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Examining the Entrepreneurial Landscape in Indianapolis

While Silicon Valley gets the lions' share of the media attention when it comes to breeding grounds for promising startups, more data is coming to light on promising trends in new firm formation and growth from other parts of the U.S. One of those places is Indianapolis and a new paper from the Kauffman Foundation explores the the city's entrepreneurial landscape -- and some of the challenges it faces.

Women of Color in Entrepreneurship: New SBO Data and What it Means for the Economy

Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch explores new SBO data and the representation of women of color as business owners.

Entrepreneurship Seen as Strongest Aspect of US Economy

A new survey of Harvard Business School alumni pointed to entrepreneurship as the strongest element of the national economy -- and that it is still improving. Entrepreneurship was joined by capital markets, universities and innovation as significant strengths in the U.S.

Lessons from Programmatic Research – A 1 Million Cups Anthology

Kauffman researchers explore the attendance, connections, and importance of entrepreneurship organizations within an ecosystem, as well as the demographics and challenges of early-stage companies in the 1 Million Cups program.

4 Ways to Spur Native American Entrepreneurship

Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch examines ways to strengthen entrepreneurship in the Native American community.

Indexes: Challenges and Opportunities for Policymakers and Researchers

During the past 20 years, when seeking to understand a complex phenomenon such as entrepreneurship, indexes that synthesize multiple sets of indicators have become a popular tool for policymakers trying to make informed decisions. The work now begins for researchers in standardizing methodologies and policymakers in applying their conclusions.

Small Business Owners Want Training, Simplified Regulatory Compliance from Government

Is your state considered ‘friendly’ to small business? Entrepreneurs in Texas, Utah and New Hampshire gave high marks to their states – while California, Illinois and Rhode Island scored lowest.

Montana’s Entrepreneurial Zeal

According to the 2015 Kauffman Index, Montana ranks as the state with the highest level of startup activity—the third straight year it has topped the rankings. However, how sustainable is its recent entrepreneurial success?

Startup Capital and the Native American Entrepreneur

Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch highlights the financing challenge among many Native American entrepreneurs in the third part of her four part series.

Deconstructing Job Creation from Startups

Last month, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released a thoughtful new working paper, "Cross-country evidence on start-up dynamics", that showed patterns across countries that are similar to those found for the United States. The report offers important insights for researchers and policy makers fine-tuning how to measure the dynamics of new firm formation.