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  • The "Sharing Economy": Will Americans Embrace The Entrepreneurial Revival?

    08/03/2014 6:03:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2014 | Austin Hill
    Back in the first century a poet named Juvenal surmised that his fellow citizens of Rome would put up with just about anything from their government, as long as they had enough food and entertainment. "Give them bread and circuses, and they'll never revolt" he wrote sarcastically. In the 1920's Fascist Prime Minister Benito Musolini said much the same thing of his fellow citizens in Italy. The people that he governed would tolerate just about anything he wanted to do, Musoli suggested, "as long as the trains run on time." Today Americans seem as tolerant of bad abusive government...
  • This Is The End: More businesses in America are being destroyed than created

    05/13/2014 5:41:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/13/2014 | STEPHEN GREEN
    This is the end My only friend, the end Of our elaborate plans, the end Of everything that stands, the end No safety or surprise, the end—The DoorsYou know it’s bad when I begin by quoting The Doors, but “The End” has been stuck in my head since I started collecting stories for this week’s column.The first was Erik Sherman’s Inc. writeup [1] of a recent Brookings Institution report on the decline of American entrepreneurship. According to Brookings, “entrepreneurship has reached at least a three-decade low across virtually all of the country.” Three decades also happens to be as...
  • American Dreaming

    04/30/2014 5:06:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2014 | John Stossel
    Did you know that I started Facebook? Really! Well, sort of ... When I was in college at all-male Princeton, I tried to make money by adding photos to a snarky guide to neighboring girls' schools. The guide had been a profitable publishing success, and my idea was simply to add the girls' pictures. Schools like Wellesley, Bryn Mawr, Vassar, etc., already published those pictures, so all I had to do was get permission from administrators at those schools. Surprisingly, they gave it to me. Unfortunately for me and my "Face Book," there was no Internet then. So I don't...
  • The Pure Entrepreneurial Genius of Wham-O...

    03/28/2014 8:07:23 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Back in the early 1948, two enterprising Californians formed a small company in one of their garages -ala Steve Jobs- then began to manufacture a powerful slingshot of Ash wood. The weapon was of their own design, demonstrated enthusiastically by the pair, and was utilized by shooting clubs for practice/some kinds of hunting, even for firing meat up to trained falcons in flight... Richard Knerr and Arthur 'Spud' Melin were bored with their jobs upon graduation from USC, so they brewed-up the idea of the slingshot, which was a mild success and set their taste for marketing alight. Legend goes that the 'Wham-O' name was taken from the sound...
  • Israel: An LED Light Unto the Nations: Save America, no nation celebrates entrepreneurship more

    03/14/2014 6:38:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/14/2014 | Anglea Hasek
    Israel has many awe-inspiring qualities.  Its people are tenacious and brave.  Its history is unmatched in depth and significance.  And its society reflects the values upon which Western civilization is built.  But discussions of the Jewish State tend to surround its battle for survival – this is a mistake.  We should remember that there is a great deal more to this country and that we have all benefited from its existence.  Israel is a democracy, a strong ally of the United States, and the Middle East’s one true oasis of religious liberty.  I saw all of these qualities during my...
  • Artworks Choked by Artichokes: Bureaucrats Condemn Creative Entrepreneurship

    02/10/2014 5:07:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2014 | Rebecca Furdek
    In 2005, James Dupree bought a dilapidated warehouse and garage. Today, after almost a decade of steady investment and physical labor, the once-blighted space is now a vibrant 8,600-square-foot studio showcasing over 5,000 pieces of art. In a Philadelphia neighborhood marked by vacant houses and parking lots, Duprees studio is a bright spot of entrepreneurship and esteemed cultural value. His paintings have won numerous awards, are displayed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and sell for upwards of $40,000 each. He has hosted and taught public art classes at his studio, and plans to launch a mentorship program for inner-city...
  • Reputation Versus Regulation

    02/05/2014 4:17:01 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2014 | John Stossel
    Do you like to cook? Throw dinner parties? Many people enjoy that, but paying for the food, plus accessories, is expensive. Would you host more often if you could get your guests to cover the costs? Or suppose you'd like to go to a dinner party to meet new people in your neighborhood. Or maybe when you travel, instead of eating at restaurants, you'd like to see how the locals live. Good news! Today both cooks and diners can get what they want. A new Internet business brings them together. Bad news: Bureaucrats and the media worry that the...
  • The House GOPs incredible, amazing discovery: Most Americans arent entrepreneurs

