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Why an Immigrant Woman Could Be Your Next Boss

Karin Kamp | Posted 05.22.2013 | Small Business
Karin Kamp

Thirteen percent of all women-owned firms are held by women born outside the U.S. This "quiet revolution" translates into income, jobs and tax revenues.

Gerry Smith

Obama Wants More Immigrant Entrepreneurs And Engineers | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.13.2013 | Technology

During his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama called for reforms to the nation's immigration system that would help highly-ski...

Gerry Smith

Obama: Foreign-Born Tech Entrepreneurs Need 'Startup Visas' | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.30.2013 | Technology

President Obama on Tuesday called on Congress to create a special visa category that allows foreign-born entrepreneurs who launch successful startups ...

Obama Official Knows Immigration Process Is Bad For Entrepreneurs -- And Is Working On It

AP | By RODRIQUE NGOWI | Posted 01.28.2013 | Technology

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Obama administration's top immigration official says his agency is working to attract and keep more foreign-born high-te...

Huffington This Week: Bridging the Divide

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business
Arianna Huffington

This week, Peter Goodman puts the spotlight on the fact that "getting a job and getting to a job are two different things." Lynne Peeples writes about one man's environmental awakening, and Gerry Smith writes about what would seem to be an uncontroversial immigration issue -- whether those who come to America and actually create jobs can stay and continue to create jobs.

Gerry Smith

Brain Drain: Why We're Driving Immigrant Talent Overseas | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business

(Photo by Cody Pickens) Asaf Darash, an Israeli entrepreneur, was putting his 18-month-old son to bed when he received the news he had been dread...

Let's Embrace Foreign Job Creators Before It's Too Late

Dane Stangler | Posted 12.02.2012 | Small Business
Dane Stangler

Over the past several years that potential immigrant entrepreneurs have been either leaving the United States to start businesses elsewhere or shunning the country altogether.

Immigrants Founded One-Quarter Of All New Startups

Reuters | Sarah McBride | Posted 12.02.2012 | Small Business

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A new study showing that immigrants founded one quarter of U.S. technology start-up companie...

Janean Chun

Former Undocumented Immigrant Starts $18 Million Business | Janean Chun | Posted 06.27.2012 | Small Business

Carlos Castro thought coming to America would free him from life in war-torn El Salvador. But after paying someone $800 to help him cross the border i...

Immigrant Business Owners On The Rise In US

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 06.14.2012 | Small Business

Immigrants are assuming a bigger role on Main Street, according to a new report from the Fiscal Policy Institute's Immigration Research Initiative. ...

Huge Share Of New Businesses Started By Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.08.2012 | Small Business

There are still plenty of entrepreneurs in America. But more and more of them are actually coming from somewhere else. Immigrants were twice as li...

World's First Startup Ship Gains Steam

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 05.07.2012 | Small Business

The world's first floating startup community is gaining steam. Blueseed, a company that wants to house entrepreneurs aboard a vessel anchored near ...

Immigrants: Engines of Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Economic Growth

Suren Dutia | Posted 03.31.2012 | Small Business
Suren Dutia

Highly skilled immigrants are America's competitive advantage, and it is critical today more than ever that we woo and welcome them to our shores.

Enormous Barge To House Immigrant Entrepreneurs On The High Seas

AP | BROOKE DONALD | Posted 02.15.2012 | Technology

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — You've heard of tech companies starting in a Silicon Valley garage. What about on a ship? That's the idea being floated by ...

Alicia Ciccone

Immigrants Dominate Small-Business Ownership In New York City | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 12.05.2011 | Small Business

Nearly half of all small-business owners in New York City are immigrants, according to a new report by the Fiscal Policy Institute's Immigration Resea...

Immigrating for the American Dream

Joe Kutchera | Posted 11.02.2011 | Latino Voices
Joe Kutchera

Immigrants have sailed to American shores for centuries to escape persecution, create economic opportunity, and pursue the "American Dream." They bring an extraordinary hunger to succeed and a strong belief in our flexible economic system.

More Than Spare Change: How NYC Scams City Street Vendors

Afton Branche | Posted 07.26.2011 | New York
Afton Branche

NY is home to 10,000 street vendors, the majority of whom are immigrants. The job for these workers is inherently tough. But the web of rules regulating the industry makes it even more difficult to get ahead.

Nate C. Hindman

New Breed Of Student Entrepreneurs Want To Do Good From The Start | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Some of the world's most business-savvy college students flocked to Wall Street last Saturday to pitch startups they dreamt up in their co...

Could Immigrants Drive the Revival of American Manufacturing?

Richard Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Herman

Let's not be consumed by talks about Arizona or a Fourteenth Amendment repeal. Today, America should be leveraging its immigrant advantage to jump-start manufacturing and create new jobs for Americans.

Time to Think Like an Immigrant

Richard Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Herman

In learning immigrant stories, we found that the high-achievers typically parlayed immigrant skills into entrepreneurship skills.