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The latest Kauffman Firm Survey is out and paints a gloomy picture of 2009 as it related to new firms – tighter restrictions on capital, slow sales, and increasing problems with customer payments.
A new report from the Kauffman Foundation reveals that the pace of recovery in hiring and job creation since 2008 is stronger in newer firms – those two years old or younger – than in more established companies. Job Creation, Worker Churning, and Wages at Young Businesses is the seventh report in a series using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Business Dynamic Statistics.
Young firms and their ability to raise capital will be the focus of a discussion in Washington next week at the Brookings Institution.
The Center for International Private Enterprise invites young people to share their ideas on how to create opportunities for youth to strengthen democracy and the private sector in their own countries.
One of the essay categories is “Entrepreneurship and society.”
The concept of social entrepreneurship is...
The spirit of entrepreneurship was alive and well at last week’s Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship. The White House took a political risk in hosting a summit on “global” entrepreneurship in a climate when so many Americans, anxious about their local economy, are easily blinded to...
Digital health startups should wait to write a business plan until they've explored all of the possible business models and tested out a prototype business model, according to one expert.
The World Economic Forum has issued a call to action—to globally catalyze entrepreneurship through education--in a new report “Educating the Next Wave of Entrepreneurs.” The report analyzes entrepreneurship education practices around the world, focusing on everything from youth, to higher education and social inclusion. This...
When I say the phrase “workforce development” chances are a certain image is conjured in your mind. Maybe you think of tradesmen positions, like carpenters, electricians, plumbers and masons. Maybe you think vocational training programs offered by community colleges. Regardless of what your mind has been trained to conclude based on that phrase, workforce development has never been more important than it is today. But it’s not enough—on its own or simply as it is.
Last week, we highlighted an effort to promote entrepreneurship among women. According to new research from the Kauffman Foundation, women owned 6.5 million privately-held firms that generated $940 billion in sales and employed 7.1 million people in 2002. And they also underperformed relative to male-owned firms...
Women who are capable of starting growth companies that serve global markets may be the nation’s secret weapon for achieving sustained economic growth.
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