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The Promise and Perils of Self-Employment
Marich Mark
4/6/2009
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While recent booms in entrepreneurship and self-employment have generated many benefits for the American economy, these trends are not necessarily a “free lunch” according to a new article in City Journal, a publication of the Manhattan Institute. Patterns of self-employment have changed in recent years....

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The Week Ahead in Entrepreneurship Policy
Marich Mark
4/27/2009
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009 -- Committee HearingHouse Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment"Pushing the Efficiency Envelope: R&D for High-Performance Buildings, Industries and Consumers"Time -- 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. Location -- 2318 Rayburn House Office Building[more info] Wednesday, April 29, 2009 --...

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Top 50 Innovations in Government
Marich Mark
4/27/2009
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Finalists for the prestigious Harvard Innovations in American Government Awards were recently unveiled by the school's Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation. The fifty cited programs will be winnowed down to six final winners who will be officially announced in May.This larger group of...

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Top Social Networks for Entrepreneurs
Marich Mark
4/27/2009
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Mashable, a popular blog covering social media and Web 2.0, recently offered its take on the top 10 social networks for entrepreneurs. If you’re looking to link up with other entrepreneurs or with potential customers, partners, or friends, you should check out some of these...

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We're from the Government and We're Here to Help
Marich Mark
4/10/2009
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On a recent appearance on MSNBC, Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee chair Mary Landrieu talked about easing the flow of credit and other efforts in Washington to help small businesses. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy

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Will We See a Revolution in Energy Technology?
Marich Mark
4/22/2009
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Today the world celebrates Earth Day. This year, advocates of policies to contain climate change probably see hope in the increased federal funding for energy R&D coming from the stimulus bill and this year’s budget.  Charles Weiss (Georgetown University) and William B. Bonvillian (MIT) remind us...

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World Economic Forum Calls for Entrepreneurship Education
Marich Mark
4/27/2009
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The World Economic Forum has issued a call to action—to globally catalyze entrepreneurship through education--in a new report “Educating the Next Wave of Entrepreneurs.” The report analyzes entrepreneurship education practices around the world, focusing on everything from youth, to higher education and social inclusion. This...

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A Plan for Saving Capital Markets
Marich Mark
5/8/2009
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The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) has recently released its recommendations to restore liquidity in the American VC industry and create a vibrant IPO environment once the overall economy stabilizes. The NVCA’s recommendations rest on four pillars: ecosystem partners, enhanced liquidity paths, tax incentives, and...

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A Tough Quarter for Venture Capitalists
Marich Mark
5/4/2009
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The latest data from the National Venture Capital Association show that venture capitalists have had a tough 2009 so far. Forty VC funds raised only $4.3 billion in the first quarter of 2009, representing one of the slowest quarters in recent years. Even worse news...

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Competition Promotes Entrepreneurship in New Orleans
Marich Mark
5/1/2009
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States and localities are recognizing that business plan competitions can help generate local interest in entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship. Idea Village, a New Orleans-based entrepreneurial network, has developed an interesting approach with its 504ward program (the name is a play on the New Orleans’ area code)....

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