    02/01/2014 9:07:42 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 31, 2014 at 4:18 PM | Byron York
    At the House Republican retreat in Cambridge, Md., Thursday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor called on GOP lawmakers to take a new approach to the nations economic anxieties. [] Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Cantors presentation was that it included a recognition that in the past Republicans have focused more on the nations employers than employees, have talked about small business owners and entrepreneurs to the exclusion of the far greater number of Americans who dont own their own businesses. [] What was extraordinary about that portion of Cantors presentation was not that it was out of placeit was...
  • Obama To Africa: Be Wary Of Foreign Powers, Even United States

    07/01/2013 2:51:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 1,2013 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama pledged $7 billion in aid Sunday to provide electricity to sub-Saharan Africa, as he warned Africans to be wary of exploitation by other countries, including the U.S. Im calling for America to up our game when it comes to Africa, Mr. Obama said in a speech at the University of Capetown in South Africa, midway through his weeklong tour of the continent. We want to unleash the power of entrepreneurship and markets to create opportunity here in Africa.
  • CA: Capitalism's Last Stand - Start-Up Mania Hits San Quentin Prison as Inmates Turn Entrepreneurs

    02/25/2013 6:27:47 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 25 February 2013 | Daily Mail (U.K.)
    Start-up mania hits San Quentin prison as inmates turn entrepreneurs One by one, the entrepreneurs, clad in crisp blue jeans and armed with PowerPoint presentations, stood before a roomful of investors and tech bloggers to explain their dreams of changing the world. For these exuberant times in Silicon Valley, the scene was familiar; the setting, less so. With the young and ambitious flocking again to northern California to launch Internet companies, there were signs one recent morning that start-up mania has taken hold even behind the faded granite walls of California's most notorious prison. 'Live stream has gone mainstream. Mobile...
  • Entrepreneurs Say Business Is Good for Personal Lives

    02/23/2013 4:16:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    BusinessNewsDaily ^ | February 14, 2013 | David Mielach
    A third of all small business owners in a recent survey say their family life and their relationships have improved as a result of owning their own business. Small business owners also are more likely to be married than other workers are, researchers found. Sixty percent of the 1,100 small business owners in the poll say they are married, which is 10 percentage points higher than the national average. Small business owners also place a high emphasis on their personal relationships. Eighty-seven percent say they value their personal relationships at least as much as their business. And 80 percent say...
  • How College is Harming American Entrepreneurship:

    02/03/2013 8:45:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2013 | Charlie Kirk
    When I was in grade school, I remember going to birthday parties at the local bowling alley. Before the games would begin, the workers would install bumpers inside the gutters in order to prevent gutter balls and avoid "failure." When I was growing up, it was common for sports teams to award trophies to all the players so no little kid would have his or her feelings hurt at the end of the season. Today, there are school districts which no longer give out "F'" grades, and hundreds of high schools have removed class ranks so that my generation...
  • Entrepreneurs Weigh In: What Do We Need Over The Next Four Years?

    10/28/2012 6:05:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2012 | Austin Hill
    What the hell is he doing asking for another four years?
  • Dagny Taggart Goes to War

    10/15/2012 3:58:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    Dagny Taggart is not just the entrepreneurial heroine of Ayn Rands magnum opus novel, Atlas Shrugged. She is the inspiration of real women everywhere who are taking up her shield and fighting her battle for freedom using the weapons of entrepreneurship, education and free speech. The media continually talks about the war on women. What the media never admits is that the government is waging a war against women through unjust force. The governments weapons include: domestic drones that violate womens private property rights; unconstitutional taxes and regulations that make it nearly impossible for women to achieve their dreams; healthcare...
  • Grab a Glass of Bacardi!

