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Health Care Reform: Don’t Shortchange our Growth Drivers
On the heels of the Senate Finance Committee’s long-awaited vote on its health care bill, I thought it would be helpful to once more comment on its effect on our entrepreneurs.  The status quo in healthcare undermines entrepreneurship: small businesses are paying a higher cost... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on October 13, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  Health Care 
Access to Credit Studies
The SBA's Office of Advocacy recently released “Small Business In Focus: Finance," a compendium of studies offering insights into the ways small businesses have used financing over recent decades. These insights are based on data from the Federal Reserve Board’s Survey of Small Business Finances... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on July 29, 2009
Category:  General 
No Business Plan? Don't Worry
Business plans are an important tool for entrepreneurs, but a new study revealed that when it comes to obtaining venture capital, business plans are of little importance. Researchers Brent Goldfarb, David A. Kirsch, and Azi Gera from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on May 19, 2009
Category:  General 
The State of Microcredit
The field of microcredit (or microfinance) has been around for several decades now, and has become a mainstream part of international and national development policies. It has also enjoyed increased awareness among the general population, thanks in part to the popularity of kiva.org--the world's first... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 02, 2009
Category:  Global 
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