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Lessons from the Kauffman Index: Immigrants are Infused with Entrepreneurial Energy

Kauffman researcher Chris Jackson dives into the Kauffman Index: Startup Activity and emphasizes the importance of the role immigrants play in entrepreneurship.

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Regulatory Burdens and Veteran Entrepreneurs

As members of Congress look ahead to the Independence Day recess next week, most talk on Capitol Hill this week will focus on trade and looming spending battles. In the meantime, there are several scheduled committee hearings to note.

Entrepreneurship Policy & Confidence on the Rise in China

Last week, we highlighted the fact that entrepreneurial optimism in the U.S. was rising slowly. According to a recent study by EY, that isn't necessarily the case elsewhere in the world. Which country has the highest confidence in its own economy as well as the global economy? China.

Promoting Micro-Multinational Entrepreneurs

In 2014, over 190,000 US entrepreneurs and small businesses exported to consumers on at least four continents. That is an absolutely astounding figure when you consider that the US Commerce Department reports that less than 1 percent of all businesses in America export. For the first time in history, nearly every entrepreneur and small business can use technology to reap the benefits of trade on a global scale, an opportunity traditionally open to only the largest multinational corporations. We are entering the age of micro-multinationals.

In Search of a Blueprint for Urban Civic Innovation Hubs

In pursuit of sparking their entrepreneurship ecosystems, cities are getting smarter at empowering local civic entrepreneurs to solve municipal challenges while catalyzing new local industries. According to Donna Harris of the Washington D.C.-based startup incubator 1776, a key ingredient is connectivity.

Why Isn't the Patent System Nurturing More Innovation?

Kauffman researcher Chris Jackson explores some of the reasons U.S. patent protection doesn't produce optimal results for spurring innovation.

How Entrepreneurs Access Capital and Get Funded

An array of policies aim to support entrepreneurs through grants and tax breaks that make capital more easily attainable. However, entrepreneurs most often turn to two forms of private external financing: debt and equity.

From Prohibited to Potential: Entrepreneurs and Non-compete Agreements

Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch shares how non-compete agreements can limit economic mobility, particularly among low-wage workers.

Startup Activity on the Rise, but Room for More Growth

The U.S. economy reversed a five-year downward trend in startup activity last year with a big jump in the number of new entrepreneurs.

Majority of U.S. States See Resurgence of Startup Activity in 2015, According to Annual Kauffman Foundation Report

Startup activity bounced upward in 32 of the 50 U.S. states last year, and 18 of the nation’s top 40 metropolitan areas also saw increases in new venture activity.