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How to Jump-Start Entrepreneurship
December 25, 2012 | WSJ | By PHILIP DELVES BROUGHTON.

How to Jump-Start Entrepreneurship
The challenges often come down to a disconnection from money, talent and customers.
Philip_Delves_Broughton  entrepreneurship  Kauffman_Foundation 
february 2013 by jerryking
The Next Black Power Movement The boom in African-American entrepreneurship isn't just a business story. It's also a logical extension of the civil rights struggle. Here's why. - May 1, 2003
By David J. Dent
May 1, 2003

"I tell my students, 'I'd rather you be a capitalist pig than a Senator,'" says John Butler, a professor of business at the University of Texas at Austin and author of Entrepreneurship and Self-Help Among African Americans: A Reconsideration of Race and Economics. ...Fred Terrell, founder of New York City venture capital firm Provender Capital, thinks that entrepreneurship isn't just a symbol of the accomplishments of the civil rights movement. It is, he says, a way of continuing to advance that movement. Growing up in Los Angeles in the '60s and '70s, Terrell hoped to become a lawyer and then a Congressman. Things didn't quite work out that way. He spent a few years working for the city of Los Angeles, but soon left government for a Yale MBA after he fell under the mid-1980s lure of the private sector.

Today Terrell, 46, says he feels as if he's contributing more to the civil rights movement as a private businessman running Provender, which now has $145 million under management, than he ever did as a member of the Los Angeles government. After all, the more African American--run venture capital firms there are, the less likely it is that other black entrepreneurs will have to overcome the traditional racist hurdles when they apply for financing. Or, put another way, the more likely it becomes that businesspeople will be judged not by the color of their skin but on the content of their business plans.
African-Americans  entrepreneurship  Kauffman_Foundation  books  Yale  self-employment  venture_capital  vc  Black_Power  black-owned 
august 2012 by jerryking
Edward R. Muller and Larry Zimpleman: An Entrepreneurial Fix for the U.S. Economy -

The Kauffman Foundation recently proposed a way to do that with a set of
ideas aptly called the Startup Act. Those ideas, which would cost the
government virtually nothing, include:

• Letting in immigrant entrepreneurs who hire American workers.

• Reducing the cost of capital through capital gains tax relief for
early stage investments.

• Reducing barriers to IPOs by allowing shareholders to opt out of

• Charging higher fees for patent applicants who want quick decisions to
remove the backlog of applications at the Patent Office.

• Giving licensing freedom to academic entrepreneurs at universities to
accelerate the commercialization of their ideas.

• Having the government provide data to permit rankings of startup
friendliness of states and localities.

• Regular sunsets for regulations and a consistent policy of putting new
ones in place only if their benefits exceed their costs.
entrepreneurship  Kauffman_Foundation  start_ups 
august 2011 by jerryking
A Weekly Roundup of Small-Business News -
July 25, 2011, 7:00 am
This Week in Small Business: Are Small Businesses the Answer?
small_business  Kauffman_Foundation 
july 2011 by jerryking
The "Tilt" Thing and the Case for Journalist Entrepreneurs
By Paul Kedrosky March 19, 2011 One of the puzzles Dane
Stangler & I worry over is why we're not seeing a significant
increase in the rate of entrepreneurship in the U.S.--it has more or
less flat-lined over the last few decades. Lowered barriers to company
creation, more capital, & a broader understanding of the rewards --
personal & financial -- of starting companies hasn't led to a reset
of the L.T. rate at which start-ups are created. Possible explanations?
It could be that the % of the working popn interested in
entrepreneurship and able to pursue it full-time is and will always be
constrained. People have kids, families, mortgages, health issues, etc.,
& they aren't unable to change course to a career that makes all of
those things more challenging. It may be that other sectors have
transferred entrepreneurial talent out of science, technology, &
engineering into other sectors where the societal benefits are much
smaller, and arguably even negative.
entrepreneurship  Kauffman_Foundation  Paul_Kedrosky  Dane_Stangler 
april 2011 by jerryking
Obama Administration Begins Policy on Start-Ups -
January 31, 2011, 5:19 pm
The Administration Starts Its Start-Up Policy
industrial_policies  public_policy  start_ups  Kauffman_Foundation  Obama 
february 2011 by jerryking
Entrepreneurial Leadership in the 21st Century
2007 | Journal of Leadership & Organizational StudiesVol.
13, Iss. 4; pg. 1, 11 pgs | Donald F Kuratko.

