The Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship brings mayors and entrepreneurship experts together to discuss ways to promote startup activity and encourage higher levels of entrepreneurship in their cities.
The recent ruling by the California Labor Commission the declared an Uber driver was an employee rather than an independent contractor sent shockwaves through the sharing economy – with policy implications that will reverberate for quite some time. Lisa Gansky was at the forefront of the sharing trend when she founded Ofoto, a photo-sharing service launched in 1999, that was bought out by Eastman Kodak and eventually folded into Shutterfly.
Members of Congress are back home this week for a state/district work period during the Independence Day recess. They will return to Washington next Monday.
Aspiring entrepreneurs take different paths to launch their first startup. Some wait until they near retirement. Some drop out of college hoping to become the next Mark Zuckerberg. Others don't even make it that far. For those who decide to pursue an MBA as a first step, a new study from the Financial Times outlines the top programs for entrepreneurs -- with seven of the top 10 in the United States.
Ron Jarmin (U.S. Census Bureau) discusses the future of data collection and releases.
Kauffman researcher Chris Jackson dives into the Kauffman Index: Startup Activity and emphasizes the importance of the role immigrants play in entrepreneurship.
Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch looks at how startup culture can be more inclusive to women and parents.
Louis Galambos of Johns Hopkins University discusses his work on The Entrepreneurial Multiplier for part 1 of a 3-part series on "American Capitalism – Toward a New History"
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.
Ron Jarmin (U.S. Census Bureau) discusses big data and national statistical agencies
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.
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.
Women entrepreneurs are essential for a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem, and healthy economic growth. This post overviews 4 indicators for measuring a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem with regard to women.
The Kauffman Foundation is seeking proposals on Women's Entrepreneurship.
The latest data from the Small Business Economic Trends research being done by the NFIB Research Foundation shows optimism slowly moving in the right direction
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.
A number of pieces of legislation impacting the entrepreneurial economy will be aired on Capitol Hill over the coming week.
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.
Kauffman researcher Chris Jackson explores some of the reasons U.S. patent protection doesn't produce optimal results for spurring innovation.
Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch shares how non-compete agreements can limit economic mobility, particularly among low-wage workers.