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‘Flesh and blood robots for Amazon’: They raid clearance aisles and resell it all online for a profit - The Washington Post
The retail giant hasn’t shied away from promoting its small businesses: In 2018, the number of small and medium-size businesses that passed $1 million in sales in Amazon stores worldwide grew by 20 percent. Third-party sales are growing at a faster rate than first-party sales online, the company said last month.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  e-commmerce  ecommerce  small-business  retail  retail-industry 
5 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Six Emerging Startup Ecosystems in the United States - Startup Genome
Startups in Springfield (MA) sell to global markets at a surprisingly high rate. Founders in Albuquerque and New Orleans enjoy supportive local cultures. Reno and Fresno welcome entrepreneurs from elsewhere. Hartford has high shares of female and immigrant founders.
small-business  startup  innovation-hubs  Metros  Around-the-web  this-week-440 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
Can the U.S. Keep Its High-Tech Edge? - WSJ
America still leads the world in innovative start-ups, but other countries are gaining fast. If we don’t act, the next big thing will come from Beijing or Berlin.
startup  competitiveness  Around-the-web  small-business  this-week-439-top 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
U.S. Small-Business Owners' Optimism at Record High - Gallup
U.S. small-business owners are more optimistic now than at any point in the 15-year history of the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index. In the latest quarterly survey, which measures small-business owners' attitudes about a wide variety of factors affecting their businesses, the overall index score is +118. This is higher than prior 2018 measures -- with Quarter 2, 2018, at +106 and Quarter 1 at +107. The index now sits just above the record-high +114 from 2006.
small-business  economic-indicator-reports  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  this-week-433 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
‘We Are at the Limit’: Trump’s Tariffs Turn Small Businesses Upside Down - WSJ
They lack the wiggle room to absorb cost increases or shift production, and many are re-evaluating plans and strategies.
small-business  small-manufacturing  tariffs  trade-agreements  Around-the-web  this-week-432  insider-12-17-2018 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Automation is hitting small US businesses, and (surprise!) it’s not all bad - MIT Technology Review
Automation is bringing change to businesses large and small. We sat down with Liz Reynolds, executive director of MIT’s Work of the Future task force, to see how her research brings her in touch with small companies in the US that are already feeling the impact of robotics and AI.
automation  advanced-manufacturing  small-business  AI  industry4.0  Around-the-web  this-week-427  workforce-mobility  rural-economic-development 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
Can A Small Giants Philosophy Help Revitalize American Manufacturing?
Their approach was risky yet strategic: P1 would take the long-view by investing in millennials and new technologies, like thermal and hydro-generation manufacturing. David started small and focused on finding the right people, achieving world-class production, and delivering excellent service. As they grew, he repeatedly turned down offers from private equity investors. David was singularly focused on doing whatever it would take to realize his vision.
small-manufacturing  small-business  u.s.-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  capital-access  new-york  Around-the-web  this-week-426 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
PDF: Small Business Development Impact Investing White Paper - CDFA
One of the largest challenges faced by small businesses has always been and continues to be access to capital in order to operate, grow and create jobs. While the nation is recovering from the recession, the availability of capital for small businesses has generally not recovered. This is due to the sluggishness of the economic recovery and the decline in the number and activity of community banks (a major source of small business expansion capital). The FDIC estimates that 53% of small businesses get their loans from community banks, yet the number of such banks declined by 28% between 2000 and 2014.
capital-access  small-business  small-manufacturing  government-policy  public-private-partnerships  venturecapital  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-423 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon Ranks Top Entrepreneurial States Amid Push for New Headquarters - US News
As Amazon continues to seek a prime location for its second headquarters – receiving promises of lucrative tax incentives along the way – the e-commerce behemoth on Tuesday named Utah the most entrepreneurial state in the country.
small-business  ranking  state-rankings  Around-the-web  amazon  HQ2  this-week-423 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
From Bezos to Walton, Big Investors Back Fund for ‘Flyover’ Start-Ups - The New York Times
The idea — far grander than the money itself, which is only $150 million to start, pocket money for most of the investors — was to assemble a dream team and create a network effect for entrepreneurs in the middle of the country to align with the biggest names in business.
capital-access  small-business  midwest  regional-reports  startup  venturecapital  Around-the-web  this-week-406 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Trump's Policies Are Already Sending Jobs to Canada - WIRED
Politicians like to talk about small businesses being the lifeblood of the American economy. But the truth is that it’s not small businesses but young businesses that are creating the most jobs.
entrepreneurship  startup  Around-the-web  Matt  canada  location-canada  jobs  tech  small-business  trump  government-policy  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
What makes San Francisco so innovative? - JLL Real Views
It’s part of the world’s most well-known innovation ecosystem where tech start-ups with the next big idea rub shoulders with market leading tech giants. Creativity isn’t limited to the office; it also spills on to the streets to create a diverse cultural scene.

