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President Obama Proclaims Support During Global Entrepreneurship Week
As Global Entrepreneurship Week comes to a close in the US and 88 countries around the world, U.S. President Barack Obama has issued a proclamation supporting those efforts, proclaiming November 16 - 22 to be a national Entrepreneurship Week. In doing so, Obama called "upon... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on November 20, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  General  Global 
Rebuilding an Infrastructure Needs Entrepreneurs
Shovel ready (adj.): Ready for immediate commencement of excavation and construction Initial reports on President Obama's stimulus package have introduced a new expression into our everyday language. While only intended as a criteria for government spending, "shovel ready" brings back images of the public works... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on June 08, 2009
Category:  Physical Infrastructure 
The First 100 Days
Facing a country reeling from the Great Depression and demanding immediate action, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt pushed through a remarkable number of new programs during the first 'First Hundred Days.' Since then, it has become a milestone for every president and this week, I take... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on April 27, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  General 
Small Businesses Leery of Obama’s Agenda
A new survey sponsored the City Business Journals Network finds that many small business owners are wary of the economic policies of the new Obama Administration.The survey was based on interviews with 301 business owners (42% Republicans, 34% Independent, and 16% Democrats) across the US.Of... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 27, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  Health Care 
House Republican Budget Plan
For several weeks, Republicans in the US House of Representatives have been soundly criticizing President Obama’s proposed FY2010 budget as fiscally irresponsible. But, without a detailed budget plan of their own, Republicans were unable to present a comprehensive alternative. Last week, House Republicans unveiled their... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 06, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
How to Revive Health Care Innovation
The Obama economic recovery plan includes significant funds to help spur innovations, such as electronic health records, in the health care industry. Program managers in Washington would be well-advised to check out a new book, The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care, from... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 06, 2009
Category:  Health Care 
E=R... Canadian-style
I saw this tweet yesterday afternoon from @unleashingideas: "...long term, economic growth will be generated from private sector, innovation and entrepreneurship..." PM Harper That's an awful big message to pack into 140 characters or less. It refers to a recent interview that Canadian Prime Minister... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 02, 2009
Category:  Global 
New Programs to Support Small Business Lending
The Obama Administration seems to be warming up to an important fact: entrepreneurs will be the real drivers of new job creation and economic recovery.  The latest evidence comes from last Monday’s White House announcement of a series of measures to help address the credit... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 23, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
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