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Does Racial Wealth Disparity Hinder Entrepreneurship?

Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch explores the connection between race, wealth disparity, and entrepreneurship rates.

Small Business Activity on the Rise in Majority of U.S. States, According to New Kauffman Foundation Research

Small business activity is on the rise in 49 of the 50 U.S. states and 38 of the top 40 largest metropolitan areas this year, according to two new reports from the Kauffman Foundation.

Incentives for Silver Startups

Are older entrepreneurs, sometimes dubbed third age entrepreneurs, encore entrepreneurs or seniorpreneurs more likely to start businesses than recent college graduates?

Small Businesses in the U.S. on the Rise, Reversing Six-Year Downward Trend

Reversing a six-year downward trend, activity in established small businesses increased last year, according to the 2015 Kauffman Index: Main Street Entrepreneurship report that tracks small business activity and ownership in the United States.

A Snapshot of the Emerging Entrepreneur

Learn 10 attributes that surfaced from 35 interviews with EY emerging entrepreneurs — companies that are five years or younger with demonstrated rapid growth, who represent a diverse set of sectors.

Innovating the Innovation Community: Strategies to Include Women Entrepreneurs

New research paper examines emerging practices to include a diverse set of entrepreneurs (e.g. women and minorities) by entrepreneurship support organizations in St. Louis, and at the same time, identified more demands from entrepreneurs for this purpose.

What are American Cities Doing to Help Startups Grow?

As federal governments around the world increasingly explore how national policy can help the country’s economy, it is important that we not lose sight of local efforts that have the potential to be replicated on a larger scale. With four of the top five startup ecosystems in the world, according to the Compass 2015 Startup Ecosystem Report, U.S. cities are still at the forefront of experimenting with new policies and programs.

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.