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FACT SHEET: The United States’ Investment in Emerging Global Entrepreneurs

Today, as global entrepreneurs gathered for an event at the White House, President Obama announced several steps to increase support for emerging entrepreneurs here in the United States and around the world.  First, the President made investing in women and youth entrepreneurs the top priority for his Administration’s global entrepreneurship programs.  Second, ahead of his

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‘Winter is coming’ to the tech sector: Eric Ries

Through his 2011 bestseller The Lean Startup, technology entrepreneur Eric Ries has changed the way the world looks at business formation by turning rapid, agile deployment and “customer development” into Priority 1 activities. Recently I interviewed Ries on stage, via video feed from his home in California, on behalf of the Discovery 2015 conference hosted

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Guest Column: City should embrace entrepreneurship in all its varied forms

Small businesses create two out of every three net new jobs in the United States. Yet they’re often subjected to a laundry list of regulations that make basic operation unnecessarily difficult or costly. Established under the guise of health and safety, these regulations, in actuality, create barriers to entry, diminish competition, stifle job creation and

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Use the Metrics That Really Matter in Your Business

Gross profit. Sales revenue. Cash on hand. All of these are important metrics, but they may not be the most important metrics for your business. When I start working with a new client, I always ask which metrics they track on a frequent basis. I’m often surprised that most people only track a handful, such

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Is A Degree In Entrepreneurship Worth It?

Over the past three years I have been teaching Entrepreneurship at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. I see 100 new students come through my class each year, and almost all of them ask me if getting a degree is worth it. The answer is that it really depends on you. Today, you can get both an

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Why Schools Should Teach Entrepreneurship

While society innovates, our K-12 schools have remained stagnant. As a result, they are not graduating the doers, makers and cutting-edge thinkers the world needs. Certainly, some public and private schools are modernizing — having students work in groups to solve problems, learn online and integrate science with the arts. But most institutions do not teach what should

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