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Hot New Student-Based Innovations
Marich Mark
1/10/2009
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The latest issue of The New York Times’ Education Life supplement contains an interesting look at the growth of entrepreneurship education on college campuses. As part of this article, Education Life also lists “23 Bright Ideas,” i.e., interesting inventions and innovations developed by current college...

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NIST Needs You!
Marich Mark
1/10/2009
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and its Technology Innovation Program (TIP) are looking for some good ideas. They have recently announced a call for White Papers from all interested parties who have thoughts and suggestions for “critical national needs” that could be...

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Paying Taxes
Marich Mark
1/2/2009
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What regions of the world are the most business-friendly when it comes to corporate taxation policies? A new PricewaterhouseCoopers study, Paying Taxes 2009, benchmarks how 181 countries stack up on three key tax policy-related metrics: 1) The total tax rate, 2) The time taken to comply...

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Startups Critical for Job Creation in U.S.
Marich Mark
1/19/2009
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In the midst of record unemployment, a new Kauffman Foundation-funded U.S. Census Bureau study suggests that the answer to economic recovery lies within startup companies. The Business Dynamic Statistics (BDS) indicate that without job creation from new firms, the U.S. net employment growth rate is...

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The Outlook for Federal Contracting
Marich Mark
1/26/2009
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If you want to succeed in getting Federal government business in 2009, you better embrace innovation. That’s a primary take-away from Washington Technology’s 2009 outlook for Federal government contracting. The massive economic stimulus package will dominate the contracting world in early 2009, but companies cannot...

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The State of American Business
Marich Mark
1/16/2009
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The US Chamber of Commerce has taken a look at “The State of American Business,” and they don’t like what they see. In a new report, the Chamber notes that tough times will likely persist far into 2009. Thus, major government investments are needed to...

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VC Fundraising in 2008: It Could Have Been Worse
Marich Mark
1/26/2009
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The final figures for venture capital investing in 2008 have been released, and the news is not good, but it could have been much worse. Faced with a major economic crisis and moribund market for exits, venture capitalists and their investors may be starting to...

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A New Look at American Competitiveness
Marich Mark
2/23/2009
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At a time of historic economic downturns, many American observers may console themselves that the American economy, despite its many challenges, still remains a global leader in entrepreneurship and innovation. After all, prestigious analysis like the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report continue to rank...

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Are Green Jobs Good?
Marich Mark
2/9/2009
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In the clamor for 'green jobs,' many advocates are avoiding the tough questions about whether green jobs are “good” jobs.  If so-called green collar workers are paid minimum wage, the real benefits of a green economy may be limited. A new study from Good Jobs...

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Calling All Women Entrepreneurs
Marich Mark
2/2/2009
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Make Mine a Million, a non-profit focused on helping women entrepreneurs build high profile businesses, has recently announced a new initiative, The M3 Race. The Race is a year-long business growth marathon where women entrepreneurs sign up to meet certain business goals, such as generating...

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