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 Sketchbook - "Myth-Busting Entrepreneurship"

09/16/14 Dane Stangler, vice president of Research & Policy at the Kauffman Foundation, discusses four persistent myths about entrepreneurship.

KCSourceLink Report Examines Entrepreneurship in Kansas City

09/15/14 The Kauffman-sponsored “We Create KC” report is organized around six imperatives identified as key areas of development in the region’s efforts to nurture entrepreneurship and economic growth.

Kauffman Foundation Senior Fellow Testifies Before Members of the U.S. House Committee on Small Business

09/10/14 Senior Fellow Jonathan Ortmans testified before the U.S. House Committee on Small Business in Washington, D.C., today, regarding the changing rate of business creation in America.

Keep Up to Speed with Policy Digests

08/25/14 Stay updated on entrepreneurship policy issues by subscribing to the Kauffman Foundation's Entrepreneurship Policy Digests, which examine research and findings on policy issues.

On WashingtonMonthly.com: Is the Data on Fading Entrepreneurship the Full Story?

08/17/14 Kauffman's Dane Stangler and Jordan Bell-Masterson encourage deeper examination of entrepreneurship activity and trends to understand what’s behind recent data.

On Xconomy.com: Examining Pluses and Minuses and Non-Compete Agreements

08/14/14 In an article for Xconomy.com, Dane Stangler, Kauffman Foundation vice president of Research & Policy, explores the benefits and downfalls of non-compete laws on entrepreneurial activity.

Non-Competes Can be Non-Starters, According to New Kauffman Policy Digest

07/21/14 State enforcement of non-compete agreements restricts highly skilled workers from moving in and out of new jobs and/or from starting their own businesses.

New Kauffman Policy Digest Offers States Policy Alternatives that Spur Entrepreneurial Growth

06/11/14 Policy Digest points to strategies that can foster business creation rather than relocation to boost local economies

Entrepreneurship's Role in Economic Development

06/11/14 Culling ideas from Kauffman research and those developed at a recent Kauffman Foundation conference on state incentive programs, the Policy Digest offers the following strategies for how states can better foster entrepreneurship.

On Kansas.com: Young Firms Drive Kansas Job Creation

06/02/14 In a Wichita Eagle op-ed, Dane Stangler and Jason Wiens discuss the effects newer firms have on economic stability and job growth in Kansas.