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.
05/18/15 Any entrepreneur can tell you that a startup is essentially global from day one. With a low barrier of entry, global traffic and millions of customers shopping online each day, eBay has become more than a simple auction site for used good -- more than 90 percent of U.S. small businesses on the platform now export.
05/18/15 The President’s White House celebration of global entrepreneurship a few days ago had lots of panache and plenty of heavyweights like Steve Case (AOL) and Brian Chesky (AirBnB). But how much has our government been able to keep pace with the startup revolution over the past five years?
05/15/15 Kauffman researcher Chris Jackson examines what some of the key attributes of a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem are and how local policymakers can improve their own ecosystem.
05/12/15 Introducing the New Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship, the first and largest index tracking entrepreneurship across city, state and national levels.
05/11/15 Diversity of educational background, gender, and industry is commonly cited as important to healthy entrepreneurship ecosystems. However, while this appears to be self-evident for any creative activity, how do we know this?
05/11/15 The way that entrepreneurs are viewed by the federal government continues to evolve. Savvy policymakers have been pointing to new and young firms as the true engines of economic growth for several years — but you can really see the progress when it filters down to federal programs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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