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Are You an Entrepreneur?
Marich Mark
5/13/2010
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Are you following a dream, pursuing an opportunity, taking charge of your own destiny? Are you bringing something of value to society, making a job for yourself and for others, and creating wealth that benefits your family, your community, your country, your world? If you answered yes to...

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External Debt Markets Key for Young Firms as They Age
Marich Mark
5/13/2010
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Data released on May 12, 2010 in the fifth follow-up report of the Kauffman Firm Survey (KFS), a study of new businesses tracked over their early years of existence, confirmed the important role of banks and other formal debt providers in young firms’ survival and...

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A Look at Innovation Daily (May 10-16)
Marich Mark
5/17/2010
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Each

day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy

of Innovation America and its founder, Rich Bendis. Here, we take a

look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week

10 Forums Every Young Entrepreneur Should Belong To

(from Ben-Lang.com)

New Dems Unveil Agenda for Innovation and...

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COMPETES Removed from Consideration
Ortmans Jonathan
5/17/2010
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On Thursday, May 13 the House of Representatives voted to recommit the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 on a 292-126 vote. In response, House Committee on Science and Technology Chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN) requested House leadership to pull the bill (H.R. 5116) from consideration....

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Running to Save California
Cushman Cameron
5/17/2010
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The race is on in California. Voters from the state that boasts the eighth largest economy in the world will go to the polls in November to decide who will succeed the embattled Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger. Though California’s financial problems have been well-documented, two candidates...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (May 17-21, 2010)
Marich Mark
5/17/2010
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Monday, May 17, 2010

House Small Business Committee - Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight Field Hearing

"Access to Capital for Small Businesses"

The hearing will examine the current credit conditions for Pennsylvania small businesses. Witnesses will offer testimony on expanding access to capital for entrepreneurs and spurring...

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New Credit Initiative to Boost Lending to Small Businesses?
Marich Mark
5/19/2010
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The U.S. Treasury Department today unveiled a new credit initiative aimed at increasing lending to small businesses.  According to the Wall Street Journal, the initiative is expected to spur $20 billion in lending while being particularly beneficial to small minority-owned firms.The new policy is modeled...

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Entrepreneurship Recession Proof, Hits 14-year High
Marich Mark
5/20/2010
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Click the image above for an interactive set of graphics displaying the data According to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, a study that measures the percentage of the adult, non-business-owner population that starts a business each month, 2009 has had the highest level of entrepreneurial activity...

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Kauffman Foundation Accepts Proposals for 2011 Dissertation Fellowship Program
Marich Mark
5/20/2010
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The Ewing

Marion Kauffman Foundation is now accepting proposals for the 2011 Kauffman

Dissertation Fellowship Program.

The Ewing

Marion Kauffman Foundation supports doctoral students through the Kauffman

Dissertation Fellowship Program. The Foundation will award up to 15

Dissertation Fellowship grants of $20,000 each to Ph.D., D.B.A. or other

doctoral students for...

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A Look at Innovation Daily (May 17-23)
Marich Mark
5/24/2010
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Summary:

Each

day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy

of Innovation America and its founder, Rich Bendis. Here, we take a

look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week

Catching Up: The Role of State Science and Technology Policy in Open Innovation

(from Economic Development...

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