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DC Tabbed As Best City for Female Entrepreneurs
Mark Marich
3/3/2014
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With 34.5% of businesses in the city owned by a woman, Washington, DC, is at the top of the list of U.S. cities for female entrepreneurs. A new ranking by NerdWallet, a free tool to help consumers make decisions about their money, puts the nation's capital ahead of entrepreneurial meccas like San Francisco and Seattle. 

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Daschle gives his take on healthcare reform legislation
Vinluan Frank
5/13/2011
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Former U.S. Senator Tom Daschle gives his viewpoint on healthcare reform legislation and the obstacles ahead. Read more to learn about the legal, administrative and regulatory challenges ahead as a result of this major legislation.

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Data is key to bringing down healthcare cost curve, says new Kauffman report
Pogorelc Deanna
4/23/2012
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Data sharing can bring down healthcare costs, says a new Kauffman Foundation report. Read about open access to medical data.

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Deadline Nearing for 'Global Scholars' Applications
Marich Mark
10/10/2011
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A few weeks ago, we mentioned that the Kauffman Foundation was expanding its Global Scholars Program to include up to ten (10) recent graduates from US colleges and universities. The deadline to apply for one of those slots is now only one week away—applications must be submitted by Monday, October 17.

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Deal Clears Way for ‘Long Term’ SBIR/STTR Reauthorization
Marich Mark
12/19/2011
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Following years of temporary extensions, it looks as though the SBIR and STTR programs are going to have a bit of stability. The U.S. House and Senate recently came to an agreement that would reauthorize the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs for six years.

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Developments in Washington from the Perspective of Small Businesses
Marich Mark
9/16/2009
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PDE staff participated in a Virtual Summit organized by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Our report of the event follows:On September 15, the NFIB held a Virtual Summit featuring interesting debates on the impact of health care reform proposals and the state of...

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Digital Transformation via Economic Stimulus
Marich Mark
1/12/2009
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Invest $30 billion in America’s information technology (IT) infrastructure, and you may create as many as 949,000 jobs. That’s the bottom line number for a new economic stimulus package proposed last week by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). ITIF researchers argue that the...

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Dissertation Fellowships Available
Marich Mark
7/10/2009
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The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is now accepting proposals for the 2010 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program. The 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...

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Do Business Plans Matter?
Marich Mark
2/16/2009
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Given all the attention paid to business plans as precursor to business start-ups, you would think that there would be strong evidence that such plans lead to better business outcomes. Somewhat surprisingly, the linkages aren’t quite so clear.New research sponsored by the US Small Business...

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Dodd-Frank Signed Into Law
Marich Mark
8/2/2010
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Last week President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law. Concerns that the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will result in a flood of federal mandates detrimental to startups and small businesses were alleviated slightly by a handful of protections.

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