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Our research reports and briefs provide knowledge, data, and insights on key opportunities, challenges, and trends relevant to entrepreneurship.

This brief presents a breakdown of the reasons entrepreneurs seek business advice or mentoring, as well as the sources of mentoring, drawing from the 2016 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs. The trends explained here are based on the perceptions of the entrepreneurs themselves, which provide insight into how they think about and navigate the process of obtaining business advice or mentoring.
Motivations for Entrepreneurship | Trends in Entrepreneurship, No. 4
Take a closer look at what motivates an individual to become an entrepreneur, and how it can reflect the broader economic environment as well as influence the nature and direction of the business activity itself.
Entrepreneurship is often heralded as important to the economy because of its job creation effects. These jobs come from new employer businesses, a small but important subset of entrepreneurial activity in the United States.
This brief explores trends in educational attainment among entrepreneurs who start employer businesses (firms with paid employees) in the United States. In this brief, entrepreneurs are defined as employer business owners with at least 51% stock or equity in the business.
This brief explores trends in annual receipts among entrepreneurs who start employer businesses in the United States. In this brief, entrepreneurs are defined as employer business owners with at least 51% stock or equity in the business. Receipts are defined as the total sales, shipments, receipts, revenue, or business done by establishments with paid employees.
Accelerators
Understanding the performance of accelerators is important to a wide range of individuals and organizations: participating startups, accelerator managers and staff, investors, partners, donors, funders, and policymakers.
Accelerators
Accelerators are entrepreneurship support programs primarily aimed at helping participating startups scale-up and access early customers.
Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs: Removing Barriers, Capital Landscape Report, Kauffman Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation recognizes this significance of new businesses and believes every entrepreneur who has the potential to succeed should have the supportive conditions necessary to start and grow a business. The Foundation seeks a nation of “Zero Barriers” to entrepreneurship. Barriers can affect the trends and outcomes associated with entrepreneurship. They can […]