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.
Congress will likely vote on the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act this Tuesday. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Steve Chabot, chairman of the Small Business Committee, attempts to make it simpler for startups to raise capital at public pitch events for groups of angel investors.
Following a flurry of committee hearings on taxes and other issues leading up to Tax Day, things look a bit quieter on Capitol Hill in the week ahead. The Joint Economic Committee wraps up the tax discussion this Wednesday with a hearing titled, “Is Our Complex Code Too Taxing on the Economy?”
In my third commentary arising from programming at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress last month, I share comments about evidence to determine the effectiveness of accelerators. While many startup success stories like Facebook did not involve accelerators, most entrepreneurs now consider them part of the start and scale journey. This has driven demand for the launch of hundreds of accelerator programs around the world, prompting us to question how differences across accelerator programs influence startup performance.
Members of the U.S. Senate return to Washington this week from spring recess with a handful of committee hearings. The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee looks at how the Small Business Administration has implemented the Recovery Improvements for Small Entities (RISE) After Disaster Act which was passed in October 2015.
A new entrepreneurship policy digest from the Kauffman Foundation suggests that policies that protect against some entrepreneurial risks and economic hazards might encourage more people to start companies. The thought is that hurdles like a lack of health insurance -- coupled with the inherently risky nature of entrepreneurship -- limit the number of would-be founders launching a new business.
A new Entrepreneurship Policy Digest examines if a more robust safety net to protect against risk would encourage more people to start companies.
While a number of Republican Senators remain in Washington this week (and next) to block a recess appointment of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, the Senate is officially in recess and no committee hearings are scheduled on its side of Capitol Hill this week. There is a bit of activity on the House side, however.
Kauffman research Emily Fetsch examines how Chattanooga has used their unique assets to assist their entrepreneurial ecosystem.
I was asked by a reporter last month whether I thought entrepreneurship was at risk in this election. My answer was no; entrepreneurship is not at risk because entrepreneurs will always pursue their dreams.
New in 2015 from the Kauffman Foundation, the Kauffman Index: Startup Activity brings together the latest data available on entrepreneurial trends nationally, at the state level, and for the 40 largest metropolitan areas of the United States.
Read summaries of findings around relevant policy issues impacting entrepreneurship.
The Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship blog informs and connects thought leaders looking to understand policies that help entrepreneurs start companies, create jobs and strengthen the economy.
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