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Entrepreneurs Need R&R, too!
Ruhe Thom
8/5/2009
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As we move into August, and inch ever-closer to Labor Day – the unofficial end of summer – I’ve been thinking a lot about squeezing the most out of the last few weeks of the beautiful summertime weather.  July 4th is a fading memory,...

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The Entrepreneurial Paradox: Profit or Power?
Ruhe Thom
8/12/2009
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For many entrepreneurs, there’s some part of their personality – their drive, their adept deal-making ability, their stubbornness – that becomes a crucial component to the early success of their venture.  But all too often, the time comes when the tables are turned, and it’s...

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Entrepreneurship News Round-Up: Week of 8/3/2009
Ruhe Thom
8/3/2009
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The Springfield Business Journal Online adds their observations on why our nation's recent economic woes have led to a rise in entrepreneurship, especially among first-time entrepreneurs.

The Miami Herald details plans at two area colleges offering Certificate of Entrepreneurship programs for those looking to graduate with...

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Entrepreneurship News Round-Up: Week of 8/10/2009
Ruhe Thom
8/10/2009
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Alibaba.com has kicked-off a new marketing campaign that includes TV, print and online media and targets entrepreneurs. There’s a new version of its U.S. microsite and three video "mock-umentaries" to greet visitors to the site with entertaining stories of how entrepreneurs used Alibaba.com to find...

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Talking about BusinessWeek's "The Case for Optimism"
Ruhe Thom
8/27/2009
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Taking a look at the newsstand lately, it may seem as if the covers of major periodicals are not - pardon the pun - on the same page.  Only a week or two after Newsweek proclaimed "The Recession is Over," BusinessWeek has followed with "The...

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Just what exactly are we trying to stimulate?
Ruhe Thom
4/1/2009
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Question: What written document is so expensive that it comes out to about $4,800,849 per word?

Answer: With approximately 177,052 words and a price tag of around $850 billion dollars, it is the recently approved American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 – a.k.a....

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The Lost Word on the Economy
Ruhe Thom
4/23/2009
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While pundits, columnists, economists, and policy makers climb over mountains of financial data, looking for signs of recovery and politically convenient scapegoats upon which we can turn a distracting public focus of populist rage and class warfare, there is a quiet but steady vibration...

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Entrepreneurship News Round-Up: Week of 6/22/2009
Ruhe Thom
6/26/2009
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Tyler Cowen on the Marginal Revolution blog raises the question (again) "which would you rather have, the fiscal stimulus or $775 billion in public health programs? Even better, how about $300 billion in stimulus -- the immediate stuff like aid to state governments -- and...

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Entrepreneurship Is “Boom-ing”
Ruhe Thom
6/24/2009
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“Economists know that entrepreneurship will drive the economy back to health, but many people may be surprised to learn that the baby boom generation is behind the wheel, according to a new study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.”

As detailed in this recent...

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Downsize Me!
Ruhe Thom
6/12/2009
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When hearing stories of downsizing –  or “right-sizing” as is the popular euphemism of the day – one usually considers large manufacturing, construction firms or even big banks. These are the industries that have recently sustained large job losses due to the global economic collapse...

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