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Fernandez confirmed at EDA
Marich Mark
9/11/2009
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President Obama's selection to head the Economic Development Administration, John Fernandez, was confirmed yesterday by the U.S. Senate. The following is a press release issued by the Commerce Department: JOHN R. FERNANDEZ CONFIRMED AS U.S. ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF COMMERCE FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTWASHINGTON -- U.S. Commerce Secretary...

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Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Deadline Approaching
Marich Mark
9/1/2009
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This is a reminder that the deadline for the 2010 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program is approaching quickly -- all proposals must be submitted by 7:00 p.m. (Central) on Wednesday, September 23, 2009. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation supports doctoral students through the Kauffman Dissertation...

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SBA Expands Microloan Program
Marich Mark
9/1/2009
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The Small BusinessAdministration (SBA) has expanded its Microloan program as Recovery Act fundsare making their way into access to capital programs for small businesses. Theincreased funds -- an additional $50 million for loans and $24 million for technical assistance from the the American Recovery and...

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Small Businesses FAQs
Marich Mark
9/8/2009
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The Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy released its annual update to its “Frequently Asked Questions” document.  It estimates that there were 29.6 million small businesses in the U.S. in 2008. An estimated 627,200 new employer firms began operation in 2008, and 595,600 firms closed...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy
Marich Mark
9/21/2009
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009Senate Committee on Finance - Open Executive Session"Business meeting to consider an original bill providing for health care reform."9:00 a.m.Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216   [more info]  Tuesday, September 22, 2009Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship - Roundtable"Small Business...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Marich Mark
9/28/2009
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship - Hearing“Reform Done Right: Sensible Health Care Solutions for America’s Small Businesses.”Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 562 [more info] Wednesday, September 30, 2009 House Committee on Science and Technology - Energy and Environment Subcommittee –...

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What Do Entrepreneurs Think?
Marich Mark
9/23/2009
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A new survey of American entrepreneurs conducted by theEwing Marion Kauffman Foundation revealed that entrepreneurs continue tostruggle despite increasing optimism about the economy on Wall Street and thatthey want government to do more to encourage entrepreneurship. Conducted one week before Federal Reserve Chairman BenBernanke...

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A New Extension for SBA Programs
Marich Mark
10/28/2009
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On Monday, the Senate unanimously passed legislation (S.1929) to temporarily extend all the Small Business Administration (SBA) programs, which include the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The legislation will extend these programs through April 30, 2010.On her statement...

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A Shift in Mandate: Federal Bailout Funds for Small Businesses
Marich Mark
10/15/2009
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It seems like some policymakers have decided to invest directly in the most powerful job creators, small businesses. The Washington Post unveiled this morning that there are a few plans under discussion in Washington to boost job creation and the recovery by making bailout funds...

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A Stimulus for Entrepreneurship
Marich Mark
10/26/2009
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Last week, PDE reported on several measures under discussion in Washington that would put entrepreneurs at the forefront of recovery efforts. Some of these measures are moving quickly. On Friday, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair, Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., introduced a bill...

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