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The Week Ahead in Entrepreneurship Policy
Marich Mark
11/30/2009
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009 Senate Energy and Natural Resources - Full Committee HearingHearings to examine policy options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.10:00 amDirksen Senate Office Building, Rm 366 [more info]  

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Innovation in Singapore
Marich Mark
12/3/2009
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Singapore does well on the many global innovation rankings (e.g., it beat US and others to first place on one international innovation index by the Boston Consulting Group ), but the Singapore Competitiveness Report 2009 released by the Asia Competitiveness Institute at the Lee Kuan...

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Recovery Act Funds for Small Business Clean Energy Innovation
Marich Mark
12/3/2009
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U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that more than $18 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will support small business’s ability to compete in the clean energy economy. These funds will target clean energy R&D, with an emphasis on near-term...

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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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Leaders in the Philippines Look to the U.S. in New Tech Transfer Initiatives
Marich Mark
12/4/2009
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A new Tech Transfer bill that models the US system is under consideration in the Philippines, where only an estimated 10 percent of university-research output is being transferred into industries. The Technology Transfer Act borrows heavily from the US Bayh-Dole Act.Philippine Senator Angara, co-sponsor of...

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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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Small Business Size Standards Under Revision
Marich Mark
12/8/2009
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After 25 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is considering revising the definitions of “small business”. The current broad definition of small business covers businesses with 500 or fewer employees, but the exact definition depends on the type of industry. Comments for the three...

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A Reflection on the Jobs Summit
Marich Mark
12/11/2009
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