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  • The United States is now the world's second most 'competitive' economy

    09/27/2017 2:14:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Standard-Examiner ^ | September 26, 2017 | Danielle Paquette, The Washington Post
    The United States is now the second most competitive economy in the world, climbing to an eight-year high in global rankings, according to an analysis published Tuesday by the World Economic Forum. The latest edition of the Global Competitiveness Report, an annual ranking of 137 countries based on data from international financial institutions, moved the U.S. up from the number three position to second place, just behind Switzerland. Singapore, the Netherlands and Germany rounded out the top five spots. “The strength of the United States comes from its performance in efficiency enhancers and innovation and sophistication factors,” wrote economists Klaus...
  • The Federal Reserve is setting America up for economic disaster

    09/19/2017 7:24:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2017 | Armstrong Williams
    I recently had the opportunity to read "The Creature from Jekyll Island" by G. Edward Griffin, a prodigious tome dealing with the circumstances surrounding the creation of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. I was taken aback by some of its provocative assertions. America joined World War I largely to help a few bankers profit off the war (despite a long-standing Monroe doctrine that prohibited our involvement in European affairs) The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 was supported by international financial interests in order to destabilize Russia and steal the wealth of the Russian people; and So-called "foreign aid" is merely a...
  • Free program helping veterans create jobs (Florida)

    09/05/2017 6:14:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WEAR-TV ^ | September 5, 2017 | Kristie Henderson
    PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) — A free program is helping veterans create their own jobs. This week the University of West Florida (UWF) is hosting their Veteran Entrepreneurship Program. The UWF Military and Veterans Resource Center is one of six networking partners around the state similar to this one. Veterans interested in starting their own business can get help from the university through workshops and even online classes. Next spring the Military and Veterans Resource Center will be having intensive classes at UWF to teach those interested in having a good business concept and more. If you're worried that you don't...
  • Meet The Immigrant Who's Creating A Venture Capital Fund For Fellow Immigrants

    07/24/2017 5:50:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WBUR-FM ^ | July 24, 2017 | Gabrielle Healy
    Semyon Dukach is a serial entrepreneur. In 1997, he started Fast Engines, a company that produced performance enhancing software for online apps. He sold it for $35 million in 2000 — when he owned a nearly 50 percent stake in the company, according to Forbes. Then, he became a prominent angel investor and went on to lead TechStars Boston, the most prestigious startup accelerator in town. Now, he’s working on a new project, One Way Ventures — a venture capital fund specifically for immigrant founders. BostonomiX caught up with Dukach to talk about One Way, the challenges facing immigrant entrepreneurs...
  • Trump delays — and plans to eliminate – foreign founder visas

    07/11/2017 9:42:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Axios ^ | July 10, 2017 | Kim Hart
    The Department of Homeland Security has delayed the effective date of the International Entrepreneur Rule. The official notice of the delay will be published in the federal register on Tuesday, according to the Federal Register website. The Trump administration also signaled its intent to ultimately eliminate the rule. The rule, put into place in the waning days of the Obama administration, would have allowed foreign entrepreneurs to come to the U.S. to start companies. Read more about it here and here. The July 17 effective date has been postponed until March 14, 2018. National Venture Capital Association Bobby Franklin said...
  • A woman who has coached hundreds of millionaires and billionaires shares the secret to their success

    06/26/2017 10:35:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 26, 2017 | Kathleen Elkins
    Executive leadership coach Lolly Daskal has worked with hundreds of millionaires and billionaires. The secret to their success doesn't boil down to one specific habit, routine or personality trait, she tells CNBC: "The secret of the true billionaire is what's going on on the inside." "There's so much literature out there about how to succeed," she continues. "Most of the books talk about 'how': Do this and you will be that. But it doesn't work that way. We have it backwards. What we really need to do is to figure out who we are on the inside. We need to...
  • How a professor is trying to spark an entrepreneurial revolution across America

