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Economy Will Revive with Help from Entrepreneurs
Marich Mark
7/20/2009
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Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy recently released its annual report The Small Business Economy. In an accompanying letter to the President, the report affirms that “the economy will revive, with help from America’s entrepreneurs.”¬†This new edition documents the effects of the 2008 recession on...

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Financial History... the Backstory Behind All History
Marich Mark
7/6/2009
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A new PBS series, sponsored in part by the Kauffman Foundation, called "The Ascent of Money" promises to take viewers on a journey chronicling the role of money in human progress in a new light. An initial two-hour version of the documentary, which aired last...

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Gender and High-Tech Entrepreneurship
Marich Mark
7/13/2009
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A new research paper, Sources of Financing for New Technology Firms: A Comparison by Gender, shows that women continue to use a different financial strategy and lag behind men-owned firms in numerous performance measures over time. The study is fifth in a series of Kauffman...

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House Approves SBIR Reauthorization
Marich Mark
7/13/2009
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On July 8, 2009 the House of Representatives approved H.R. 2965, the Enhancing Small Business Research and Innovation Act of 2009 by a vote of 386-41. This legislation would reauthorize through 2011 the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs....

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Inc.'s Lemonade Stand Contest
Marich Mark
7/6/2009
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Who says that the little guys never get any recognition? Inc. magazine is calling for entries into its annual "Best Lemonade Stand in America" contest to highlight the entrepreneurial chops of business-savvy 5 - 12 year olds.  Top prize last year went to a pair...

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Is a Green Boom Coming?
Marich Mark
7/6/2009
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A recently released report explores how entrepreneurial small business are combating the recession, creating new jobs and economic growth, and tackling energy and environmental challenges through a technological and cultural revolution.The report, Small Wonders, predicts that clean energy innovations will lead to a "green entrepreneurial...

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Obama Announces Choice to Head EDA
Marich Mark
7/8/2009
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President Obama announced on Monday his nomination of John Fernandez to head the Economic Development Administration as the new Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development. Most recently, Fernandez worked for the Indianapolis-based law firm ofKrieg Devault, advising private and governmental organizations oneconomic development, public...

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Recognizing Outstanding Scientific Entrepreneurs
Marich Mark
7/20/2009
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The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the National Postdoctoral Association announced today that nominations have opened for the Outstanding Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Award, which recognizes a researcher who has successfully brought his or her discovery to market. The winner of the award, which includes a $10,000...

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SBA Funding on the Rise
Marich Mark
7/14/2009
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Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed the Financial Services Appropriations Bill, which incorporates a $22 million increase for the Small Business Administration (SBA) over the President’s request. The bill allocates a total of $697 million in funding for the Small Business Administration (SBA) and...

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TARP Funds for Small Businesses?
Marich Mark
7/20/2009
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The Obama Administration revealed last week that an initiative to redirect some of the $700 billion TARP funds away from banks and towards helping small businesses is on the table. Although no amounts have been specified, this new initiative would represent a significant shift...

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