So what is it about San Francisco that makes the city so innovative?
san-francisco  Metros  innovation-hubs  high-tech  silicon-valley  startup  small-business  Around-the-web  this-week-392 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
USDA Announces Support for Small Businesses Innovators - National Institute of Food and Agriculture
The Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) is coordinated by the Small Business Administration and administered by 11 federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), to encourage domestic small businesses to engage in high-growth research and development that has the potential for commercialization and could lead to significant public benefit.
basic-research  research&development  small-business  innovation  rural-economic-development  agribusiness  Around-the-web  this-week-391  government-policy 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Small Businesses Get Boost With "Project 500" Expansion - NBC4 Washington
"Project 500" initially helped business owners in low-income, high-unemployment areas of D.C., but Tuesday the program expanded nationwide and will be known as "Ascend 2020."
this-week-388  Around-the-web  Matt  small-business 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Detroit’s big bet on small business - Brookings Institution
As Detroit bounces back from municipal bankruptcy, regional leaders are also betting that small businesses can help fuel a recovery that extends to neighborhoods and entrepreneurs historically disconnected from regional growth.
Metros  economic-development-news  detroit  economic-recovery  startup  small-business  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-387 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Startup Activity Swings Upward for Third Consecutive Year, Annual Kauffman Index Reports - Kauffman.org
In addition to national Startup Activity trends, the Startup Index looks at activity in all 50 states and the 40 largest U.S. metropolitan areas.

Among the largest states, these five had the highest startup activity in 2017: California, Texas, Florida, Arizona and Colorado.

Among the 25 smaller states, these five had the highest startup activity in 2017: Oklahoma, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Nevada.

The five metropolitan areas with the highest startup activity were, in order: Miami, Austin, Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas.
Around-the-web  this-week-387  startup  ranking  Metros  state-rankings  small-business 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
A Change of Scenery for Startups - Bloomberg
Sometimes significant news doesn’t make much of a splash, and that was the case for a major transaction last week. PetSmart Inc. announced the acquisition of Chewy.com LLC for $3.35 billion, the largest e-commerce deal ever. Also notable is that Chewy.com, which sells pet products online, is based near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, rather than San Francisco or Seattle or New York.
startup  Around-the-web  small-business  Metros  leading-locations  corporate-headquarters  this-week-385 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Wolf Administration Approves $15 Million to Support 263 Early-Stage, Technology-Oriented Businesses and Entrepreneurs - PA Department of Community & Economic Development
Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today announced the approval of $15 million in tax credits to support 263 early-stage companies through the Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) Program.
government-policy  taxes-incentives  Pennsylvania  small-business  startup  Around-the-web  this-week-374  economic-development-news 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Five ways startups, innovators could benefit from Gov. Baker's economic development bill - Boston Business Journal
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has signed a $1 billion economic development bill into law that is expected to have wide-ranging impacts on the Bay State's startup and innovation economy.
government-policy  economic-development-news  regional-reports  Massachusetts  taxes-incentives  small-business  angel-investment  capital-access  healthcare-industry  Around-the-web 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Immigrants Play a Disproportionate Role in American Entrepreneurship - HBR
With many places looking to stoke economic growth, state and local governments have clamored to launch initiatives to attract more immigrant entrepreneurs, hoping they will found businesses and create more jobs. Globally, many countries are doing the same — for example, Chile pays overseas entrepreneurs to come visit for six months through its Start-Up Chile program, as a way to build global bridges and foster an entrepreneurial culture at home.

