Tag: the economy

The Key to Economic Growth? Local Entrepreneurship

Daniel Isenberg

Can entrepreneurship save economies? The answer is yes, says Daniel Isenberg. In fact, fostering entrepreneurship has helped stimulate economic development around the world. It starts with how you define it. “When talking about the impact of entrepreneurship on economies you must define entrepreneurship as the rapid growth of local firms,” said Isenberg. “When you use…

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Growing the Maker Movement at American Field

For entrepreneur Mark Bollman, the concept of American Made isn’t a trend or a passing fad. It’s a movement. It’s about the makers, artisans, and crafters creating the highest-quality goods on the market. It’s about consumers valuing the artistry and the values behind the goods they buy. And, it’s about making purchasing decisions that have…

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Changing the Status Quo in Venture Capital

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Imagine you’re one of the founding executives at a promising new software company. You’ve already built and sold two other companies, gaining valuable experience and skills. Together with your co-founders, you’ve steered this company to early success—it’s enjoying sustained growth, robust sales, and a strong valuation in the marketplace. Your office space is in a…

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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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Accounting for Entrepreneurship Inside

PWC Press Release

Entrepreneurship and accounting are rarely, if ever, discussed together in the same sentence. PricewaterhouseCoopers, with more than 180,000 employees spread across 158 countries, is happy to change that perception. With clients all around the world that are themselves changing every single day and an average employee age of 29, quick thinking and adaptability are just…

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Big Business, Startup Mentality

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Large corporations find it difficult to innovate. For all their advantages—access to capital, existing customer relationships, patents, strong operations that can bring ideas to marketplace quickly, and more—big companies are notoriously slow to come up with curve-jumping products and services. Only three of Fast Company’s top 10 “Most Innovative Companies” this year are big global…

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Amplifying Impact with AltruHelp

AltruHelp

Mathew Paisner is not your average social innovator. To start with, he began his career at Oppenheimer Funds, where he helped oversee its $20 billion taxable fixed income mutual fund product line. Not yet 30 years old and armed with a background in finance, an MBA, and a Lewis Institute Changemaker Award, Paisner now heads…

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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

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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

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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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