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2011

Time for a New 'Pessimism Index'?

At the beginning of 2011, PDE checked in on the monthly Small Business Optimism Index to find that small business owners were “stubbornly cautious.” Fast-forward to the midpoint of the year--in the dog days of summer—and the feelings haven’t seemed to change at all.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on August 15, 2011
NY Top State for Entrepreneurship

New York came out on top of a new State Entrepreneurship Index developed by economists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The study combines five key components -- a state's percentage growth and per capita growth in business establishments, its business formation rate, the number of patents per thousand residents and gross receipts of sole proprietorships and partnerships per capita -- to build its state-by-state rankings.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on August 15, 2011
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (August15 - 21)

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week:

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on August 15, 2011
This Week in Entrepreneurial Policy August 15

The U.S. Congress is currently observing the typical August / Summer recess. They are scheduled to return to Washington on Tuesday, September 6, following the Labor Day holiday.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on August 15, 2011
White House White Board Looks at Startup America

Once or twice in the past we have pointed to the “White House White Board,” a quirky feature on whitehouse.gov used to illustrate (and simplify) whatever it is the administration wants to talk about. Recently, it marked the first 180 days of Startup America with a self-conducted progress report on administration commitments to improve the environment for high-growth entrepreneurship.
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Posted by: Mark Marich
on August 08, 2011
This Week in Entrepreneurial Policy

Following the 11th hour deal last week that brought an end (at least for now) to the debt ceiling crisis, the House and Senate are observing the typical August / Summer recess. They are scheduled to return to Washington on Tuesday, September 6, following the Labor Day holiday.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on August 08, 2011
A New Beginning for Peru

Now that Peru has inaugurated a new government, the verdict is out on how the Ollanta Humala administration treats entrepreneurs. When the new president presented the names of eight of his cabinet ministers for his presidential mandate which started July 28, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Peruvian entrepreneur Salomon Lerner would be among them. At the time, President Humala asked the Peruvian population to trust that the new Cabinet members were committed to the change the country now needs.

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Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on August 08, 2011
Was Debt Ceiling Debate Tip of the Iceberg?

Is the recent debt ceiling debate the proverbial tip of the iceberg? It is, at least according to Senator Sherrod Brown. Last week, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection (within the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs) said as much at a hearing on “Debt Financing in the Domestic Financial Sector.”

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on August 08, 2011
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (August 8 - 14)

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week:

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on August 08, 2011
A Look Back at Innovation Daily (August 1 - 7)

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week:

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on August 01, 2011

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