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The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation launched a partnership with The Huffington Post's "Small Business America" entrepreneurship blog today by posting the first of what will be regular columns written by the Foundation's economic and entrepreneurship experts.
Last night I had the privilege of watching the first ever Get in the Ring Competition in the United States. Though this competition is in its sixth year, this was the first year that the United States had participated. The process began in August with groups of judges sorting through about 300 applications from startups all across the country. After several rounds of judging, the final eight startups were invited to Kansas City to participate in the U.S. version of Get in the Ring, the American Startup Clash.
In the classic sense, Whole Foods isn’t a traditional company, nor a conventional one. But maybe that’s why it’s so successful, CEO John Mackey says.
Can you guess where the follow startups were founded-- GameStop, Woot, Words with Friends, SOFTLAYER? Probably Silicon Valley, right? No. How about Boston? Wrong again. I'll give you a hint: it's the fourth largest media market in the country, home to 18 Fortune 500 companies and boasts two major airports, serving as headquarters for two major airlines. Sounds like a pretty good place to start a company, right? Dallas, and the surrounding area called the "Metroplex", sure thinks so and it wants you to start thinking so as well. On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the emerging startup scene in Dallas. I was pleasantly surprised with what I found here.
Judicial activism, Roe Vs. Wade, civil rights, constitutional interpretation – these are all topics that Judge Sonia Sotomayor has been grilled on in determining her fitness to sit on our nation’s highest court. Pretty much since the nomination of Judge Robert Bork, the confirmation...
The term entrepreneur has what I like to refer to as positive brand confusion. Whereas the opinions range in scale from the billion dollar company to the life style enterprise, most people nevertheless have a positive connotation of what an entrepreneur is. This post shows that an entrepreneurial mindset can exist almost anywhere people are paying attention to problems while working towards solutions.
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,...
Unless you completely unplugged over the holidays, you know that if Democratic and Republican lawmakers could not bridge their differences on how best to reduce the nation's budget deficit and debt, the Budget Control Act of 2011 mandated a combination of spending cuts and tax increases to take effect January 1, 2013. While Washington kicked the can down the road on budget cuts, the cliff was avoided – but what does the deal mean for American entrepreneurs?
Still a bit wrankled by Malcolm Gladwell’s recent article, “The Sure Thing,” in which he (mis)characterized entrepreneurs as “predators.” I began to search for a more accurate metaphor; one that might be negatively construed, yet more accurately describes the behavior and attitudes of successful entrepreneurs....
For an entrepreneur, selling a small business can be a stressful time. Here's what to expect, including disapproval from others and seller's remorse.
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