdWallet, a free tool to help consumers make decisions about their money, puts the nation's capital ahead of entrepreneurial meccas like San Francisco and Seattle. 

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 03, 2014
Uzbekistan's Post-Soviet Rebranding

Turmoil in Ukraine prompted me to take a look at the entrepreneurial health of some other post-Soviet nations in the region. This week, we take a look at Uzbekistan.

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Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on March 03, 2014
Category:  Global 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

President Obama's FY 2015 budget highlights the committee hearing schedule on Capitol Hill this week as the House Budget Committee, House Ways & Means Committee and Senate Finance Committee all take a look. Other topics covered by hearings this week include: financial regulation's impact on competitiveness, financial data security, energy supply and infrastructure, health insurance and more. 

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 03, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Below, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week on the role of universities in advancing entrepreneurship and why that bodes well for the U.S. as well as young entrepreneurs shaping the Middle East and Africa.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 03, 2014
Category:  General 
Executive Compensation and Principal-Agent Issues
We look at principal-agent issues in the debate on executive compensation. [More]
Posted by: Jordan Bell-Masterson
on February 27, 2014
Category:  Growthology 
Landrieu Moves On, Cantwell Moves In

U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu recently moved on from her spot atop the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship—which she held since 2009—in order to take over the Energy & Natural Resources Committee. Taking her place is Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington. Cantwell is no stranger to the tech startup world, having spent five years (from 1995-1999) at RealNetworks in Seattle after a stint in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on February 24, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
The Next Chapter for America’s Entrepreneurial Growth Agenda

With the economy finally gaining steam after four years of a stop-and-start recovery, the Kauffman Foundation kicked off its “America's New Entrepreneurial Growth Initiative” at the fifth annual State of Entrepreneurship Address. The main output will be a New Entrepreneurial Growth Agenda by early 2016.

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Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on February 24, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill  Growth & Poverty  Immigration 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

A couple of pieces of legislation on regulation and taxes get a closer look this week in the House while competition in the wireless market and the semi-annual monetary policy report highlight activity in the Senate. Other topics covered by hearings this week include: equity market structure, health insurance, access to energy, veteran employment, infrastructure improvements and more.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on February 24, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Below, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week on a new accelerator from Mastercard and Silicon Valley Bank, the digitization of American health care, the amazing abilities of 3D printers, crowdfunding in biotech and Daymond John's impact on entrepreneurship among minorities.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on February 24, 2014
Category:  General 

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