Starting a business is difficult enough; government shouldn't make it harder or more complicated. We empower advocates to educate policymakers about why new businesses matter so that the voices of entrepreneurs can inform policy debates at the local, state, and federal level.
Front and center is the need for innovative funding solutions.
Entrepreneurs, and those who support them, took to Capitol Hill to educate policymakers on the value and challenges of entrepreneurship in America.
Entrepreneurs' Policy Network bolsters plan to empower those who support entrepreneurs to be effective policy advocates.
The Entrepreneurs' Policy Network (EPN) is an alliance of organizations bringing the voices of entrepreneurs to policy debates at the state level.
Members of the EPN educate policymakers about the impact of policies in erecting and removing barriers to entrepreneurship and build support for entrepreneurship and new businesses.
When business owners and advocates make a personal connection with policymakers, the odds improve that lawmakers will understand the needs of entrepreneurs. To that end, we bring entrepreneurial advocates from around the country to Washington, D.C., to learn advocacy skills and have educational meetings with policymakers about the challenges facing the nation's makers, doers, and dreamers.
Congressional Startup Day, formerly Startup Week Across America, is an opportunity during the annual August congressional recess for senators and representatives to learn more about local startups and discuss the important role entrepreneurs play in communities across the country.
In the 2019 State of Entrepreneurship Address, we discussed how, together, we can grow inclusive and empowering economies and the best ways to support the makers, the doers, and the dreamers.