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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]
Mark Marich
on November 20, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  General  Global 
The Economic Impact on Firm Starts and Exits
As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (Nov. 16 – 22), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) today unveiled the first indications of how the economic slump has impacted entrepreneurship in the United States and 11 other countries in 2008 and most of 2009.... [More]
Mark Marich
on November 19, 2009
Category:  General 
Policymakers in Egypt Launch Global Entrepreneurship Week
In Cairo, the Minister of Education, the President of the Financial Supervisory Authority and other high-ranking officials gathered on November 15 for the Launch of the Global Entrepreneurship Week. At this event, participants shared knowledge on how to build an entrepreneurial environment. Egyptian leaders tapped... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on November 19, 2009
Category:  General 
Recipe for Success: Experience, Management and Luck
While there has been an increased interest among policymakers in supporting small businesses as a way to spur job creation and to end the current recession, little has been known about the factors that cultivate and support entrepreneurialism. In conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week, the... [More]
Mark Marich
on November 18, 2009
Category:  General 
Rising Interest in Entrepreneurship Career Choice
A new Kauffman Foundation study revealed that interest in entrepreneurship among first-year college students has risen over time. Trends in Business Interest Among U.S. College Students bases its findings on data available through the Cooperative Institutional Research Program, which for 40 years has conducted the... [More]
Mark Marich
on November 18, 2009
Category:  Education  General 
Global Entrepreneurship Policy Dialogues in Washington, DC
Washington, D.C, the capital of one of the most entrepreneurial economies and home to the largest international development organizations is alive for this, Global Entrepreneurship Week.  Policy events will focus, like others around the world, on the need to globally unleash a new wave of... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on November 16, 2009
Category:  Global 
Entrepreneurship Globe Blogging Tour
Welcome to Global Entrepreneurship Week.  Throughout this week, I will be reporting in from entrepreneurship policy events around the world.  Global Entrepreneurship Week is engaging more than four million participants in 88 countries exploring new venture creation as a career path through mentoring activities, business plan... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on November 16, 2009
Category:  Global 
France's Early Start on Global Entrepreneurship Week
Kauffman Foundation Senior Fellow Karen Wilson attended "Les Journees de l'Entrepreneur", a Global Entrepreneurship Week event in France hosted by Ernst & Young. Karen's report of the event follows: France got an early and elegant start on Global Entrepreneurship Week last night with the hosting... [More]
Mark Marich
on November 15, 2009
New Perspectives on R&D and Innovation
On October 22, the European Investment Bank (EIB) held a “Conference in Economics and Finance 2009”, which brought together academics, policy makers and companies to discuss R&D and innovation-related policy issues. Among the topics discussed were the size and productivity effects of investment in R&D... [More]
Mark Marich
on November 10, 2009
Category:  General 
Sarbanes-Oxley Exemption for Small Businesses
On Wednesday November 4th, the House Financial Services Committee approved legislation that would permanently exempt some small businesses from having to comply with provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The amendment would exempt companies with a market cap of less than $75 million from having to... [More]
Mark Marich
on November 10, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  General 

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