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Look Who's Supporting Startup Act 2.0
Thom Ruhe
6/26/2012
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In his ever-watchful eye on the latest policy news affecting entrepreneurship, Mark Marich has rounded up the latest Startup Act 2.0 endorsements. Of those supporters is tech giant Google.

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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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Mr. President, A Little More 'E' Please
Thom Ruhe
1/29/2014
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Tuning in for the state of the union (SOTU) address is somewhat of an annual ritual for me. For the past two decades, spanning several presidencies from both parties, I torture myself straining to hear that one word, however challenging it is to say (and spell)--entrepreneur. So I was encouraged when President Obama dropped the "E" bomb early in his 2014 SOTU address, made even more special by the fact that he referenced a woman entrepreneur. And I wasn't alone in my enthusiasm as the twittersphere erupted likewise.

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My Entrepreneurial Utopia
Thom Ruhe
7/3/2013
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I was in my element last weekend at the Kansas City Maker Faire. This "Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth” celebrates the things people create and the people who create them.

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National Entrepreneur Day Message from the Commerce Department
Ruhe Thom
11/19/2010
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Throughout our history, the unparalleled freedoms that we enjoy as Americans have fueled an entrepreneurial culture that has made us the global leader in introducing new technologies and new ideas into the marketplace.

With President Obama’s proclamation setting November 14 through November 20, 2010, as National Entrepreneurship Week, today we celebrate National Entrepreneurs' Day to honor our nation’s entrepreneurs and their role as catalysts for creating new industries, businesses and jobs.

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Necessity is the Mother of Invention and Father of Entrepreneurship
Ruhe Thom
5/10/2011
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I recently attended the 39th Annual Induction Ceremony for the National Inventors Hall of Fame. As it has been in years past, it was awe-inspiring and of significant historical interest.

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New Decade New Hope
Ruhe Thom
2/7/2010
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Now that I have stopped writing 2009 on checks and other documents, I feel ready to reflect on the New Year, and new decade. Mercifully, the passing of last year capped a decade marked by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, intelligence failings that led to an...

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New ID8 Nation Channel Features Vibrant Entrepreneurial Communities in US Cities
Thom Ruhe
4/18/2013
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Cities across the United States are looking for lessons on how to build entrepreneurial communities to help fuel their economies. ID8 Nation, a multimedia channel launching today on the Kauffman Foundation website, entrepreneurship.org, explores cities' entrepreneurial ecosystems to provide insights on what grows in them and why. The first city profiled is Pittsburgh.

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New Voices and New Ideas
Ruhe Thom
2/16/2010
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This week I am happy to introduce a new voice that will be contributing posts for e360; Gary Schoeniger, founder of the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative. Gary has been a long-time advocate for entrepreneurs and educator of the youth in his community, that demonstrate an interest...

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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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