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Understanding Womens Entrepreneurship
Issue no. 418
Understanding Women's Entrepreneurship
There has been a lot talk in the past year about job creation, entrepreneurship and economic recovery. Under the economic pressures, it became more important to than ever to examine closely how to unleash the entrepreneurial potential of various groups in society. We know for example that women are under-represented among business founders in high-tech and other high-growth fields despite their increasing participation in science and engineering. Fortunately, we are better prepared every day to inform policy. Today, I examine some of the most recent findings on the factors that affect the survival and growth of startups founded by women.
From the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Blog
COMPETES Removed from Consideration
Last Thursday, the House of Representatives voted to recommit the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 on a 292-126 vote. In response, House Committee on Science and Technology Chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN) requested House leadership to pull the bill (H.R. 5116) from consideration. The request came as a surprise after more than 40 hearings on the bill. [
External Debt Markets Key for Young Firms as They Age
Data released in the fifth follow-up report of the Kauffman Firm Survey (KFS), a study of new businesses tracked over their early years of existence, confirmed the important role of banks and other formal debt providers in young firms' survival and growth. [
Are You an Entrepreneur? Take the Pledge
Are you following a dream, pursuing an opportunity, taking charge of your own destiny? Are you bringing something of value to society, making a job for yourself and for others, and creating wealth that benefits your family, your community, your country, your world? Then take the pledge to help build a stronger America. [
Entrepreneurs as Senate Candidates
So who will fill those empty Senate seats? Will the American people choose the real job creators in our economy to get our country hiring again? I thought I'd profile a couple of candidates with backgrounds in innovative high-growth companies that are running for office in November. [
A Look Back at Innovation Daily
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 from the last week. [
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
While most eyes on Capitol Hill are apparently on the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf -- including a hearing on the SBA Disaster Assistance Program -- the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee will examine the nomination of Marie Collins Johns to be Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration. Also, the House Financial Services Committee considers the Small Business Lending Fund Act of 2010. [
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