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Update on SBIR Reauthorization
Marich Mark
7/16/2009
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Late on Monday (07/13/2009), the Senate passed S. 1233 via unanimous consent. This bill would reauthorize the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs through 2023 and change the eligibility criterion for VC-backed firms. This bill would let the National...

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A Seemingly Simple Concept: Cost Matters
Marich Mark
7/20/2009
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Until late 2008, Tom Sullivan served as the Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the Small Business Administration. While he is now back in the private sector, he is still championing the cause of entrepreneurs and small business owners everywhere.  In a recent blog post...

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Economy Will Revive with Help from Entrepreneurs
Marich Mark
7/20/2009
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Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy recently released its annual report The Small Business Economy. In an accompanying letter to the President, the report affirms that “the economy will revive, with help from America’s entrepreneurs.”┬áThis new edition documents the effects of the 2008 recession on...

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Recognizing Outstanding Scientific Entrepreneurs
Marich Mark
7/20/2009
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The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the National Postdoctoral Association announced today that nominations have opened for the Outstanding Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Award, which recognizes a researcher who has successfully brought his or her discovery to market. The winner of the award, which includes a $10,000...

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TARP Funds for Small Businesses?
Marich Mark
7/20/2009
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The Obama Administration revealed last week that an initiative to redirect some of the $700 billion TARP funds away from banks and towards helping small businesses is on the table. Although no amounts have been specified, this new initiative would represent a significant shift...

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The Research & Experimentation Tax Credit
Marich Mark
7/20/2009
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Last week, the House Committee on Small Business held a hearing on "Helping Small Business Innovators through the Research and Experimentation Tax Credit." Led by the Subcommittee on Contracting and Technology, members listened to the experience of technology entrepreneurs in utilizing this tool, commonly known...

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The Week Ahead in Entrepreneurship Policy
Marich Mark
8/10/2009
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The Senate will begin recess this week.  When Congressional activities resume on Sep 8, 2009, we will continue to keep you informed about relevant hearings. Wednesday, August 12Senate Small Business Committee - Portsmouth Hearing “Small Business Survival, Weathering the Economy, Creating Jobs, and What the...

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Credit Card Debt Threatens Startup Survival
Marich Mark
8/12/2009
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According to a new study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, while credit card debt often fills startup firms' equity gap, it reduces the likelihood that a new business will survive its first three years of operation.Credit card debt provides needed short-term funding, but it...

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Silver-lining Views among the Laid-Offs
Marich Mark
8/12/2009
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A new SnagAJob.com survey, suggest that some laid-off workers feel encouraged.  For an analysis of this survey, check out this article highlighting the companies started by laid-off people during this recession.Other studies and data have already made the case for entrepreneurship during recessions. We now...

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Small Business Costs and Employment Across Countries
Marich Mark
8/13/2009
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A newly released paper by John Schmitt and Nathan Lane from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) argues that, contrary to popular perceptions, the United States has a much smaller small-business sector (as a share of total employment) than other industrialized countries. The authors...

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