Tag: policy

Can the Collaborative Economy Fix Climate Change?

Peers Inc

In the not so distant past, people needing a car had just two options. They could either buy an entire car (a purchase that accounts for 17 percent of the typical American budget) or they could rent one in 24-hour bundles. Both cases were mismatched between the driver’s needs—for example commuting, or hauling a large…

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A Worthless, Impossible, & Stupid Recipe for Policy Success

Daniel Isenberg

Can an inspirational story catalyze a business or kick-start a career? Yes, argues Babson Executive Education professor and author Daniel Isenberg. With Worthless, Impossible, and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value, Isenberg has broken the traditional business book mold. Instead of case studies and statistics, he highlights the personal stories of 26…

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Mapping the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Entrepreneurial Spirit

What makes certain places more entrepreneurial than others? Why do some regions and cities have relatively high startup rates, such as Atlanta and Los Angeles, whereas others, for example greater Philadelphia, have considerably lower rates? And, how can cities foster an entrepreneurial spirit, for example the way Boston has? These are fascinating questions, especially since…

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Entrepreneur-Friendly Immigration Reform

Immigration Reform: Startup Act 3.0

Steve Case must be an optimist. The co-founder of America Online and current CEO of blue-chip venture firm Revolution LLC thinks a bipartisan majority in Congress will pass immigration reform this year … or at least the targeted reform of Startup Act 3.0 (pdf), a bill designed to keep the best of foreign-born brains and talent…

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The Fine Print on Job Creators: Part III


Editor’s Note: This post is part of our ongoing series on job creators. In Part III, we discuss how to measure job creation when it’s a moving target, and the effect policy in one area (healthcare) has on another (job creation). Job Creation in a Dynamic Economy America’s economy creates and destroys jobs all the…

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The Fine Print on Job Creators: Part II

job creators

Editor’s Note: This post is part of our ongoing series on job creators. What follows in Part II is a waist-deep wade through which businesses, in terms of industry and size, are creating the most jobs today. SOME OFFICIAL STATISTICS WARNING: This article contains data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. All data represent a…

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Boston Rising: Uncovering the Hub’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Boston Innovation District

Boston proudly leads the nation in higher education, health care, and life science innovation. While Silicon Valley has earned its reputation as the hub of startup activity, Boston’s entrepreneurship ecosystem is steadily growing and thriving. According to a report from the National Venture Capital Association, Massachusetts entrepreneurs received more than $3 billion in funding in…

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Opportunity Focus: Corporate Suppliers

Moving Mountains

The most inspiring business idea goes exactly nowhere without customers, and for business-to-business (B2B) services, that means persuading someone to part with corporate money. The dream of a small business owner is an anchor client, a corporate customer that provides steady sales. Cracking into the vendor universe of a large corporation can increase revenue an…

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The Fine Print on Job Creators: Part I

Group of businesspeople meeting in office

Who is a job creator? The term has become a political Rorschach test—it means what the speaker says it means to support his or her policy beliefs. Those who run America’s 8.7 million private-sector businesses are commonly the job creators of political discourse. Within that broadest of definitions, however, there’s evidence to support a plethora…

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