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Small Business Confidence Declines
Marich Mark
12/3/2009
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According to the latest DISCOVER Small Business Watch survey, economic confidence among America's small business owners plummeted in November, as more owners cited serious concerns about cash flow and declining economic conditions. Here are a few findings:•    52 percent of owners say they have experienced...

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Entrepreneurship Recommendations at the Obama Jobs Summit
Marich Mark
12/4/2009
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At yesterday’s White House “Jobs Summit”, Kauffman Foundation president and CEO Carl Schramm laid out five strategies to boost entrepreneurship and create jobs. Schramm, an economist, author on entrepreneurship and former entrepreneur, joined about 130 business leaders, economists and CEOs from across the United States...

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Small Businesses’ Views on Health Care
Marich Mark
12/4/2009
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A Dallas Morning News article recently argued that in Texas, where fewer than 50 percent of private-sector employers offer health insurance, some small firms say they would be more competitive if they dropped coverage and paid the fine that is stipulated in the House bill....

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The Week Ahead in Entrepreneurship Policy
Marich Mark
12/7/2009
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Wednesday, Dec 9, 2009 Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - Economic Policy Subcommittee - Hearing"Weathering the Storm: Creating Jobs in the Recession"03:00 pmDirksen Senate Office Building, Rm 538 [more info] Wednesday, Dec 9, 2009Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation - Hearing"Research Parks and Job Creation:...

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A Reflection on the Jobs Summit
Marich Mark
12/11/2009
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Pessimism Over Economy Continues
Marich Mark
12/11/2009
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Last week, we reported on the results from DISCOVER Small Business Watch survey which indicated small business confidence in the economy is still weak.  The National Federation of Independent Businesses’ (NFIB) latest Small Business Optimism Index shows similar results. The Index decreased 0.8 points from...

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Innovate to Educate
Ortmans Jonathan
12/13/2009
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President Obama recently announced that the U.S. government is committed to restoring the nation's leadership in educating children in math and science, and launched a new “Educate to Innovate” campaign. The campaign will bring together teachers, parents, businesses and the media to promote math and...

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Bailout Funds for Small Businesses
Marich Mark
12/14/2009
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In a speech at the Brookings Institution last Tuesday, President Obama proposed creating incentives for small businesses to hire more workers as part of recent efforts to boost job creation. "There is only so much government can do," Obama said. "Job creation will ultimately depend...

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship: What Drives Them
Marich Mark
12/14/2009
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Robert Litan, Vice President for Research at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and a Senior Fellow of Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution explains why entrepreneurship is so important and how it can be promoted in an article for Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) titled...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Marich Mark
12/14/2009
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Thursday December 17, 2009 Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship - Committee HearingMark Up of "The Small Business Export Enhancement and International Trade Act of 2009" and "The Small Business Job Creation and Access to Capital Act of 2009"12:00 pmRussell Senate Office Building, Room 485 [more...

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