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Women Entrepreneurs: Our Nation's Untapped Economic Potential
Ruhe Thom
9/30/2011
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Last week, the Kauffman Foundation released "Overcoming the Gender Gap: Women Entrepreneurs as Economic Drivers." This white paper looks at the potential of women entrepreneurs to grow our economy.

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The Importance of Intangibles
Ruhe Thom
9/26/2011
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Last spring, Athena Alliance, along with support from the Kauffman Foundation OECD, The Conference Board, and US National Academies, put together an inspiring conference on the role of intangible assets— information, workforce skills and know-how, effective management and marketing, business models, relations with suppliers and customers, software and databases, and intellectual property— in job creation and economic growth.

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Startup America Focuses on Midwest Manufacturing
Ruhe Thom
3/3/2011
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The White House’s Startup America initiative shines a welcome light on the innovative, next-generation Midwest manufactures that are redefining manufacturing.

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Introducing the Bipartisan Startup Act
Ruhe Thom
12/9/2011
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U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) and Mark Warner (D-Virginia) introduced bipartisan legislation yesterday to jumpstart the economy by creating and growing new companies—and they backed it up with Kauffman data.

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New in the Sketchbook Series: Money Game
Ruhe Thom
12/2/2011
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Thinking about starting a business? Think you need a lot of money or that you need to know venture capitalists to fund your dream? Think again.

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Making a List
Ruhe Thom
12/15/2011
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As the year winds down, thoughts naturally reflect on the year's accomplishments, challenges, regrets and hopes that we carry into the new year. As an entrepreneur, I have found it an excellent time to take stock and make an inventory of the resources and assets that I have come to rely upon and expect to continue to value in the future. With that in mind, I wanted to share my year-end inventory of programs, resources, and organizations that are serving the interests of entrepreneurs.

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A Captivating Slideshow for Entrepreneurs
Ruhe Thom
10/9/2011
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This captivating and motivating slideshow captures the every individual's "Dear Future Entrepreneur" message.

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iStart Launches New Profiles Features
Ruhe Thom
8/15/2011
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iStart, the leading online community for business competitions, has added some valuable functionality that makes it even easier for aspiring entrepreneurs to tell the story of their great idea.

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Ice House Entrepreneurs: Battling Hardship with Entrepreneurship
Ruhe Thom
8/26/2011
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While policymakers scramble to make sense of the market volatility and rationalize our credit downgrade, many Americans have been left to fend for themselves. The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program, a two-part learning project is designed to remind us of the fundamental concepts of an entrepreneurial mindset and the opportunities it can provide.

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What's Your Excuse?
Ruhe Thom
8/17/2011
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We recently hosted the inaugural class for the Ice House Entrepreneurship Education Program. The program coincidentally started just as the debt ceiling debacle was playing out in Washington. There was a shared moment of awareness that maybe those we feel should be making the economic ecosystem a better place for entrepreneurs were in fact incapable of doing so, and even doing things that were self-destructive; a reality driven home by the subsequent credit downgrade by S&P.

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