Resources

Beyond our extensive research, the Kauffman Foundation has developed and supported a variety of books, publications and other resources that furthers our work.

A Snapshot of the Emerging Entrepreneur

11/12/15   Learn 10 attributes that surfaced from 35 interviews with EY emerging entrepreneurs — companies that are five years or younger with demonstrated rapid growth, who represent a diverse set of sectors.

How to Cook Up a Vibrant Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

11/04/15   Local policymakers are increasingly turning to entrepreneurship—a proven driver of economic growth and a catalyst of upward economic mobility.

How the Internet Became Commercial: Innovation, Privatization, and the Birth of a New Network

10/15/15   How the Internet Became Commercial: Innovation, Privatization, and the Birth of a New Network describes how many of the key innovations that made this possible came from entrepreneurs and iconoclasts who were outside the mainstream—and how the commercialization of the Internet was by no means a foregone conclusion at its outset.

How the Internet Became Commercial: Innovation, Privatization, and the Birth of a New Network

10/14/15   How the Internet Became Commercial: Innovation, Privatization, and the Birth of a New Network describes how many of the key innovations that made this possible came from entrepreneurs and iconoclasts who were outside the mainstream—and how the commercialization of the Internet was by no means a foregone conclusion at its outset.

Kauffman in Kansas City e-Newsletter

10/06/15   Each month the Kauffman Foundation shares highlights of the many ways in which it interacts with and supports Kansas City organizations, initiatives, and individuals.

Occupational Licensing: A Barrier to Entrepreneurship

09/16/15   About 29 percent of jobs require a government-issued license—a dramatic increase from just forty years ago when only 10 percent of workers were licensed. These licensure requirements result in fewer practitioners, who can demand higher wages, while also stifling new business creation and innovation.

The Importance of Young Firms for Economic Growth

09/13/15   When it comes to job-creating power, it is not the size of the business that matters as much as it is the age.

The Dos and Don'ts of Local Entrepreneurship Promotion

09/10/15   Research suggests that policymakers seeking to promote entrepreneurship in their city or state turn from past strategies and embrace a new approach that puts entrepreneurs at the center.

The Economic Case for Welcoming Immigrant Entrepreneurs

09/08/15   Learn how strategies for how a “startup visa” would allow immigrants to start businesses in the United States after satisfying certain funding, employment, and other requirements.

Women Entrepreneurs are Key to Accelerating Growth

07/20/15   Our new Entrepreneurship Policy Digest explores barriers to women entrepreneurs and offers five policy recommendations to address the gender gap.