Entrepreneurship Policy

Policy principles and protocols can help pave the way for entrepreneurs to move forward or hamper their ability to establish their business, grow and prosper.

Building Ecosystems Starts With Creating More Connections

05/04/15 Whether you use dated expressions like “it isn’t what you know but who you know” or you are deep into “networking theory,” we all know the importance of having communities to turn to for advice or validation.

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Introducing the PATENT Act

05/04/15 The Senate Judiciary Committee is taking a look this week at the recently introduced Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act (S. 1137). The bill was introduced last week and the initial response has been cautious optimism – but not without its detractors.

Finding the Right Equilibrium for Effective Non-Compete Agreements

05/01/15 Kauffman Researcher Chris Jackson delves into how non-compete agreements are a drag on labor mobility and what policymakers can do about it.

Fluidity: How Mobility Enables Entrepreneurial Impact

04/27/15 A great city is “a collection of opportunities of all kinds,” said Jane Jacobs, the author of the seminal The Death and Life of Great American Cities. In an entrepreneurial city, it is the fluidity with which these opportunities and choices can be used that helps drive entrepreneurial vibrancy.

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Stimulating Startup Capital, Easing Regulatory Burdens

04/27/15 The House Committee on Financial Services will examine a number of “legislative proposals to enhance capital formation and reduce regulatory burdens” at a hearing at the House Visitors’ Center on Wednesday.

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Cracking Down on Cyber Attacks

04/20/15 More than half of the U.S. feels that their taxes are too high and with Tax Day falling on Wednesday this week, several congressional committees are picking up the discussion of tax reform.

White House Task Force Releases Recommendations on Immigration

04/20/15 A White House task force on immigration released an “initial strategic plan” last week to help strengthen existing pathways to naturalization and promote entrepreneurial growth.

A Very Taxing Process

04/17/15 Kauffman researcher Chris Jackson explains why the conversation about taxes doesn't have to be only be about how high or low they should be. Reducing the complexity of taxes and how burdensome they are can open up more resources that entrepreneurs can use to accelerate their business.

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Tax Day Means Talk of Reform

04/13/15 More than half of the U.S. feels that their taxes are too high and with Tax Day falling on Wednesday this week, several congressional committees are picking up the discussion of tax reform.

States Pursue Angel Tax Credits

04/13/15 More than half of U.S. states offer tax credits for early stage investors. Of course, the programs vary widely from state to state — some are successful and expanding, others are stagnant and expiring and still others that are desperately trying to introduce legislation to create them.