    10/01/2012 4:02:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | October 1, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When Washington gives you lemons, make lemonade and dont forget the rum. D.C. lemons make it challenging to remain upbeat. Lemon legislation coming out of Washington, D.C. is effectively shredding the Constitution (think Obamacare or the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the National Defense Authorization Act and President Obamas executive order to expand the use of domestic drones). And presidentially-appointed lemons make life miserable for the common man and businessman alike. Ben Bernanke is our lemon economist, Timothy Geithner is our lemon treasurer and Lisa Jackson (head of the unconstitutional EPA) is...
  • Obama's Entrepreneurial Communist Manifesto

    07/31/2012 4:10:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    President Barack Obama's recent business-related comments in Virginia ("If you've got a business -- you didn't build that; somebody else made that happen") sounded more communistic than capitalistic, especially because the "somebody" to whom Obama referred was in fact the U.S. government. Progressives and the mainstream media were quick to come to the aid of the president by stating that similar statements have been said by other entrepreneurial moguls, such as Henry Ford, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Andrew Carnegie and Walter Chrysler. Others excused Obama by saying he "borrowed" his business verbiage from Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren. No one...
  • Stop Worrying About Peak Oil

    07/28/2012 8:29:10 PM PDT · by Sark · 37 replies
    Principles & Policy ^ | July 28th, 2012
    For decades, the threat of peak oil has hung over policymakers of the developed world. The basic premise of peak oil is simple and difficult to argue with: At a certain point, well extract as much petroleum as possible, and after that peak, our rate of extraction will inevitably decline. Since it takes so long for petroleum to develop naturally, theres for all intents and purposes a finite amount of it on Earth. So, our rate of extraction cant possibly continue rising forever. At some point, we will hit peak oil. Of course, thats not the whole theory. Nearly all...
  • Three Spanish Ships and the Dawn of American Entrepreneurship

    10/12/2011 4:20:27 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 12, 2011 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    In the late Fifteenth Century, an Italian in a puffy shirt pitched a business plan. Again and again and again. Until finally somebody bit. Whats remarkable was not that this Italian wore a puffy shirt; it was the style in those days. And there was nothing strange about his pitching his investment ideas at the royal houses of Portugal, or Venice, or his hometown of Genoa. It wasnt even that odd that he pitched his business plan to the king of England, and finally to the king and queen of Spain. All these monarchs heard investment ideas all the time....
  • Earn Black Belt Unemployment

    09/18/2011 10:46:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 19, 2011 | Katie Kieffer
    Take a look at this black belt Im wearing people. You think anyone wants a roundhouse kick to the face while I'm wearin this bad boy? Its time for unemployed Americans to embrace capitalistic martial arts. Its time to talk like Rex from Napoleon Dynamite. Its time to give socialism a roundhouse kick to the face. If you arent already one of 14 million unemployed Americans, youre probably concerned about joining them. The U.S. economy netted no new jobs in August. Zip. Zero. Zilch. Consequently, the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits in the first full week of September...
  • The Iceman Cometh by Alice Travis

    08/10/2011 2:47:11 AM PDT · by Embargo · 8 replies
    Cognitive Evolution Blog ^ | August 8, 2011 | Alice Travis
    Society will survive and law and order will prevail. And it is within the realm of possibilities that some extremists will propose draconian measures requiring, for example, that offenders be corralled in their own neighborhoods behind concrete barriers and chain linked fences. This would be a pretty ugly America.
  • Why Becoming An Entrepreneur is the Answer to Your Failed Job Searches

    07/14/2011 10:38:49 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 23 replies
    Young Entrepreneur Council via Foxnews ^ | July 14, 2011 | By Scott Gerber
    There are over 81 million young people unemployed worldwide. Not to mention tens if not hundreds of millions more that are underemployed. In the U.S., youth unemployment is just shy of 20 percent, nearly 40 percent of Gen Y has been either unemployed or underemployed at some point since December 2007 and college graduates are so poor that they are being forced to move back in with their parents and default on student loans in record numbers.
  • Unemployment among Black College Graduates

    05/07/2011 7:40:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    As graduation season rapidly approaches, black college graduates may face a greater burden in the job market than their white counterparts. Black college graduates are twice as likely to be unemployed as white college graduates. The recession has only worsened this problem. Unemployment among blacks is disproportionately higher than the rest of the population. Reasons for this trend include black students are not adequately prepared for the job market. They may have the degrees, but they lack the connections or professional skills to be successful in the workplace. Students may have the knowledge, but not the resume; or the resume,...
  • Is The Financial Sector Gobbling Up The U.S.' Would-Be Entrepreneurs?

