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A Reflection on the Jobs Summit
Marich Mark
12/11/2009
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Bailout Funds for Small Businesses
Marich Mark
12/14/2009
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In a speech at the Brookings Institution last Tuesday, President Obama proposed creating incentives for small businesses to hire more workers as part of recent efforts to boost job creation. "There is only so much government can do," Obama said. "Job creation will ultimately depend...

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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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Innovation and Entrepreneurship: What Drives Them
Marich Mark
12/14/2009
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Robert Litan, Vice President for Research at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and a Senior Fellow of Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution explains why entrepreneurship is so important and how it can be promoted in an article for Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) titled...

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Legislation to Develop Science Parks Advances
Marich Mark
12/21/2009
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Last week, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee unanimously passed the Building a Stronger America Act which promises to spur innovation and economicdevelopment through the development of science parks.  The Act allows the Secretary of Commerce to guarantee up to 80 percent of loans...

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Pessimism Over Economy Continues
Marich Mark
12/11/2009
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Last week, we reported on the results from DISCOVER Small Business Watch survey which indicated small business confidence in the economy is still weak.  The National Federation of Independent Businesses’ (NFIB) latest Small Business Optimism Index shows similar results. The Index decreased 0.8 points from...

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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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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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Ten Breakthrough Ideas for 2010
Marich Mark
12/19/2009
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Creating an open, competitive licensingsystem for university innovators (scroll to the bottom of the page for the headline, then click on to the next page for the description) is one of HarvardBusiness Review’s “Ten Breakthrough Ideas for 2010.” This solution -- A Faster Path from...

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