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Trends in Angel Investment Behavior
Angel investors pulled back in the first half of 2009, according to the newly released analysis by for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Total investments in first and second quarters of 2009 were $9.1 billion, a decrease of 27 percent over... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on October 28, 2009
Category:  General 
A New Extension for SBA Programs
On Monday, the Senate unanimously passed legislation (S.1929) to temporarily extend all the Small Business Administration (SBA) programs, which include the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The legislation will extend these programs through April 30, 2010.On her statement... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on October 28, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Stimulus for Entrepreneurship
Last week, PDE reported on several measures under discussion in Washington that would put entrepreneurs at the forefront of recovery efforts. Some of these measures are moving quickly. On Friday, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair, Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., introduced a bill... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on October 26, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Universities: Incubators of Entrepreneurial Talent
Not too long ago, entrepreneurship education was part of the curriculum of few university programs across the country. In 2003, the Kauffman Campuses initiative started to help seed cross-campus entrepreneurship programs at dozens of American universities, thereby allowing more young people to explore their entrepreneurial... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on October 26, 2009
Category:  Education 
Entrepreneurs’ Perspective on Healthcare Reform
PDE staff attended a U.S. Senate hearing entitled “Reform Done Right: Sensible Health Care Solutions for America’s Small Businesses" held by the Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship. Our report of the event follows:On Oct. 20th, policymakers examined the impact of the current healthcare system... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on October 26, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 House Science and Technology Committee - Technology and Innovation Subcommittee – Hearing "Developing Research Priorities at DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate"2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2318 (WEBCAST)[more info]Tuesday, October 27-29, 2009 Senate Environment and Public Works... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on October 26, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
The Jobless Economic Recovery
The New America Foundation organized a symposium on “The Jobs Deficit: The Challenge of Putting America Back to Work.” Our report of the event follows:The New America Foundation event gathered a large crowd of economic and political analysts, policymakers and public opinion leaders, who considered... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on October 23, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  General 
Tax Policy and Small and Medium-size Enterprise
A new tax policy study by the OECD explores impediments to small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) posed by the cost of tax compliance. The report, Taxation of SMEs: Key Issues and Policy Considerations, examines a range of tax issues affecting SMEs, including the possible influence... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on October 23, 2009
Category:  Tax Code 
Achieving Scale in Entrepreneurship
The economic downturn has renewed interest on how to generate more “job creators” in our economies. A new global movement will launch a celebration in November, promising to unleash entrepreneurial potential around the world: Global Entrepreneurship Week. Founded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on October 21, 2009
Category:  General  Global 
A Problem with a Gift in Its Hands
I have always liked the story of the CEO who sends two shoe salesmen to Africa.  When they report back, one says “Bad news, they don’t wear shoes here”.  The other reports excitedly “Wonderful news boss, they have no shoes”.One of the worst features of... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on October 19, 2009
Category:  Global 

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