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

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.
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 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 […]
Capital is obviously vital to entrepreneurs, and the sources and types of capital available to them are changing. The gaps that exist between investors and entrepreneurs have narrowed due to networks created by new technologies. Easier communication has created new ways for investors to aggregate and deploy capital. Furthermore, the transaction costs of capital formation […]
In 2010, Chattanooga was the first city to launch a fiber-optic Internet network that provided residents with high-speed Internet. Chattanooga has welcomed this new addition to their infrastructure and has used it to recognize and recruit entrepreneurs to start businesses in their city. We find this development is based on Chattanooga’s deep history of collaboration […]