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Small Businesses Important Players in the Economic Future
Marich Mark
10/30/2009
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The SBA Office of Advocacy’s new Small Business Profile for the United States highlights that small businesses are important players in U.S. business and job growth.The profile includes details about small business employment, business starts and closings, bank lending in 2008, the demographics of business...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Marich Mark
11/2/2009
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - Hearing"Hearings to examine increasing health costs facing small businesses."02:30 pmDirksen Senate Office Building, Rooom 430 [more info] Wednesday, November 4, 2009House Small Business Committee - Hearing"Small Businesses and the Estate Tax: Identifying Reforms...

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China Aims to Bolster High-tech Sector with VC funds
Marich Mark
11/3/2009
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In an effort to support the country's growing high-tech sector, China's economic planning agency, the National Development and Reform Commission, announced the launch of venture capital funds totaling 9 billion yuan (equivalent to USD $1.32 billion). The funds are jointly backed by the state (1...

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Federal Grants for Youth Entrepreneurship
Marich Mark
11/3/2009
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On Oct. 29, the U.S. State Department's Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (NEA/PI) announced on grants.gov that it expects to award a maximum of two discretionary cooperative agreements for projects that will encourage youth entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa.This funding...

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Innovation in Recessionary Times
Marich Mark
11/3/2009
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It appears that the recession has forced the corporate sector to improve its approach to innovation. Booz & Company’s annual study of corporate R&D spending revealed that most companies have continued with their innovation programs despite the economic downturn, and that many are even increasing...

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Homepreneurs' Impact on the Economy
Marich Mark
11/4/2009
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A new analysis by Emergent Research, Homepreneurs: A Vital Economic Force, argues that home-based businesses are not only operating successfully, but also making contributions to employment and the economy. The researchers analyzed data from U.S. Census and the Small Business Success Index, along with Small...

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Census Data Analysis Shows New and Young Firms Drive Job Creation
Marich Mark
11/5/2009
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Today, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation released the study Where will the Jobs come from? which shows that companies less than five years old created nearly two-thirds of net new jobs in 2007. These firms create more net new jobs than their older counterparts, as...

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Global Entrepreneurship Week... Coming Soon to a Venue Near You
Marich Mark
11/9/2009
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What do Snoop Dogg, Prince Charles & Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have in common? They are just a few of the VIPs and world leaders involved in Global Entrepreneurship Week, an initiative taking 87 countries by storm next week. Some of the...

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New Perspectives on R&D and Innovation
Marich Mark
11/10/2009
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On October 22, the European Investment Bank (EIB) held a “Conference in Economics and Finance 2009”, which brought together academics, policy makers and companies to discuss R&D and innovation-related policy issues. Among the topics discussed were the size and productivity effects of investment in R&D...

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Sarbanes-Oxley Exemption for Small Businesses
Marich Mark
11/10/2009
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On Wednesday November 4th, the House Financial Services Committee approved legislation that would permanently exempt some small businesses from having to comply with provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The amendment would exempt companies with a market cap of less than $75 million from having to...

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