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World Economic Forum Calls for Entrepreneurship Education
Marich Mark
4/27/2009
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The World Economic Forum has issued a call to action—to globally catalyze entrepreneurship through education--in a new report “Educating the Next Wave of Entrepreneurs.” The report analyzes entrepreneurship education practices around the world, focusing on everything from youth, to higher education and social inclusion. This...

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Women-Owned Firms Underperforming
Marich Mark
2/9/2009
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Last week, we highlighted an effort to promote entrepreneurship among women. According to new research from the Kauffman Foundation, women owned 6.5 million privately-held firms that generated $940 billion in sales and employed 7.1 million people in 2002. And they also underperformed relative to male-owned firms...

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Women Hold Key to Economic Growth
Marich Mark
10/3/2011
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Women who are capable of starting growth companies that serve global markets may be the nation’s secret weapon for achieving sustained economic growth.

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Winners of EDAs i6 Challenge Visit Capitol Hill
Marich Mark
1/23/2012
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The last we heard from the i6 Challenge, the Economic Development Administration was looking for comments on the "X Prize-style" competition designed to help additional cities develop economic blueprints for the future. Last week, four of the six winners of the competition were featured at a hearing on Capitol Hill to provide members of Congress with a look at how federal funds are impacting regional economic growth.

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Will We See a Revolution in Energy Technology?
Marich Mark
4/22/2009
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Today the world celebrates Earth Day. This year, advocates of policies to contain climate change probably see hope in the increased federal funding for energy R&D coming from the stimulus bill and this year’s budget.  Charles Weiss (Georgetown University) and William B. Bonvillian (MIT) remind us...

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Why New Growth Companies Aren’t Going Public
Marich Mark
11/8/2010
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New Report Outlines Causes of Market Distortions Choking Recovery and Preventing New Growth Companies from Going Public

Derivatives known as "ETFs" are the true culprits in artificially setting stock prices and posing threats to market stability

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Why Global Entrepreneurship Week Matters
Marich Mark
11/23/2009
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(photo courtesy of Pieter Glerum) Days before Global Entrepreneurship Week kicked off, a piece in BusinessWeek by two of the initiative's proponents made the case for why it pays to encourage entrepreneurship among young people around the globe. Written by PDE's Jonathan Ortmans and...

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Why Don't Entrepreneurs Run For Office?
Cushman Cameron
5/24/2010
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In doing research for my most recent posts, I was reminded how few of our representatives come from entrepreneurial roots. In fact, almost 80 percent of the current United States Senate has been supported by the government (taxpayers) for their entire working lives. Lawyers make up 59 percent...

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Who's Starting Up While the Government Shuts Down?
Mark Marich
10/7/2013
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Look around and you will find a number of articles on the effects of the political stalemate / government shutdown on entrepreneurs. For “small businesses”, the effects are quite clear, mostly relating to government contracts (more than half the federal spending would go through federal contracts before the shutdown) and Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. In addition, with 62% of the SBA’s staff furloughed, all counseling is on hold until the government is back up and running. The suspension of these contracts, loans and services represents an immediate “brake” on the economy.

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Who Do You Trust? Government or Entrepreneurs?
Marich Mark
3/23/2009
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Who will lead us out of this recession? The answer seems fairly clear for a majority of the American public. A new survey by the Kauffman Foundation shows a strong public sentiment that government should be doing more to encourage entrepreneurship. Nearly 3-to-1 (63 percent...

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