Several methods have been used to measure the impact of entrepreneurial
ventures on the economy-for example, efforts to start a firm (which may
not be successful), incorporation of a firm (which may never go into
business), changes in net tax returns filed (reflecting new filings
minus filings no longer received), and a substantial amount of full-time
and part-time self-employment. ....The Global Impact of Entrepreneurial
Leadership The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), which is a unique
large scale long term project developed jointly by Babson College,
London Business School, and the Kauffman Foundation, reaches 40
countries worldwide and provides annual assessment of the
entrepreneurial environment of each country.
Freshbooks  entrepreneurship  leadership  21st._century  ProQuest  Kauffman_Foundation  measurements 
january 2011 by jerryking
Why old people make better entrepreneurs than young ones.
By Annie LowreyPosted Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, - By Annie Lowrey - Slate Magazine - By Annie Lowrey - Slate Magazine
entrepreneurship  entrepreneur  Kauffman_Foundation  AARP 
december 2010 by jerryking
Startups Create Most New Jobs -
October 02, 2010 | Newsweek | by Robert J. Samuelson. If
you’re interested in job creation—and who isn’t these days?—you should
talk to someone like Morris Panner. In 1999, Panner and some others
started a Boston software company called OpenAir. By 2008 they sold it
for $31 million. The firm had then grown to about 50 workers. It turns
out that entrepreneurship (essentially, the founding of new companies)
is crucial to job creation. But as Panner’s experience suggests, success
is often a slog...It’s all about risk taking. The good news is that the
entrepreneurial instinct seems powerful. Americans like to create;
they’re ambitious; many want to be their “own bosses”; many crave fame
and fortune. The bad news is that venture capital for startups is
scarce and that political leaders seem largely oblivious to burdensome
government policies. This needs to be addressed. Entrepreneurship won’t
instantly cure America’s job deficit, but without it, there will be no
strong recovery.
start_ups  job_creation  myths  entrepreneurship  Kauffman_Foundation  Paul_Kedrosky  gazelles  small_business  bad_news 
october 2010 by jerryking
Getting Consumers Involved in Business Decisions -
JULY 13, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | Kelly K. Spors. The
Customer Knows Best. Thanks to the Internet, companies can easily find
out what consumers think. They just ask....." Entrepreneurs need to know
when to follow their own vision and intuition and when to rely on crowd
feedback, "
running_a_business  Kelly_K._Spors  Kauffman_Foundation  entrepreneur  start_ups  crowdsourcing 
august 2010 by jerryking
The 15 Minutes that Could Save Five Years
June 16, 2010 | Harvard Business Review | by Michael Schrage.
We're facing the end of retirement as we know it — an emerging
unpleasant reality that will (re)shape the quality of life and standard
of living for billions. we all need to start dealing with it.
Now....Forget the "saving for retirement" shibboleths. Strategically
addressing those 60+ months after age 65 may be the most significant
long-range planning investment in your human capital portfolio....Who
are the 70+ year olds whose presence, energy, and effectiveness might
profitably serve as the benchmarks for your own?
invest_in_yourself  Michael_Schrage  retirement  HBR  personal_finance  aging  human_capital  role_models  Kauffman_Foundation  Zoomers  long-term  shibboleths  savings  planning  myths  strategic_thinking  JCK  endgame  Second_Acts  long-range 
june 2010 by jerryking
Op-Ed Contributor - Are Today’s ‘Entrepreneurs’ Actually the Unemployed? -
June 1, 2010 | New York Times | By ROBERT B. REICH. Why all
this [surge] entrepreneurship last year? In a word, unemployment. Booted
off company payrolls, millions of Americans had no choice but to try
selling themselves. Another term for “entrepreneur” is “self-employed.”
The surge include lots of people who don’t particularly relish
becoming their own employers due to lack of health care, 401(k) match,
sick leave, paid vacation, and predictable income and hours.
Robert_Reich  entrepreneurship  Kauffman_Foundation  unemployment  layoffs  self-employment 
june 2010 by jerryking
Op-Ed Columnist - Start-Ups, Not Bailouts -
April 3, 2010 | New York Times | By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN. "we
also need to be thinking just as seriously and urgently about what are
the ingredients that foster entrepreneurship — how new businesses are
catalyzed, inspired and enabled and how we enlist more people to do
that". “Roughly 25 percent of successful high-tech start-ups over the
last decade were founded or co-founded by immigrants,” said Litan. Think
Sergey Brin, the Russian-born co-founder of Google, or Vinod Khosla,
the India-born co-founder of Sun Microsystems.
Kauffman_Foundation  entrepreneurship  start_ups  immigration  Tom_Friedman  Toronto  new_businesses  Silicon_Valley 
april 2010 by jerryking
Intellectual Entrepreneurship: An Authentic Foundation for Higher Education Reform
Jul-Sep 2009 | Planning for Higher Education Vol. 37, Iss. 4;
pg. 27, 10 pgs | by Gary D Beckman, Richard A Cherwitz. For Pat Condon
Colleges_&_Universities  entrepreneurship  philanthropy  Kauffman_Foundation 
august 2009 by jerryking
We Need an Immigration Stimulus -
APRIL 27, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | by L. GORDON CROVITZ.

Economic downturn is the right time to move on immigration, one of the
few policy tools that could clearly boost growth.Immigrants have had a
disproportionate role in innovation and technology. Companies founded by
immigrants include Yahoo, eBay and Google. Half of Silicon Valley
start-ups were founded by immigrants, up from 25% a decade ago. Some 40%
of patents in the U.S. are awarded to immigrants. A recent study by the
Kauffman Foundation found that immigrants are 50% likelier to start
businesses than natives. Immigrant-founded technology firms employ
450,000 workers in the U.S. And according to the National Venture
Capital Association, immigrants have started one quarter of all U.S.
venture-backed firms.
Silicon_Valley  start_ups  L._Gordon_Crovtiz  Amar_Bhidé  immigrants  policy_tools  immigration  Kauffman_Foundation  disproportionality  economic_downturn 
may 2009 by jerryking
Carl Schramm Says Capitalism Allows Entrepreneurship to Thrive -
APRIL 4, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | by NAOMI SCHAEFER RILEY who interviews
Carl Schramm, president of the Kauffman Foundation.
foundations  entrepreneurship  entrepreneur  Kauffman_Foundation  NaomiSchaeferRiley  interviews 
april 2009 by jerryking
An Introduction to ANGEL INVESTING

There is also a more useful, read-only, Powerpoint version available.
Googled: "how solo angels impact".
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investors  investing  Kauffman_Foundation  angels 
march 2009 by jerryking

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