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Daymond John: Investing in America

Mike Green | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Mike Green

"My No. 1 agenda over the next five years is to change Silicon Valley -- the face of it -- by bringing the same mentality I had with FUBU, which is bringing popular culture -- all my artists, myself, my capital and my friends -- to Silicon Valley."

Top Advocate For Entrepreneurs Resigns

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 01.03.2012 | Small Business

Carl Schramm, the president and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a leading entrepreneurship advocacy group, is stepping down. Schramm, ...

Why Entrepreneurs And Obama Should Care About Capital Gains Taxes

John Backus | Posted 12.20.2011 | Small Business
John Backus

So how do you take a good idea -- zero percent capital gains for startups -- and make it a big idea, an idea that could turbocharge innovation, company formation, and job creation in our economy right now?

Six Ways to Build a Business: Go Big or Go Home and Do It

John Backus | Posted 12.13.2011 | Small Business
John Backus

Piggyback on a business that has created a platform upon which you can build your business.

Startup Illinois: Questions Abound

Kathryn Born | Posted 11.20.2011 | Chicago
Kathryn Born

(In lieu of Governor Quinn signing legislation at Techweek, I need to update this story. In the meantime, I'd like to add, amongst all the rejoicing a...

Is The Startup America Initiative Moving Fast Enough?

Ray Leach | Posted 11.21.2011 | Small Business
Ray Leach

While I do wish that the macroeconomic situation in the country wasn't making it so hard for the Startup America initiative to generate outcomes more quickly, I actually couldn't be more impressed with the speed and the implementation of the White House's program.

Startup America Is Moving 'Too Slowly'

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2011 | Small Business

(By Deborah L. Cohen) - Last winter, President Barack Obama, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and a small posse of White House officials made a big...

How the Economic Rollercoaster Strains Startups

Ray Leach | Posted 10.12.2011 | Small Business
Ray Leach

A poorly performing stock market, in addition to the anticipated public-sector budget cuts, put a damper on almost everything that high growth entrepreneurs need to be successful.

#AskObama; #AskYourself

John Robinson | Posted 09.06.2011 | Business
John Robinson

Entrepreneurs create new services and technologies that will lead the growth of the economy. Hopefully these services and technologies will create manufacturing jobs in this country as well.

The Next Tech Bubble: Don't Get Fooled Again

Steve Blank | Posted 08.15.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

A tech bubble is the rapid inflation in the valuation of public and private technology companies that exceeds their fundamental value by a large margin.

It's Time To Reinvent the Board Meeting

Steve Blank | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

Reinventing the board meeting may offer venture-backed startups a more efficient, productive way to direct and measure their search for a profitable business model.

Alex Wagner

White House Business Outreach: Entrepreneurs Talk Innovation | Alex Wagner | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business

As part of a continuing effort to strengthen ties between the White House and America's business community, administration officials wrapped up an eig...

5 Ways Federal Government Can Boost Entrepreneurship

Brad Feld | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business
Brad Feld

Over the past few years, I've spent some time thinking about how the government can help entrepreneurship.

Reorganizing Beyond the Beltway

Dan Carol | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Dan Carol

While it's good that we are focused on streamlining how big federal agencies can more effectively deliver outcomes, let's not forget that the biggest bang for the buck may come from moving the buck from D.C. to community-led growth.

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...

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.

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.

Can The SBA's $2 Billion Bet Jumpstart The Economy?

Ray Leach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ray Leach

More capital targeted to high growth entrepreneurs with venture-fundable ideas, and administered through the professional investment community, is a good thing, and particularly so in our current environment (when venture capital funding has been less available than in the past).

Minorities Like Me, The Minority-Led Startup Gap and What It Means for Our Future

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

For the past two years I've been spreading the message that people of color are missing out on the technology startup revolution. It's a topic that almost no one wants to touch.

Where Are You Startup America?

John Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Robinson

I am what President Obama discussed. So is Linda Erb and many, many others. My idea is what Startup America is about, based on their press releases. It's too bad they don't know it.

The Bottom Line On Bottom Up Growth: Look Beyond Washington

Dan Carol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Carol

We can do more for less by better linking entrepreneurs to financing, and building nontraditional networks that connect innovators, suppliers, and customers across traditional geographies.

A Fresh Start For Urban Innovation

Thomas M. Menino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Thomas M. Menino

If other places are to learn anything from Boston's experience, it should be that successful urban innovation requires a deliberate strategy and a concerted effort across sectors.

Startup America: Dead On Arrival

Steve Blank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

Startup America is a mashup of very smart programs by very smart people but not a strategy.

Why The Midwest Is Becoming The Next Silicon Valley

Ray Leach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ray Leach

There are several states in the Midwest where successful entrepreneurial companies are charting the way for a new economy and demonstrating that high-growth entrepreneurship can happen anywhere when a region plays off its strengths.

Speeding Up Innovation and Entrepreneurship With the White House's Startup America Initiative

Marc Ecko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Ecko

We must embrace opportunities to forge public-private partnerships, which have proven a successful model for building momentum to renew America's reputation for greatness.