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Small Business – Small Office – Big Deal

Until late 2008, Tom Sullivan served as the Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the Small Business Administration. While he is now back in the private sector, he is still championing the cause of entrepreneurs and small business owners everywhere.

In a recent blog post on AmericaSpeakOn.org, Sullivan reflects on the President’s recess appointment of his successor:

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Mark Marich
on August 30, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill  General 
The State of Entrepreneurship in Chile

The Chilean economy has been recognized as the most competitive of Latin America. In general, Chile has been characterized by political and economic stability and relatively low levels of corruption and offers one of the most advanced physical infrastructure systems in the region. The potential and proven track record of this economy has led to Chile’s recent accession to the OECD as its 31st member and its first member in South America. Not surprisingly, Chile is often a case study in economic development. The question is whether its model will show the power of entrepreneurship as an engine for prosperity?

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Jonathan Ortmans
on August 30, 2010
Category:  Global  Growth & Poverty 
This Week in Entrpreneurship Policy

There are no hearings scheduled for this week as the House and Senate are in recess for their Summer Work Periods. Both are scheduled to reconvene on September 13, 2010.

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Mark Marich
on August 30, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
The Regulatory Flexibility Act at 30

On September 21, 2010, the Small Business Administrations’ Office of Advocacy will be hosting a symposium on Regulatory Flexibility for Small Business. The event will highlight the 30 years of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) and will examine the role that the RFA plays in ensuring policy decisions that create a healthy environment for small business growth and development.

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Mark Marich
on August 27, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill  Red Tape 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (Aug 16-22)

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy of Innovation America and its founder, Rich Bendis. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week: China Launches One-Stop Shop for IP (from People's Daily Online) Startups on a Shoestring...

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Mark Marich
on August 25, 2010
Category:  General 
Calling all Education Entrepreneurs for Startup Weekend in San Francisco

Startup Weekend is an organization whose mission is to be among the most valuable and influential organizations in startup ecosystems around the world through community building, innovation and education. During August 27-29, 2010 at San Francisco’s Pier 38, it will focus on entrepreneurship in education through “Startup Weekend-Education”.
The event will feature a select group of entrepreneurs, developers, marketers and designers from the Bay Area and beyond who will ...

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Mark Marich
on August 25, 2010
Category:  General  Education 
This Week in Entrpreneurship Policy

There are no hearings scheduled for this week as the House and Senate are in recess for their Summer Work Periods. Both are scheduled to reconvene on September 13, 2010.

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Mark Marich
on August 25, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
What Our Language Says About Us

Recently, the Oxford English Dictionary released its annual list of new words in the English language. I was struck by how the list reflects the current times in our country, not only in popular culture, but also in our current political and economic climate.

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Cameron Cushman
on August 20, 2010
Category:  General  Digesting DC 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (Aug 9-15)

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy of Innovation America and its founder, Rich Bendis. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week: Senator Shaheen Proposes New Federal Grants to Support Sci-tech Programs (from Boston.com) Ohio Fund Supports...

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Mark Marich
on August 16, 2010
Category:  General 
Betting on Entrepreneurial Growth

Cities and states focused on attracting big box stores and corporate behemoths like Dell Computers are going about it all wrong. If they want to promote sustainable economic growth, they need to bet on age instead of size -- putting their energies into cultivating an environment conducive to new, entrepreneurial startups.

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Mark Marich
on August 16, 2010
Category:  General  Growth & Poverty 

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