    04/13/2011 6:49:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/13/2011
    Meet a banker today, and you can be certain that within minutes he will be complaining about the epidemic of "banker bashing." How unfair it is of politicians and media populists to blame the financial industry for the Great Recession. Don't they understand what it is the bankers bring to an economy? Not just all the financial products, which grease the wheels of global business, but also all those jobs and all that wealth. Take a drive through Greenwich, Conn., the home of the hedge fund industry, and see for yourself what a formidable service the financial sector has done...
  • Where is Freedom?

    03/02/2011 8:32:40 AM PST · by PeterPrinciple · 4 replies
    Folks, this is something I have been thinking about for a while but need some input from others.. Freedom is a relative term, so maybe the question should be: where is more freedom? My premise is that an entrepreneur wants freedom. Not all businesses are entrepreneurial as some like big govt and regulations. There have been postings here by individuals who have intentionally reduced their business and/or gone overseas. If you distil their actions down to the core, I believe they want freedom. Freedom to risk, fail, learn, help others, make a difference. I have presented to some economic development...
  • Regulators shut big Chicago-based bank ["a big community bank... known for its social activism"]

    08/20/2010 5:20:54 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 19 replies
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | August 20, 2010 | Marcy Gordon
    Regulators on Friday shut down a big community bank based in Chicago that has been known for its social activism but racked by financial troubles in recent months. It was the 114th U.S. bank to fail this year. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. took over ShoreBank, with $2.16 billion in assets and $1.54 billion in deposits. Urban Partnership Bank, a new institution comprised of several big Wall Street banks and a private foundation, agreed to assume ShoreBank's deposits and nearly all its assets... In an unusual move, the FDIC allowed some of ShoreBank's executives to continue running the restructured bank......
  • Indian and Chinese Entrepreneurs

    08/09/2010 11:42:02 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 4 replies
    The Entrepreneurship School ^ | 9 August, 2010. | Erik Rostad
    In 2007, a group of Georgia State students traveled to India to answer one central question – “Was the Indian government assisting or halting entrepreneurship?”Our findings were that there were plenty of opportunities to start a business in India, that the bureaucratic process often hindered the speed of a start up, and that the Indian Government’s best policy would be to get out of the way.A recent study on Entrepreneurial levels in India and China confirm these findings and added some very interesting information: Major motivation for Indian entrepreneurs is to be their own boss.Major motivation for Chinese entrepreneurs is to make...
  • Americans Wholl Never Work Again

    07/11/2010 7:30:59 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 52 replies · 1+ views
    First Things ^ | 7/8/2010 | David P. Goldman
    How many Americans will never work again? Perhaps a lot. A close look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey raises some alarming questions about the prospects of significant parts of the American population. Thirteen percent of Americans twenty-five years and over without a high school diploma were unemployed in June (down from a peak of 17.9 percent in February, but much of that decline was due to a fall in the labor force participation rate from 62.4 percent in February to 61.4 percent in June). Ten percent of workers with only a high school diploma, were unemployed...
  • Schumpeter 2.0

    06/26/2010 5:54:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    The American ^ | 06/23/10 | Richard Swedberg and Thorbjrn Knudsen
    Schumpeter 2.0 By Richard Swedberg and Thorbjrn Knudsen Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Filed under: Big Ideas, Economic Policy A great thinkers contribution not only appears in his or her finished works and arguments, but also within the rich intuitions or core ideas that underlie the arguments. During the last decade or so, the theories of Joseph Schumpeter have gone through a revival, and much attention has been devoted to his work. By now many economists and commentators value his work highly, especially what he says about entrepreneurship and creative destruction. While this work on Schumpeter is very valuable, one might...
  • Statement ... on the Visit of President Medvedev of the Russian Federation to the White House

