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Tax Policy and Small and Medium-size Enterprise
Marich Mark
10/23/2009
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A new tax policy study by the OECD explores impediments to small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) posed by the cost of tax compliance. The report, Taxation of SMEs: Key Issues and Policy Considerations, examines a range of tax issues affecting SMEs, including the possible influence...

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The Jobless Economic Recovery
Marich Mark
10/23/2009
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The New America Foundation organized a symposium on “The Jobs Deficit: The Challenge of Putting America Back to Work.” Our report of the event follows:The New America Foundation event gathered a large crowd of economic and political analysts, policymakers and public opinion leaders, who considered...

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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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Entrepreneurs’ Perspective on Healthcare Reform
Marich Mark
10/26/2009
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PDE staff attended a U.S. Senate hearing entitled “Reform Done Right: Sensible Health Care Solutions for America’s Small Businesses" held by the Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship. Our report of the event follows:On Oct. 20th, policymakers examined the impact of the current healthcare system...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Marich Mark
10/26/2009
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 House Science and Technology Committee - Technology and Innovation Subcommittee – Hearing "Developing Research Priorities at DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate"2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2318 (WEBCAST)[more info]Tuesday, October 27-29, 2009 Senate Environment and Public Works...

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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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Trends in Angel Investment Behavior
Marich Mark
10/28/2009
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Angel investors pulled back in the first half of 2009, according to the newly released analysis by for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Total investments in first and second quarters of 2009 were $9.1 billion, a decrease of 27 percent over...

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Small Businesses Important Players in the Economic Future
Marich Mark
10/30/2009
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The SBA Office of Advocacy’s new Small Business Profile for the United States highlights that small businesses are important players in U.S. business and job growth.The profile includes details about small business employment, business starts and closings, bank lending in 2008, the demographics of business...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Marich Mark
11/2/2009
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - Hearing"Hearings to examine increasing health costs facing small businesses."02:30 pmDirksen Senate Office Building, Rooom 430 [more info] Wednesday, November 4, 2009House Small Business Committee - Hearing"Small Businesses and the Estate Tax: Identifying Reforms...

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China Aims to Bolster High-tech Sector with VC funds
Marich Mark
11/3/2009
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In an effort to support the country's growing high-tech sector, China's economic planning agency, the National Development and Reform Commission, announced the launch of venture capital funds totaling 9 billion yuan (equivalent to USD $1.32 billion). The funds are jointly backed by the state (1...

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