The Kauffman Foundation aims to create actionable insights, data-driven models, and practical tools that align with core strategies and support reducing barriers for entrepreneurs through key reports, such as the Kauffman Indicators of Entrepreneurship and other papers or articles.

Kauffman Indicators of Entrepreneurship

The Kauffman Indicators of Entrepreneurship offers in-depth measures, reports, and accompanying interactive data visualizations that present entrepreneurial trends in the United States.

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Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs: Removing Barriers

New businesses play an important role in economic dynamism in the United States, contributing to the economy by creating jobs, innovations, and productivity growth.

This report identifies barriers entrepreneurs face in accessing capital, surveys efforts to break down these barriers, and identifies possible responses.

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U.S. Census Bureau's Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs

The Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs provides a timely, more frequent socio-economic portrait of the nation's employer businesses by gender, ethnicity, race, and veteran status. It includes the number of years a firm has been in business, as well as extensive geographical coverage, with data at the national level, across all fifty states, and the fifty largest metropolitan areas in the country.

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Entrepreneurship Scholars

The Kauffman Foundation has funded a series of programs and initiatives designed to support the overall goal of advancing the study of entrepreneurship.

By assisting talented young scholars in their efforts to earn a Ph.D., encouraging early-career research, and recognizing ground-breaking research, the Kauffman Foundation has encouraged the best and the brightest to focus their academic careers on entrepreneurship.

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Research Archive

Kauffman Foundation research has contributed to a more in-depth understanding of what drives innovation and economic growth in an entrepreneurial world, and best practices for improving academic achievement in Greater Kansas City.

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