    06/12/2010 1:38:47 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 414+ views
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | June 11, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/statement-press-secretary-visit-president-medvedev-russian-federation-white-house Home Briefing Room Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 11, 2010 Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Medvedev of the Russian Federation to the White House President Obama is pleased to welcome President Dmitriy Medvedev of the Russian Federation to the United States on June 22-24. Over the last eighteen months, the United States and Russia have made significant strides in resetting relations between our two countries in ways that advance our mutual interests. Since first meeting...
  • What Street Vendors Can Teach Us About Bootstrapping And Entrepreneurship (Learn from little guys)

    05/13/2010 10:49:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 403+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 05/13/2010
    Some people are born wealthy enough to take the massive risk which funding a new business entails. Others get seed money from brilliant pitches, luck or connections. And then, there's the rest of us. Funding a business, or more precisely, risking losing money when starting a business, is the single largest obstacle for most entrepreneurs. Even good ideas can take time to fine-tune or pan out. That's why I have the most respect for the 'street-stall entrepreneur' one finds in developing countries. This is the individual who starts out with absolutely nothing, and shamelessly sells any product they can from...
  • The U.S. Is NOT Going The Way Of Europe (We're too entrepreneurial to follow the European model)

    05/03/2010 7:10:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies · 561+ views
    Forbes ^ | 05/03/2010 | John Tamny
    There's a growing consensus, particularly on the right, that the United States is going the way of Europe. The evidence supporting such a claim is, in some ways, strong given the recent passage of "universal" health care, jobless benefits lacking an endpoint and an explosion of government spending that continues to rise in terms of GDP. Considering the increasing cost of government alone, it's perhaps easy to see how the future in some ways looks bleakly European. Happily, however, the basic supposition is a flawed one, and it's one that ignores the makeup of individuals in the U.S. To put...
  • Economic Development for Muslims

    04/29/2010 4:04:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 348+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2010 | Cal Thomas
    Unemployment in America is hovering at just below 10 percent, so President Obama hosted a "Summit on Entrepreneurship" in Washington, D.C., in an effort to boost economic development ... in Muslim nations. The president thinks more U.S. investment in Muslim lands and exchange programs that will bring Muslim women to America so they can work as interns will enhance U.S. prosperity and, thus, change Muslim attitudes about the United States. Pigs will fly first. The U.S. has been more than generous to Arab and Muslim nations in direct foreign aid, military assistance and other ways. Egypt receives about $2 billion...
  • Remarks by the President at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship

    04/29/2010 1:34:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies · 498+ views
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | April 26, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-presidential-summit-entrepreneurship Home Briefing Room Speeches & Remarks The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 26, 2010 Remarks by the President at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Washington, D.C. 6:05 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Everybody, please have a seat. Good evening, everyone, and welcome to Washington. In my life, and as President, I have had the great pleasure of visiting many of your countries, and Ive always been grateful for the warmth and the hospitality that...
  • Obama to beam message to Irish Muslim entrepreneurs

    04/25/2010 3:05:59 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 40 replies · 1,031+ views
    Obama to beam message to Irish Muslim entrepreneurs 25 April 2010 By John Burke, Public Affairs Correspondent US president Barack Obama will address Irish-Muslim businesspeople and community leaders during a two-day entrepreneurship event this week. Obamas message on the benefits and opportunities of enterprise will be broadcast over the internet from Washington to a gathering in Dublin of Irish Muslims from the worlds of trade, investments and markets. During the presidential entrepreneurship summit, the president will speak about developing closer links between the Muslim community and providing the capability and funds to develop new business and co-operative networks.
  • Obama the Entrepreneurship Expert

    03/15/2010 9:00:55 AM PDT · by ezfindit · 9 replies · 402+ views
    American Thinker via CDS ^ | 3/15/2010 | Monty Pelerin
    President-of-the-World Obama is at it again. Apparently, he feels that the problems in this country are too small for him, or else they have all been solved. His wisdom and greatness are too important to be squandered on only one nation. They must be made available to save the entire world. In his latest initiative, Obama takes Im from the government, and Im here to help you across national borders. The White House recently announced a summit on entrepreneurship to build economic ties with the Islamic world, part of President Barack Obamas outreach to Muslims. It has invited participants from...
  • Obama Calls 'Entrepreneurship Summit' With Muslims

