There are a lot of ways to measure the strength of the economy but most of the measures you hear about in the financial news media are unimportant to you, the everyday consumer and entrepreneur. Strange acronyms like CPI indexes help very little when you’re deciding whether this is the year to open your business.
When you dreamed of starting a business was there a problem you were trying to solve or was your future business startup a franchise or other existing model? According to the Kauffman Foundation, the largest foundation in the world dedicated to supporting entrepreneurial growth, almost half of all business startups are founded by “user entrepreneurs.” […]
Washington is still looking for ways to spur more small business growth. So far, all of the attempts have done little to produce a measurable uptick in the amount of small businesses not only opening their doors but also hiring new workers.
If there were a competition to find the world’s most innovative business startup, small businesses all over the world would likely be very interested in seeing what a company so game changing looked like. You would probably think that it was a pharmaceutical company that invented a cure for a disease or an energy company who […]
This week we have been highlighting some of the small business startups chosen as the top 50 finalists in the Startup Open competition sponsored in part by the Kauffman Foundation. If you missed part one of the series, you can read that by clicking here. The top 50 winners will head to global entrepreneur week where […]
Each year as part of the Kauffman Foundation sponsored global entrepreneur week, a contest is held to highlight the best up and coming business startups. Startup Open recently named the 50 finalists who with compete for the top prizes including a trip to the Global Entrepreneur Congress where they will present their business to a […]
You want to start a business but two problems come to mind: You don’t know all of the state and fderal government requirements and you don’t have the funds to hire an attorney to take you through it. The National Association for the Self Employed (NASE) wants to help you with their Startup Kit.
It’s an awfully big undertaking to go in to alone. In fact, most entrepreneurs open the doors of their business with product or service knowledge but what they lack is the knowledge to run a business. They might be master plumbers but don’t know how to market the business. They may be computer geniuses but […]