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Job candidates more likely to lie online, studies say
OConnell Brian
9/16/2011
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New businesses may find online communications a great tool for efficiency, but studies suggest hiring is best done the old-fashioned way. Read more about job candidates lying online.

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Just what exactly are we trying to stimulate?
Ruhe Thom
4/1/2009
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Question: What written document is so expensive that it comes out to about $4,800,849 per word?

Answer: With approximately 177,052 words and a price tag of around $850 billion dollars, it is the recently approved American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 – a.k.a....

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Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity: 1996 – 2009 Report
Ruhe Thom
5/27/2010
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According to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity: 1996 – 2009 report, U.S. small business startups launched in 2009 reached record highs when compared to startups created during the 2007 – 2009 recession. Additionally, the report uncovered that entrepreneurial growth was the highest among 35-...

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Kauffman Labs Education Ventures Teleconference
Ruhe Thom
8/17/2010
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Thinking about applying for the Kauffman Labs Education Ventures Program? Don’t miss your chance to listen in on the final informational teleconference to learn more about the program and ask questions.

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Kauffman Life Science Ventures Summit seeks applicants
Kauffman Foundation
3/27/2012
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Early-stage life science entrepreneurs are being sought to take part in the Kauffman Life Science Ventures Summit in June. Read more about the industry experts participating and the topics they will address.

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Khan Academy Launches Entrepreneurship Series
Wendy Torrance
9/25/2013
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Our founder, Ewing Marion Kauffman, once said: "It's your right to be uncommon if you can. You seek opportunity to compete. You desire to take calculated risk, to dream, to build, yes, even to fail, and to succeed". He was talking to entrepreneurs: those people who create new ventures, building visions into reality. Indeed, entrepreneurs are uncommon in many ways. They create something from nothing. They see problems (and solutions) that others might not. They take personal and financial risks.

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Lean Entrepreneur: How I Built My Startup in 48 Hours
Jennifer Kearns
8/23/2013
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As Kauffman Labs helps grow and educate the entrepreneurial community through programs, events and workshops, we came across an aspiring gentleman with an idea. Nodir Abdullayev (Bek) has just recently found out about the entrepreneurial community in Kansas City and has made strides to become engaged since finding his first event through Kauffman Labs. Learn how Bek's first experience made him go from an aspiring entrepreneur to lean entrepreneur.

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Leaving Presentations to Chance is Like Embarking on a Trip Without a Map
Wendy Torrance
11/19/2013
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Leaving presentations to chance is like embarking on a trip without a map (hat tip to Amanda Schnieders for the metaphor). If you don't know where you're headed and how you'll get there, you may not reach your destination.

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Lessons From Failure: Borrowing Tools From Your Neighbors
Diana Kander
8/12/2013
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Adam Berk had a vision of creating an online library where neighbors could borrow tools and electronics from one another. Why buy a fancy camera you only needed to use once for a big trip? Why invest the money in physical tools for a home remodeling project if you are never going to need them again? Adam and his best friend Dave spent 5 years creating this utopian community, neighborrow, powered by a new form of currency. Their business model was to eventually white label the product and sell it to large apartment buildings and others who wanted to facilitate a borrowing community. But they never achieved their vision. 

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Lessons from Failure :: Renting High-end Jewelry
Diana Kander
7/25/2013
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At age 25, Laura Sanko was a founding member of a startup that raised $3.5 Million from some world-famous investors and the Founder’s Fund.  The business model was simple: a website that rented high-end jewelry for special occasions for a fraction of the retail value of each piece.  Three years later, the investment money was all gone and while the site continued to operate, it had failed to meet the investors’ expectations.  I sat down with Laura to figure out what went wrong.

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