    03/06/2010 6:19:13 PM PST · by Biggirl · 59 replies · 1,508+ views
    http://news.yahoo.com/ ^ | March 6, 2010 | Yahoo News
    WASHINGTON (AFP) The White House on Friday announced a "summit on entrepreneurship" to build economic ties with the Islamic world, part of President Barack Obama's outreach to Muslims. The White House said it has invited participants from more than 40 countries over five continents for the April 26-27 conference in Washington.
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on A New Beginning: Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship

    03/05/2010 9:47:38 PM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 419+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | March 5, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/statement-press-secretary-a-new-beginning-presidential-summit-entrepreneurship Home Briefing Room Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 05, 2010 Statement by the Press Secretary on A New Beginning: Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship President Obama, together with the Department of State and the Department of Commerce, will host the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C., on April 26 and 27. Participants from over 40 countries on 5 continents have been invited to participate. The Summit will highlight the role entrepreneurship can play in addressing...
  • Building the American Dream, One Lemonade Stand at a Time

    02/24/2010 6:35:25 PM PST · by bigbob · 2 replies · 149+ views
    Prepared For Life website ^ | January, 2010 | Prepared For Life
    Lemonade Day introduces kids to entrepreneurship! This city-wide event encourages kids to start a lemonade stand and sell their lemonade to the entire community. Schools, community groups and businesses get involved to make this all happen.
  • Job Number One: Foster Entrepreneurship (The ultimate source of job creation)

    12/04/2009 7:34:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies · 334+ views
    National Review ^ | 12/4/2009 | Rich Lowry
    The White House didnt invite the firms that will create new jobs to its job summit dominated by the CEOs of big firms, Ivy League economists, and union officials because they werent available. Many of them dont even exist yet. Our economic gospel says that small businesses create most jobs, although size doesnt matter as much as age. In a new study on job creation, the Kauffman Foundation found that from 19802005, nearly all net job creation in the United States occurred in firms less than five years old. The ultimate source of jobs is the vast, chaotic...
  • White House Announces Global Technology and Innovation Fund

    10/24/2009 2:45:50 AM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies · 1,748+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | October 23, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ___________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release October 23, 2009 White House Announces Global Technology and Innovation Fund During his speech in Cairo on June 4, the President announced that the United States would "launch a new fund to support technological development in Muslim-majority countries." As the latest step in delivering on this commitment, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation announced this week a call for proposals for a Global Technology and Innovation Fund. This fund will help catalyze and facilitate private sector investments that promote...
  • Call-Center Jobs That Pay $100K a Year

    08/28/2009 9:55:54 AM PDT · by bigbob · 14 replies · 864+ views
    Business Week ^ | 8/25/2009 | Vivek Wadhwa
    In a column a few weeks ago, I wrote about "smallsourcing" and how U.S. workers are competing for jobs that small companies haven't chosen to outsource. Some of these jobs are in the very areas where the doomsayers said the U.S. had no chance of competing, such as information technology, Web development, and graphic design. That U.S. workers have been competitive in these fields underscores my belief that the nation's workforce can be more competitive in other fields than is broadly understood.
  • Old and in the Fray: The Coming Entrepreneurship Boom (because of our aging population)

    06/17/2009 5:29:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies · 945+ views
    The American ^ | 6/16/2009 | Dane Stangler
    The United States will eventually recover from the current deep recession and then the overriding concern will become the resumption of growth. Will we return to the high growth and productivity rates of the post-1995 decade? Or, in a gloomier scenario, are we in for a sustained period of sluggish growth like what afflicted most developed countries from the early 1970s to the mid-1990s? The primary determinant of which path we take is our level of entrepreneurial activity. In terms of job creation, innovation, and productivity, entrepreneurs drive growth. A major worry is that the basic demographics of the United...
  • Koenigsegg 'confident' of Saab rescue

    06/14/2009 12:10:12 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 26 replies · 782+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 06/14/2009 | AFP/The Local
    Koenigsegg, the Swedish luxury sports carmaker set to buy Saab Automobile from US firm General Motors, is confident that the company can be rescued, the firm's co-owner said on Saturday. GM, which has now filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States, placed Saab on the market in February as part of its attempts to slim down its brand range and return to profitability. A Sveriges Television (SVT) report on Thursday said Koenigsegg and a group of Norwegian investors had signed a letter of intent to buy Saab. Brd Eker, whose holding company Eker Group holds a 49 percent stake...
  • It's official: Koenigsegg buys SAAB!

