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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

Congress gets back into full swing this week with a collection of committee hearings on Capitol Hill. The House Small Business Committee has a couple of hearings of interest -- first reviewing the proposed SBA budget for 2015 and then exploring the negative impact occupational licensing has on entrepreneurship and jobs. Other topics covered include: a possible end to the Fed's quantitative easing program, the proposed 2015 budget request for science agencies, bankruptcy reform, cyber security, the international financial system, quantitative easing and improving access to power throughout Africa. 

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Mark Marich
on March 24, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

Both houses of Congress are in  recess, back in their home states for a one-week work period. Members are slated to return to Washington next Monday, March 24. 

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Mark Marich
on March 17, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily

Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Today, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week on Dell's switch from public to private, inequalities brought about by entrepreneurship, the rise of entrepreneurial activity among those over the age of 50, thoughts on the accelerator bubble and serial entrepreneurs. 

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Mark Marich
on March 17, 2014
Category:  General 
Switzerland Once Again Tops Global Innovation Index
Mark Marich
on March 10, 2014
Category:  Global 
What Do Entrepreneurs Really Want from a City?
Mark Marich
on March 10, 2014
Category:  Global 
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

Last week, President Obama's FY 2015 budget was a key focal point of congressional hearings on Capitol Hill. This week, the focus continues as Congressman Paul Ryan and the House Budget Committee take a look at the President's FY 2015 Revenue and Economic Policy Proposals and the Joint Economic Committee reviews The Economic Report of the President 2014. In non-budget related hearings, the House Judiciary Commitee explores alternative solutions to an internet sales tax and the House Small Business Committee explores the rise of 3D printing and the opportunities it presents for entrepreneurs. Other topics covered by hearings this week include: an upswing in small business manufacturing, innovative ideas to expand the middle class, modernizing the Freedom of Information Act and more. 

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Mark Marich
on March 10, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Below, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week on government support for tech-based innovation and entrepreneurs, patent trolls, the creative economy and a push for stronger patent rights for university faculty. 
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Mark Marich
on March 10, 2014
Category:  General 
Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life

A new series released by Kauffman Founders School tackles the issue of work-life balance with insights from Meg Cadoux Hirshberg, an Inc.com columnist and author of the award-winning book For Better or For Work: A Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and Their Families which draws on her experiences when she was helping her husband build his company and on her hundreds of interviews with entrepreneurs and their families.

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Mark Marich
on March 03, 2014
Category:  General 
DC Tabbed As Best City for Female Entrepreneurs

With 34.5% of businesses in the city owned by a woman, Washington, DC, is at the top of the list of U.S. cities for female entrepreneurs. A new ranking by NerdWallet, a free tool to help consumers make decisions about their money, puts the nation's capital ahead of entrepreneurial meccas like San Francisco and Seattle. 

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Mark Marich
on March 03, 2014
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

President Obama's FY 2015 budget highlights the committee hearing schedule on Capitol Hill this week as the House Budget Committee, House Ways & Means Committee and Senate Finance Committee all take a look. Other topics covered by hearings this week include: financial regulation's impact on competitiveness, financial data security, energy supply and infrastructure, health insurance and more. 

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Mark Marich
on March 03, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill 

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