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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.

Research-based Sessions for SXSW Interactive 2016

Kauffman researchers Alex Krause and Colin Tomkins-Bergh aim to bring their findings on entrepreneurship behavior, demographics, and trends to SXSW 2016.

5 Sets of Challenges Native American Entrepreneurs Face

Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch explores the challenges facing Native American entrepreneurs in the second part of her four part series.

How Policy Can Support Network Development

A new policy brief from the OECD outlines how policymakers can help fuel the growth of networks to help entrepreneurs — particularly those among under-represented groups such as women and youth — start and scale new firms.

Entrepreneurs Called to Ignite Economic Growth for Africa and Beyond

Since 2010, when President Barack Obama presided over the first Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Washington, D.C., it has expanded to a global event, subsequently hosted by the governments of Muslim majority nations, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and Morocco.

Opportunity Awaits: Native Americans and Entrepreneurship

Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch shares the first of a four part series on Native American entrepreneurship.