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.

Kauffman's Trending Topics in 2014: Entrepreneurship Education, Startup Ecosystems, K-12 Teacher Development and Baseball

12/16/14 2014 has been another year of prolific online content distribution for the Kauffman Foundation, which annually assesses what topics net the most attention as one way to gauge priorities among its entrepreneurship and youth education audiences.

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Government Funding Bill Passes

12/15/14 Over the weekend, the U.S. Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill to temporarily fund the federal government--without taking action against President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration. The move comes just ahead of the formal conclusion of the 113th Congress. Members of the House left Washington late last week after passing the funding bill and the Senate is expected to wrap things up later today. The 114th Congress is scheduled to convene on January 6, 2015.

Mapping Our Future

At the Kauffman Foundation, we know that if our work is to make any difference, we must start by looking within.

Entrepreneurship Starts at Home: How Research Can Inform Policy

Kauffman research is increasingly pointing to the importance of location to entrepreneurship.

Evaluating the Effectiveness of State Tax Incentives

State leaders need better information to avoid unexpected budget challenges, identify programs that are effective, and modify or end programs that do not achieve their intended purpose.

It’s a Wrap: 2014 Sees Rapid Growth in Demand for Better Research and Policy

12/15/14 The past year brought us a number of developments on the entrepreneurship front including a new collection of research and reports, like the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity.

Occupational Licensing: Another Hurdle for Prospective Entrepreneurs

12/08/14 Licensing limits the supply of practitioners in certain fields, thereby shifting the power from consumers to suppliers.

Licensing in the Information Age

12/08/14 Kauffman Research Analyst Jordan Bell-Masterson explores how licensing is of decreasing importance in the age of Yelp!

Occupational Licensing: A Barrier to Entrepreneurship

In certain fields and professions, the path to opening a new business is marked with barriers that can slow or even block entrepreneurs.

Occupational Licensing Can Crimp Entrepreneurship, According to Latest Kauffman Policy Digest

12/02/14 Increasing licensing regulations in certain professions have the effect of building barriers to innovations and opening new businesses.