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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 on AmericaSpeakOn.org, Sullivan reflects on the President’s recess appointment of his successor:
On September 21, 2010, the Small Business Administrations’ Office of Advocacy will be hosting a symposium on Regulatory Flexibility for Small Business. The event will highlight the 30 years of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) and will examine the role that the RFA plays in ensuring policy decisions that create a healthy environment for small business growth and development.
Startup Weekend is an organization whose mission is to be among the most valuable and influential organizations in startup ecosystems around the world through community building, innovation and education. During August 27-29, 2010 at San Francisco’s Pier 38, it will focus on entrepreneurship in education through “Startup Weekend-Education”. The event will feature a select group of entrepreneurs, developers, marketers and designers from the Bay Area and beyond who will ...
Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy of Innovation America and its founder, Rich Bendis. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week: China Launches One-Stop Shop for IP (from People's Daily Online) Startups on a Shoestring...
There are no hearings scheduled for this week as the House and Senate are in recess for their Summer Work Periods. Both are scheduled to reconvene on September 13, 2010.
Eliminated by the previous administration, the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) will soon reemerge. The U.S. Department of Energy announced recently plans to reestablished SEAB under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Serving as an independent advisory committee to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, the twelve-member board is comprised of scientists, business executives, academics and former government officials.
Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy of Innovation America and its founder, Rich Bendis. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week: Senator Shaheen Proposes New Federal Grants to Support Sci-tech Programs (from Boston.com) Ohio Fund Supports...
Cities and states focused on attracting big box stores and corporate behemoths like Dell Computers are going about it all wrong. If they want to promote sustainable economic growth, they need to bet on age instead of size -- putting their energies into cultivating an environment conducive to new, entrepreneurial startups.
A new Kauffman Foundation study shows that startups are resilient in job creation and durability. Previous research had confirmed that and again that startups are responsible for net new job growth in the U.S. economy. This new study, After Inception: How Enduring is Job Creation by Startups? , reveals another reason to be optimistic...
Conventional wisdom says that entrepreneurs are financial risk-takers, but a new Kauffman Foundation research report, Business Owners, Financial Risk, and Wealth, suggests business owners...
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