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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy (Jan. 03)
Marich Mark
1/3/2011
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Congress is back in session on Wednesday, January 5, with a new Republican majority in the House of Representatives.

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Small Business Owners Stubbornly Cautious
Marich Mark
1/18/2011
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One index that PDE has tracked over the years is the Small Business Optimism Index put out by the National Federation of Independent Business. For the last few years, there hasn't been much reason for celebration -- and that trend continues with the latest Index showing a further dip of 0.6 points in December.

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Kauffman Labs Tabs 25 Aspiring Founders in Education Market
Marich Mark
1/24/2011
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Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation announced the selection of its inaugural class of the Education Ventures Program, which will immerse 25 aspiring entrepreneurs in an intensive, hands-on program designed to catalyze the creation of high-growth companies in the education sector. The selected entrepreneurs will go through four months of comprehensive, individualized training and education in preparing to bring their ideas to market, including how to: validate their market; perform effective customer development; understand funding options; build a team; develop sales and presentation skills; and, plan for scale.

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New Businesses, Not Small Businesses
Marich Mark
1/3/2011
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According to a new paper by Ying Lowrey, an economist with the Small Business Administration, new businesses—not small businesses—are the most critical driver of new jobs. Using data from the Kauffman Firm Survey and other sources, Lowrey estimates that on average, each new startup is responsible for 5.6 jobs created and that:

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Tax Credits Encourage Angel Investment
Marich Mark
1/3/2011
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A recent story from the Angel Capital Education Foundation shows that more than twenty states currently have tax credits for early stage investment—ranging from 10 to more than 50 percent. As venture capital dollars continue to be elusive, groups of angel investors have stepped forward to begin pooling resources and working to make their states more attractive to startups and to other angels.

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A Look Back at Innovation Daily (Apr. 12 -18)
Marich Mark
4/18/2011
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Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week: Recalibrating the Innovation Metrics System (Innovation Management)...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy 041811
Marich Mark
4/18/2011
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Two quiet weeks lie ahead on Capitol Hill as members of Congress are mostly back in their states / districts for Spring Recess from April 18 – 29.

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy Apr. 4
Marich Mark
4/4/2011
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SBA programs get an examination during a Senate hearing, while several hearings are on tap on the House side, including the second in a series for the House Committee on Small Business regarding reauthorization of SBIR and STTR.

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Young Firms Struggling in a Post-Recession Economy
Marich Mark
4/18/2011
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The latest Kauffman Firm Survey is out and paints a gloomy picture of 2009 as it related to new firms – tighter restrictions on capital, slow sales, and increasing problems with customer payments.

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A Look Back at Innovation Daily (Mar. 28 - Apr. 4)
Marich Mark
4/4/2011
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Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week: The Changing Picture of Entrepreneurship (Bloomberg Business Week)...

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