Kauffman Foundation bloggers have written extensively about women entrepreneurs in-depth. Review this anthology of posts on the subject.
Major tech companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter have recently given generous parental leave to their employees. But is it economically easier for tech companies, which are predominantly male, to offer generous parental leave packages given men are less likely to take parental leave?
Kauffman's Dane Stangler explores the idea of entrepreneurship and the American Idea, in preparation for our celebration of 250 years of innovation in the U.S.
Most city leaders realize their cities are not prepared for the next wave of the digital economy, but few of them know what to do next.
The rise of sharing economy startups like TaskRabbit, Uber and Airbnb have not only changed how consumer buy services, but also how workers provide those services. This week, the House Small Business Committee holds a two-part hearing on how the tax code treats those workers and how it might be modernized. Witnesses from TaskRabbit and the IRS join tax policy and trade association voices.
More startups and established businesses are growing quicker than in recent years but entrepreneurial growth is still in a long-term decline
The HALOS (Help Angels Lead Our Startups) Act isn't the only piece of legislation aiming to increase the amount of money available to entrepreneurs as they start and scale new businesses. This week, the House Committee on Financial Services examines the current competitiveness of U.S. capital markets and regulatory burdens impact capital formation, job creation and economic growth.
Stemming from the 2012 Jumpstart our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, SEC regulations take effect today. However, it appears work still needs to be done. At the Angel Capital Association Summit in Philadelphia last week, I talked to investors about a bill moving swiftly through Congress to remove an unintended consequence of today’s new rules.
Kauffman researcher Arnobio Morelix shares three facts you (probably) didn't know about venture capital and entrepreneurship
Backgrounds, business models and available financing vary greatly—as does the challenges and opportunities of Latino entrepreneurs depending on geographic location.
A collection of articles —from Forbes to Glamour—that show how women of the working press furthered the conversation on the challenges of working moms and the unique hardships of women entrepreneurs.
Kauffman researcher Arnobio Morelix introduces the first-ever Kauffman Index of Growth Entrepreneurship, coming soon
Research shows large tax incentive programs don’t actually create jobs. In fact, it often fails to reward the types of companies that do have job creation potential.
Members of Congress return to Washington this week with hearings on a range of topics – from emerging industries (with a couple venture-backed heavyweights) like daily fantasy sports to commercializing science and techology research. The House Committee on Energy and Commerce examines daily fantasy sports games and considers the overarching question of whether such sites are considered "games of skill" or gambling.
From presidential candidates to pundits, a lot of people are talking these days about income inequality. What gets much less attention, however, is the geographic manifestation of the divide between rich and poor.
New report by Kauffman researchers Emily Fetsch and Alex Krause examines the challenges facing mothers in the workforce.
Policymakers, businesses and entrepreneur support organizations can drive policy and cultural changes necessary to fulfill the promise of entrepreneurship for mothers
No committee hearings are scheduled for the week ahead. Members of the House and Senate returned to their home states and districts for a one week recess. They will reconvene next week and have only eight weeks in session before they break for the summer recess in mid-July.
In the last of policy commentaries emerging from the latest Global Entrepreneurship Congress, I note that governments are taking an increasing interest in mitigating the risks of their entrepreneurs who start new firms, and as more people accept the broader societal value of those who build and make things. We unpack one such issue highlighted by Kauffman Foundation CEO Wendy Guillies, who recently recommended U.S. policymakers consider allowing individuals to maintain unemployment insurance when they are starting a business. We unpack one such issue highlighted by Kauffman Foundation CEO Wendy Guillies, who recently recommended U.S. policymakers consider allowing individuals to maintain unemployment insurance when they are starting a business.