    05/06/2017 8:51:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    CNBC ^ | May 5, 2017 | Elizabeth MacBride
    For the first 17 years, RBK Health Care Marketing in Milwaukee grew at a respectable pace, reaching more than $3 million a year in revenue in 2016. This year, founder Carl Brown says the firm will grow by 50 percent to 60 percent and hit $4 million to $5 million in revenue. He expects to add two more employees, giving the firm a total of about 18. One of the factors behind its growth spurt: Brown participated in a six-month program called Scale Up Milwaukee, part of a larger movement to encourage established entrepreneurs in second-tier cities — and it's...
  • To Create True, Lasting Wealth and Power, Black People Must Adopt a ‘Cooperative’ Mindset

    05/06/2017 7:48:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | May 6, 2017 | Aaron James
    One of the mistakes the Black “conscious community” keeps making is promoting the concept that we all need to be entrepreneurs and that Black people shouldn’t be relying on government jobs and weekly paychecks. We are advised by these well-meaning people that we all should be starting businesses instead. While this is a noble aspiration, it is only partly true. Black people are too far behind in the global economic game — and that is precisely what it is, a ruthless game — to simply have each Black person start a business and have that individualistic act alone solve our...
  • Ivanka Trump, World Bank discuss women entrepreneur fund

    04/26/2017 5:02:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | April 26, 2017 | Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press
    Ivanka Trump has been involved in discussions with the World Bank about establishing a funding operation that would support female entrepreneurs, bank and administration officials said Wednesday. The officials stressed that nothing has been set up yet and that talks are ongoing about how this would be set up. They said it could be structured as a World Bank-run "facility," which accepts contributions from governments and private donors and then provides funding and support to women in developing countries. According to a senior administration official, Trump recently pitched the idea to World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, who then...
  • A Baker With Down Syndrome Opened Her Own Business & It’s Already A Major Success

    04/24/2017 12:51:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Elite Daily ^ | April 23, 2017 | Caitlin Flynn
    Collette Divitto, a 26-year-old who was born with Down Syndrome, has spent the past six years perfecting her baking skills and forming her own recipes. Her signature specialties are “Amazing Cookie” and the “Healthy Breakfast Cookie.” After completing a LIFE program at Clemson University, Divitto began applying for jobs at local bakeries — but, after three years, she hadn’t received a single offer. “I went on many interviews and thought I did very well in the interview,” she explains on her website. “But days later I would get an email always saying the same thing ‘we enjoyed meeting you Collette,...
  • NCET2 and Haiyin Capital Partner to Create the "American-Chinese University Growth Fund"

    04/19/2017 10:44:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    IT Business Net ^ | April 18, 2017
    Haiyin Capital, a leading Chinese venture capital firm, and the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2), an association of entrepreneurial students and university startup officers, have agreed to form a joint venture called "The American-Chinese University Growth Fund" to provide Chinese venture funding to startups formed at American universities. The expectation is that the Fund will provide at least $1 billion of funding from Chinese investors to American university startups over the next decade. NCET2 produces the "University Startups Demo Day" (TM) where American universities submit the very best startups they create based on the $37 billion of university...
  • President Trump Meets With Women Entrepreneurs

    03/28/2017 4:16:11 PM PDT · by davikkm · 2 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    President Trump and Vice President Pence recently sat down with women small business owners in America to discuss the empowerment and promotion of women in the business world. Women play a critical role in business and provide thousands of jobs to the American people, while simultaneously boosting the economy. The President and his administration were thrilled to converse with today’s women small business owners in regards to the continuation of women’s success in entrepreneurship. Women are the breadwinners in up to 40% of American households. Throughout the duration of the meeting, President Trump assured that his administration would continue to...
  • Why one business is investing in immigrant entrepreneurs to help create 100,000 jobs for Americans

    03/27/2017 11:28:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Tech Republic ^ | March 27, 2017 | Hope Reese
    When Nitin Pachisia arrived in the US from India in 2005, he became one of the 8 million first-generation immigrants to land in America that year. Nearly a decade later, Pachisia has learned from firsthand experience how much support immigrants need to create their own thriving startups. In 2014, he co-founded Unshackled Ventures, a firm that invests in immigrant entrepreneurs. Pachisia is using his money to help other immigrants get their businesses started—and creating 100,000 American jobs while he's at it. Both Pachisia and his business partner have previously started companies with a cofounder who was in the US on...
  • Have We Reached Peak Entrepreneurship?

