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A Look Back at Entrepreneurship in 2010

Since the economic crisis broke out, entrepreneurship has attracted increased attention as a key path to economic recovery. I was happy to see that entrepreneurs have been set apart from some of the negative perceptions of big business and the blame being placed on large financial institutions for the economic meltdown. The question is whether such recognition of entrepreneurs as an engine for growth and innovation translated into concrete pro-entrepreneurship policies.

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Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on January 03, 2011
Category:  Growth & Poverty  Global 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily Dec. 28 - Jan. 03

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: Top 10 Signals of Positive Momentum for Entrepreneurs in 2010 (JumpStart)...

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 03, 2011
Category:  General 
New Businesses, Not Small Businesses

According to a new paper by Ying Lowrey, an economist with the Small Business Administration, new businesses—not small businesses—are the most critical driver of new jobs. Using data from the Kauffman Firm Survey and other sources, Lowrey estimates that on average, each new startup is responsible for 5.6 jobs created and that:

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 03, 2011
Category:  Growth & Poverty 
Tax Credits Encourage Angel Investment

A recent story from the Angel Capital Education Foundation shows that more than twenty states currently have tax credits for early stage investment—ranging from 10 to more than 50 percent. As venture capital dollars continue to be elusive, groups of angel investors have stepped forward to begin pooling resources and working to make their states more attractive to startups and to other angels.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 03, 2011
Category:  Growth & Poverty 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (Jan. 03)

Congress is back in session on Wednesday, January 5, with a new Republican majority in the House of Representatives.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 03, 2011
Category:  Capitol Hill 

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