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Our Formula for Economically Empowering Women: Research + Solutions = Results

Enabling more women to become entrepreneurs and to open small businesses is one way we can help women succeed economically, helping their families and their communities.

Chutes and Ladders: the Relationship between Entrepreneurship and Inequality

Inequality has taken prominence as a pressing political issue, both in the United States and around the world. What role does entrepreneurship play in removing barriers to our collective economic security? Where does entrepreneurship break down the forces of inequality, where does it exacerbate them, and how can policy shape it into a more powerful force for economic independence?

Cedar Rapids Talks Diversity and Inclusion in Entrepreneurship at Mayor’s Summit

Two takeaways from the Creative Corridor

Startup Activity in America -- A Look at Startup Policy and the Kauffman Index

Policy Director Jason Wiens and Kauffman researcher Arnobio Morelix share presentations and findings around the Kauffman Index of Startup Activity and what policymakers can do to affect it

”Normal” Jobs are a Safety Net for Entrepreneurs

The right incentives can go a long way towards successful entrepreneurship. How does a functional, healthy labor market help entrepreneurs?

PDE’s Last Call

Today is the final day that we publish the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship. As noted over the past few editions, the Kauffman Foundation will be consolidating its blog repertoire and those of us who write and contribute will be re-directing our thought pieces to updated platforms, including Kauffman’s own Growthology. 

Why Competition Matters

Entrepreneurship and competition are inextricably linked. What specific areas can improved policy around competition boost entrepreneurship?

What the Changing Nature of Work Means for Entrepreneurship

The traditional employer-employee work relationship is changing, brought on in part by the business model of young, innovative firms. This Policy Digest explores the impact of the platform economy on entrepreneurship and provides policy recommendations.

Looking Back on 15 Popular PDE Posts

Next week, we will wrap up our last official edition of the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship with a look back to when it began and how it evolved through the years – and then the discussion shifts to Growthology. Since PDE launched, thousands of posts have been delivered to millions of inboxes, covering a wide range of topics and policy areas at all levels – local, state/regional, national and even global.

Women Drive Startup Activity Higher for Second Straight Year

Key measures of new business creation in the United States point upward for the second year in a row, according to the 2016 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity, released late last week. The Startup Activity Index, a key annual indicator of new business creation, rose to 0.38 in 2016 – going up for the second year in a row – a mere two years after plunging to its lowest level in two decades.