    03/07/2017 3:00:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Real Clear Policy ^ | March 7, 2017 | Julio M. Ottino & Mark P. Mills
    In today’s hyper-partisan era, one goal crosses the political divide: the need for more entrepreneurs. Encomia are everywhere: Politicians praise them, Hollywood lionizes them, venture capitalists chase them, universities foster them. Entrepreneurs, from Henry Ford to Elon Musk, are embedded in American lore. In an earlier era they were popularized in Horatio Alger rags-to-riches terms; today it’s the garage-to-tech-titan stories that have legendary status for Millennials. Could it be, however, that we’ve hit peak preoccupation with entrepreneurship? Although entrepreneurial magic is often discussed in “tech” terms, the reality is most startups involve such things as restaurants and lawn services or...
  • Senate Confirms Former Wrestling Exec McMahon To Lead SBA

    02/14/2017 5:30:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Manufacturing ^ | February 14, 2017 | Kevin Freking, The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare display of bipartisanship, the Senate on Tuesday confirmed former wrestling entertainment executive Linda McMahon to lead the Small Business Administration as part of President Donald Trump's cabinet. The Senate voted 81-19 to confirm McMahon, who helped start and grow World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said McMahon will "prioritize growing jobs over growing government bureaucracy."(continued)
  • Innovation India & Trump Nation (Millions are enthusiastic about his presidency)

    12/06/2016 9:01:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Business World ^ | December 7, 2016 | Naseem Javed
    Innovation at best is like a water sprinkler on a nice healthy plant, making it grow and blossom; however, sprinkling without the plant is just like watering sand. Nothing happens. Currently, all over the world and with some 100 plus major innovation themed events yearly, complete with great photo opportunities for the local and national leaderships, most nations have little to show for these super expensive efforts. It seems that we talk a lot about innovation and find ourselves stuck in the suffocation of great ideas. And, suddenly the Trump nation erupts on a high note! Innovative excellence is the...
  • This Is How Steve Bannon Sees The Entire World

    11/16/2016 3:39:47 AM PST · by CapitalistCrusader · 23 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 11/15/2013 | J. Lester Feder
    The soon-to-be White House chief strategist laid out a global vision in a rare 2014 talk, one where he said racism in the far right gets “washed out” and called Vladimir Putin a kleptocrat. BuzzFeed News publishes the complete transcript for the first time.
  • Why Donald Trump Is Winning Over Many American Hindus

    10/26/2016 11:48:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Huffington Post The Blog ^ | October 26, 2016 | Eviane Cheng Leidig, The University of Oslo
    One strange US election fact is becoming clear: Donald Trump has become the favoured presidential candidate of some American Hindus. How and why are more complex questions. In June, I wrote about a small gathering of the Hindu Sena (Hindu Army) in Delhi performing a havan puja (religious offering) to Donald Trump. The erstwhile relatively unknown group attracted widespread media attention with its highly vocalised support of the Republican presidential candidate, in particular emphasising Trump’s views on combating “Islamic terrorism”. While the Hindu Sena remains a fringe phenomenon within India, I pointed then to the growing influence of Hindus for...
  • Obama creating ‘startup visas’ to encourage foreign entrepreneurs to start companies in the U.S.

    08/27/2016 6:27:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    GeekWire ^ | August 26, 2016 | Monica Nickelsburg
    The Obama administration is making it easier for entrepreneurs worldwide to launch startups in the U.S. Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is publishing the White House’s International Entrepreneur Rule. The program grants temporary visas to startup founders from other countries if their companies meet certain requirements, like financing from U.S. investors. To qualify for what the White House calls “startup visas,” entrepreneurs must own at least 15 percent of a U.S. startup, and demonstrate the company’s growth potential, investments from qualified American investors, and “significant public benefit to the United States.” The rule would allow entrepreneurs that fit...
  • White working-class boys are being put off university by success stories of celebrities who neverWhi

    07/17/2016 8:48:28 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 31 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 17 July 2016 | By Ross Parker For The Daily Mail
    They're known as some of the most inspirational businessmen in history. But the success of industry giants such as Sir Richard Branson and Lord Sugar is actually putting working-class boys off of further education. A number of high profile celebrities who have gone on to make their fortunes after dropping out of education or choosing to not go to university are inspiring young men to following in their footsteps, according to a new report.