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From Disabled Veteran To CEO (WATCH)

Thom Ruhe | Posted 10.24.2011 | Small Business
Thom Ruhe

Life's greatest rewards start by making a choice to actively participate in our own lives instead of simply observing them. So what's holding you back?

Introducing The 'Ice House Entrepreneurs Series': A Crash-Course In Battling Hardship With Entrepreneurship

Thom Ruhe | Posted 10.16.2011 | Small Business
Thom Ruhe

For the next eight weeks, we'll look at the world through the eyes of "Ice House Entrepreneurs" who will describe in their own words the opportunities they found, the challenges they faced and, more importantly, the mindset that enabled them to succeed.

The Startup Act: A Proposal To Jumpstart The American Economy

Carl J. Schramm | Posted 09.19.2011 | Business
Carl J. Schramm

It's time to re-start America by jump-starting our startup engines of growth. We have no time to waste.

Getting Value From R&D Dollars

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 08.17.2011 | Technology
Gary Liberson, PhD

Universities want to make money, but are often clueless about the effort it takes to bring an idea to the marketplace. The problem of innovation and universities is similar to what corporations are facing today.

Kauffman Foundation: Where The Ideas Are

Lesa Mitchell | Posted 08.06.2011 | Business
Lesa Mitchell

The range of ideas submitted to business competitions is amazing. But too many innovations are sitting on the shelf; let's move them into use.

Building Entrepreneurial Communities: Lessons From 'Big Omaha'

Nick Seguin | Posted 07.23.2011 | Business
Nick Seguin

How do you develop an entrepreneurial community? Omaha is a model that is critical to the success of new companies.

To Combat Black, Hispanic Unemployment, Look To Young Companies

Darrin Redus | Posted 07.12.2011 | Business
Darrin Redus

Shouldn't we be placing additional emphasis on high-growth entrepreneurship in the African American and Hispanic populations?

Women Entrepreneurs: Trapped Within Glass Walls

Lesa Mitchell | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business
Lesa Mitchell

Women who could be high-growth entrepreneurs make up our most crucial source of untapped talent. It's time to start tapping on those glass walls.

Cutting Taxes Will Boost Entrepreneurship: Kauffman Foundation

Tim Kane | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business
Tim Kane

What's the secret sauce for job creation? Step one is to identify who actually creates jobs (hint: entrepreneurs). Step two is to find the best way to stimulate them.

Nate C. Hindman

What Happened To Entrepreneurship During The Recession? | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 06.09.2011 | Business

They were among the recession's most inspiring stories: laid-off workers who went on to start their own businesses rather than dropping out of the lab...

Kauffman's Guide To Navigating The Startup Game

Nick Seguin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nick Seguin

While the active and messy life-cycle of company building is far from being boiled "down to a science," entrepreneurs will be a step ahead if they focus on people, strategic financing and iteration.

New Hope For Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivek Wadhwa

This new legislation is even better than I had hoped for. If it gets through both houses--and doesn't have bureaucratic constraints--I expect it to unleash a flood of entrepreneurship.

'Jobless Entrepreneurship': New Companies Creating Few Jobs, Study Says

Dane Stangler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dane Stangler

The apparent increase in entrepreneurial activity during the past three years was due almost entirely to businesses like Jeffrey's that aren't adding employment beyond the founder. The creation of employer firms, in fact, has been on the wane.

Job Growth, Spending Cuts and the Reality Distortion Field

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Francine Hardaway

Unemployment this morning has come in at 8.9%, the best number we've seen in years. Unfortunately, this number -- like almost every other number -- ha...

Obama Aims To Transform America's "Rust-Belt" Into A "Tech-Belt"

John Dearborn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Dearborn

President Obama and his administration are doing what they need to do: shining the brightest spotlight possible on entrepreneurship as a solution to our nation's job crisis.

Paul Kedrosky: Why Entrepreneurs Are Actually Risk-Averse

Paul Kedrosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Kedrosky

Rather than wandering the world, or getting sucked into the grad school vortex, I hope an unpredicted number of 2011 graduates take up the entrepreneurial challenge.

Boom In Black-Owned Firms Having Limited Effect On Black Unemployment

Darrin Redus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Darrin Redus

For all of the encouraging trends regarding the growth of African-American entrepreneurship reflected in the Census data, a shift is necessary to start growing the types of companies that can create a much more significant number of jobs.

Entrepreneurship: 'The New Mid-Life Crisis'

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marty Zwilling

If you are one of the Baby Boomers who wants to redefine retirement, now is your chance for real impact. Find an opportunity you understand, follow your passion, and join the entrepreneurial majority.

Kauffman Foundation: How To Jump Start America's Entrepreneurial Engine Without Spending

Robert E. Litan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert E. Litan

The Rules for Growth can jump start America's entrepreneurial engine, paving the way for sustained growth in jobs and income -- all at little or no cost to taxpayers.

'Messy Capitalism' Drives Innovation -- And Economic Growth

Carl J. Schramm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Carl J. Schramm

Economists often boil the mechanics of economic growth down to sterile-sounding categories such as capital, labor, and "the residual" -- essentially, technological change.

Nate C. Hindman

Forget Facebook, Why Older Entrepreneurs Are A Better Bet | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 10.31.2011 | Business

Backed by Silicon Valley and glamorized by Hollywood, peach-fuzzed innovators like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg have popularized the image of the ...

What Small Business Owners Really Want

Nelson Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nelson Davis

We are in that hazy netherworld that seems to sneak up on us near the end of every year. We wonder where the time went, what the New Year will hold an...

Tech Transfers: Turn-Offs or Start-Ups?

Angela Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

This December marks the 30th anniversary of the Bayh-Dole Act which in effect gave birth to the idea of tech transfer.

Speeding Treatments From the Lab to Patients

Lesa Mitchell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lesa Mitchell

Despite the growing sophistication and promise of health care technology research, fewer and fewer breakthrough ideas are finding their way out of research institutions and into the hands of experienced clinicians.

Robert Reich: Are Today's 'Entrepreneurs' Actually The Unemployed? | ROBERT B. REICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Booted off company payrolls, millions of Americans had no choice but to try selling themselves. Another term for "entrepreneur" is "self-employed." ...