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Helping the World’s Future Entrepreneurs
Over time I have become increasingly confused as to the meaning of “youth entrepreneurship.” While the myth of entrepreneurs as “modern day Mozarts” in garages (to borrow Carl Schramm’s phrase) is slowly being dispelled, it seems our human instinct to avoid conversations about age is alive and well! The reason this matters now is because governments and non-governmental organizations around the globe appear to be ramping up investment in “youth enterprise.”
Go Big... Or Go Home?
President Obama threw down the gauntlet to Congress today, releasing his plan for the American Jobs Act, a $447 billion legislative proposal to jumpstart the economy that creates a number incentives for employers to start—and keep—hiring. The plan includes a payroll tax holiday for small business that hire new employees as well as for those who raise salaries. Other incentives include cutting payroll taxes on the first $5 million in payroll and extending “100% expensing” that allows firms to take an immediate deduction on investments in new plants and equipment.
Call for Abstracts: International Research & Policy Roundtable
The Kauffman Foundation is seeking experts on high-growth entrepreneurship policy issues to contribute to the creation of a global policy roadmap for advancing entrepreneurship. Scholars are invited to submit abstracts for papers to be considered for presentation at a roundtable discussion at the Kauffman-sponsored Global Entrepreneurship Congress, March 11-12, 2012, in Liverpool, UK.
This Week in Entrepreneurial Policy
Congress is back in session and a number of relevant hearings are set for the coming week including several on tax reform and a House Judiciary Committee look at “The Investor Visa Program” and its ability to create jobs in the U.S.
A Look Back at Innovation Daily
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.