    06/11/2009 3:11:48 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 23 replies · 1,573+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 06/11/2009 | TT/The Local
    Sporty Swedish car maker Koenigsegg has teamed up with a group of Norwegian investors to buy Saab from General Motors, according to state broadcaster Sveriges Television's news show Rapport. Koenigsegg has signed a declaration of intent with regard to the purchase, with more detailed negotiations set to continue over the coming months. The sports car maker, based in ngelholm in southwest Sweden, has secured the backing of Norwegian investors, according to Rapport. Koenigsegg has long been named as one of the parties interested in snapping up the ailing Swedish auto giant. Earlier on Thursday, the Swedish trade ministry indicated that...
  • Afghan Women Learn Entrepreneurship in Panjshir Valley

    06/10/2009 4:23:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 244+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Capt. Stacie N. Shafran, USAF
    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, June 10, 2009 The fruit and vegetable bounty of Afghanistans Panjshir province may make its way to grocery stores around the world someday, thanks to a provincial reconstruction team program. For many women in the Bazarak district of Afghanistans Panjshir province, a new food-processing center provides their first opportunity to work. The women learn to process produce into jars of preserves and bottles of juice. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashton Goodman(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. A food-processing program recently introduced into the Panjshir Valley is bringing economic prosperity, education, leadership...
  • Bureaucrat scuffs dream of homeless shoe shiner

    06/04/2009 10:30:00 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 53 replies · 2,020+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/4/09 | C.W. Nevius
    He sleeps under a bridge, washes in a public bathroom and was panhandling for booze money 11 months ago, but now Larry Moore is the best-dressed shoeshine man in the city. When he gets up from his cardboard mattress, he puts on a coat and tie. It's a reminder of how he has turned things around. In fact, until last week it looked like Moore was going to have saved enough money to rent a room and get off the street for the first time in six years. But then, in a breathtakingly clueless move, an official for the Department...
  • Tibco Software Founder Talks of Recovery at TieCon event

    05/16/2009 3:05:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 233+ views
    VentureBeat ^ | MAY 15TH, 2009 | DEAN TAKAHASHI
    Tibco Software chief executive Vivek Ranadive said the worst of the tech recession is behind us as he addressed the TieCon conference — an annual event in Silicon Valley heavily attended by the South Asian, venture capital and entrepreneur communities. Palo Alto, Calif.-based Tibco, a company with market value of $1.1 billion, makes software that gives real-time insight into the operations of a company and thus it has insight into the enterprise market, which has been pummeled by the recession during the last couple of quarters. Echoing other optimists such as Intel CEO Paul Otellini and Cisco CEO John Chambers,...
  • Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity by State 2008 (Where does your state rank?)

    05/08/2009 1:23:37 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 9 replies · 686+ views
    Kauffman Foundation ^ | April 2009 | Robert W. Fairlie
  • An Entrepreneur Stimulus Plan

    03/08/2009 3:22:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 574+ views
    Forbes ^ | 03.06.09 | Sramana Mitra
    I haven't spent this much time thinking about economics since college, when it was my second major. I have dedicated the last 15 years primarily to my first major, computer science, and my first love, entrepreneurship. But that has changed in the last six months, although my primary concern still remains entrepreneurship. I was invited by Tim Kane and Bob Litan of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the world's largest foundation dedicated exclusively to the cause of promoting and fostering entrepreneurship, to a small conference of economics bloggers held in Kansas City recently. About 30 of us spent a stimulating...
  • Entrepreneurs Can Lead Us Out of the Crisis

    02/24/2009 9:45:37 AM PST · by giant sable · 39 replies · 1,034+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 24, 2009 | Tom Hayes & Michael S. Malone
    The passage of the $787 billion stimulus bill has so far failed to stimulate anything but greater market pessimism. This suggests to us that the strategy behind the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act is wrong -- and worse, that the weapons it is using to fight the recession are obsolete.