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New Kauffman Foundation Grant Program Aims to Remove Barriers Diverse Entrepreneurs Face

To address a variety of demographic, socioeconomic and geographic barriers standing in the way of entrepreneurs, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today announced a Request for Proposals for its newly launched Inclusion Open grant program.

Kauffman Sketchbook - "The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship"

Arnobio Morelix, senior research analyst at the Kauffman Foundation, discusses the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship.

Kauffman Sketchbook - "Zero Barriers to Startup"

Victor Hwang, Kauffman Foundation vice president of Entrepreneurship, notes the contributions entrepreneurs make to their communities and invites people to join the Zero Barriers to Startup movement, which is based on the belief that regardless of race, gender or where they live, individuals have a fundamental right to start a business without confusion and artificial barriers.

Zero Barriers at State of Entrepreneurship 2017

At the recent 2017 Annual State of Entrepreneurship Address, the Kauffman Foundation issued a challenge, to policymakers, entrepreneurs and their supporters alike, to join the Zero Barriers movement to help clear the path for the makers, the doers, the dreamers. The post-Recession rebound is not reversing a long-term decline in startups; we are calling on everyone who fights for entrepreneurs to join us in breaking down barriers to rev up the startup rate. See what happens when more than 150 policymakers, entrepreneurs and thought leaders work together to solve challenges facing startups today.

2017 State of Entrepreneurship Address

The 8th annual State of Entrepreneurship Address discussed the resurgence of entrepreneurship in the United States, but also that three megatrends must be taken into account to reverse the longer term decline of startups.

Including People of Color in the Promise of Entrepreneurship

Continued disparity in entrepreneurship among people of color requires understanding of the unique challenges they face and for private and public sectors to broaden entrepreneurial opportunity.

Kauffman Compilation: Research on Race and Entrepreneurship

This compilationhighlights a range of Kauffman resources that discuss entrepreneurs of color, the particular challenges facing these demographics, and the practical and policy ideas to address them.

Main Street Entrepreneurship Activity Ramps Up Nationwide and in Most States and Metros, Annual Kauffman Index Reports

The nation as a whole and most states and metros are experiencing higher rates of small business activity, according to the 2016 Kauffman Index of Main Street Entrepreneurship.

How Business Owners Get Their Companies: A Look at Founders, Purchasers, and Heirs

When looking at how entrepreneurs obtained their business, the Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs shows the differences between entrepreneurs of different genders and races in how they came to own their companies.

Startup Financing Trends by Race: How Access to Capital Impacts Profitability

This briefing explores startup financing trends and how access and cost of capital impact profitability.