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2011

Making a List

As the year winds down, thoughts naturally reflect on the year's accomplishments, challenges, regrets and hopes that we carry into the new year. As an entrepreneur, I have found it an excellent time to take stock and make an inventory of the resources and assets that I have come to rely upon and expect to continue to value in the future. With that in mind, I wanted to share my year-end inventory of programs, resources, and organizations that are serving the interests of entrepreneurs.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on December 16, 2011
Introducing the Bipartisan Startup Act

U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) and Mark Warner (D-Virginia) introduced bipartisan legislation yesterday to jumpstart the economy by creating and growing new companies—and they backed it up with Kauffman data.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on December 9, 2011
New in the Sketchbook Series: Money Game

Thinking about starting a business? Think you need a lot of money or that you need to know venture capitalists to fund your dream? Think again.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on December 2, 2011
A World United by Entrepreneurship

For one week the world unites, across borders and languages, to celebrate entrepreneurs and innovators...to celebrate the world’s job creators.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on November 14, 2011
Latest Policy Blog: Bills Passed House Offering More Money

On Monday, Mark Marich wrote a blog about two pieces of legislation that passed through the House. Both would affect the nation's entrepreneurs and one addresses the new crowdfunding trend.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on November 09, 2011
A Captivating Slideshow for Entrepreneurs

This captivating and motivating slideshow captures the every individual's "Dear Future Entrepreneur" message.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on October 09, 2011
Global Scholars to Include U.S. Applicants
The Kauffman Foundation is expanding its successful Global Scholars Program to include up to ten recent graduates from U.S. colleges and universities who will join other scholars from around the world. Applications can be submitted at www.kauffman.org, and must be completed by Oct. 17, 2011. [More]
Posted by: Cameron Cushman
on October 04, 2011
Women Entrepreneurs: Our Nation's Untapped Economic Potential

Last week, the Kauffman Foundation released "Overcoming the Gender Gap: Women Entrepreneurs as Economic Drivers." This white paper looks at the potential of women entrepreneurs to grow our economy.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on September 30, 2011
The Importance of Intangibles

Last spring, Athena Alliance, along with support from the Kauffman Foundation OECD, The Conference Board, and US National Academies, put together an inspiring conference on the role of intangible assets— information, workforce skills and know-how, effective management and marketing, business models, relations with suppliers and customers, software and databases, and intellectual property— in job creation and economic growth.

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on September 26, 2011
Entrepreneurship Policy Experts: Weigh In

The Kauffman Foundation is in search of experts on high growth entrepreneurship policy to help create a global policy roadmap for advancing entrepreneurship. Weigh in with your thoughts on policies that facilitate entrepreneurship, ways to remove regulatory barriers for entrepreneurs, or any topic pertaining to global policy and entrepreneurship.

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Posted by: Cameron Cushman
on September 20, 2011

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