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'Doing Business' Rankings Stimulating Reform
Marich Mark
9/10/2009
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The overview of the Doing Business Report 2010 is now available. Since 2004, the World Bank’s Doing Business project has been tracking regulatory reforms in 10 areas of business regulation that record the time and cost to meet government requirements in starting and operating a...

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Don't Worry, Be Happy
Marich Mark
9/23/2009
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Despite the gloomy outlook from entrepreneurs on the status of the U.S. economic recovery, a recent story in the Wall Street Journal suggests that entrepreneurs are typically a happy bunch. Somewhat surprising numbers considering the risk and long hours involved in running one's own business, but...

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Entrepreneurs' Movement Launches at Inc. 500
Marich Mark
9/23/2009
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In a piece on the Huffington Post, Carl Schramm, president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation, outlines the rationale for a new movement to support America's entrepreneurs. Schramm points to the fact that "since 1980, all net job growth has come from businesses less than...

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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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Hot Topic: Research and Innovation Infrastructure
Marich Mark
9/25/2009
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There has been a lot of talk about research parks lately. Here are few ideas that have been discussed lately.Science Progress, a project of the Center for American Progress, recently released a report on the federal government and the growth of regional innovation clusters, The...

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How to Train Future Innovative Entrepreneurs
Marich Mark
9/25/2009
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Universities and colleges have increasingly established entrepreneurship education programs in the past few decades. In an effort to more fully understand the outcomes of this education, the SBA’s Office of Advocacy released an initial analysis of the impact of entrepreneurship programs.The report, “Toward Effective Education...

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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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Keys to Economic Growth and Global Competitiveness
Marich Mark
9/30/2009
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PDE staff attended a Capitol Hill briefing on comparative innovation policy sponsored by the National Research Council. Our report of the event follows: A September 22nd Capital Hill briefing on research, science, and technology (R-S-T) parks sought to convince policymakers that promoting innovation and commercialization...

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Modernizing the Labor Movement: “The Entrepreneurial Union”
Marich Mark
9/3/2009
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Amy Wilkinson, senior fellow at Harvard University’s Center for Business and Government and public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, has been researching and writing about entrepreneurial leadership. In a recent piece for the Stanford Social Innovation Review titled “The Entrepreneurial...

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NSBA on Small Business Energy Efficiency
Marich Mark
9/21/2009
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The National Small Business Association (NSBA) released a new report on energy efficiency, “On-Bill Financing:  Helping Small Business Reduce Emissions and Energy Use While Improving Profitability.” The report argues that small business could collectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 259 million tons each year if...

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