But to harness immigrant entrepreneurship for better growth and job creation, we need more hard facts.
startup-visa  h-1b  small-business  government-policy  immigration-reform  Around-the-web  this-week-369 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
New MIT innovation hub takes on world’s biggest challenges - The Boston Globe
This week, MIT is launching a separate entity called The Engine. From its headquarters a few blocks from our campus, it will offer tough-tech innovators a distinctive package of “patient capital,” affordable local space, access to highly specialized equipment, streamlined legal and business services, and technical expertise, from prototype to scale-up.
business-incubators  research-commercialization  startup  small-business  Around-the-web  this-week-368 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
The Metro Areas With More New Businesses - GOVERNING
Younger businesses and startups are often key to fueling future economic growth, so considering the age of employers can provide valuable insight into a local economy.
this-week-363  Around-the-web  Matt  Metros  startup  small-business  jobs 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Innovation economy isn’t enough for growth - The Seattle Times
Local merchant banker tells Senate committee that Congress need to act because many startups face difficulties in raising money and new business formation has declined.
capital-access  small-business  government-policy  business-climate  startup  seattle  Around-the-web  this-week-360 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Bills would restore tax credit for angel investors - Crain's Detroit Business
Early-stage companies are defined as those in business fewer than five years — less than 10 if spun off from a university — with fewer than 100 employees and valued at less than $10 million. They also have to be headquartered in Michigan, with most of their employees working here.
capital-access  small-business  startup  Michigan  regional-reports  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-360 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
State Funding For 'Innovation Places' Hopes To Promote Business, Job Growth - Hartford Courant
Looking for ways to kick-start the state's slow-growth economy, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the General Assembly enacted legislation establishing competitive grant funding to create so-called innovation places, linking institutions such as colleges, universities and hospitals with entrepreneurs, small-business owners and others. The goal is to draw investment, promote new businesses and stoke job growth.
government-policy  small-business  connecticut  regional-reports  startup  innovation-hubs  Around-the-web  this-week-360 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Small Business Tax Index 2016: Best to Worst State Tax Systems for Entrepreneurship and Small Business - SBE Council
Among the states, some are situated well from a competitive tax standpoint, with others moving in the right direction. Consider that compared to last year’s report, 11 states have improved their tax climates by reducing their personal or corporate income tax rates, or eliminating their death tax.
taxes-incentives  corporate-tax  STUDIES  cost-of-doing-business  small-business  Around-the-web  this-week-356  state-rankings 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Why the Maker Movement Matters: Part 1, the Tools Revolution - The Atlantic
Just like the internet before it, the Maker Movement is revolutionizing manufacturing, with implications for startups and jobs.
additive-manufacturing  3D-printing  u.s.-manufacturing  small-manufacturing  small-business  startup  Around-the-web  this-week-354 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
How technology is changing manufacturing - Brookings Institution
Small firms are particularly at risk. They create many of the jobs in the United States, but it is hard for them to achieve the economies of scale and productivity boosts of advanced manufacturing. High upfront costs make it difficult to adopt the latest technologies and compete for workers with the most advanced skills.
small-business  small-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  robotics-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-354 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Cuba: Small businesses to be allowed to privatize - Orlando Sentinel
Cuba announced Tuesday that it will legalize small and medium-sized private businesses, a move that could significantly expand the space allowed for private enterprise in one of the world's last communist countries.
this-week-354  small-business  Around-the-web  Matt  cuba 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Why the R&D tax credit is now better than ever - Jacksonville Business Journal
Many business owners think only large companies conducting groundbreaking research can claim the federal R&D tax credit, or that it’s simply too difficult to qualify.

Wrong!

In fact, new changes to the valuable credit are making it easier than ever for startups as well as small and medium-sized companies to benefit.
taxes-incentives  small-business  research&development  research-commercialization  research&development-tax-credit  this-week-346  Around-the-web 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
U.S Venture Capital Investment Spanned 133 MSAs in 2015 - NVCA
With the entrepreneurial ecosystem expanding from coast to coast, venture investors deployed capital to 3,662 companies located in 133 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) in 2015, according to the MoneyTree™ Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data from Thomson Reuters.
venturecapital  small-business  startup  Metros  ranking  leading-locations  Around-the-web  this-week-345 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Entrepreneurs Take On Manufacturing - HBR
Just as with software 15 years ago, start-up manufacturing is beginning to graduate to the bigger time. New tools, resources, and intermediaries are allowing a new generation of serious entrepreneurs to begin to bridge the worlds of hacker space and industry. As a result, software-enabled manufacturing start-ups are poised to have a large economic impact.
small-business  small-manufacturing  startup  capital-access  internet-of-things  3D-printing  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-343-top 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Boston Chamber looks to build ties to innovation community - The Boston Globe
The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce is one of the most influential business groups in the state, but it has largely missed out on one of the fastest-growing segments of the local economy: the startup and venture capital communities.
Boston  small-business  industry-organizations  economic-development-news  startup  Around-the-web  this-week-337 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship Series - Kauffman.org
The Main Street Entrepreneurship report shows that small businesses activity in the United States was on the rise in 2015, reversing a six-year downward trend. Though small businesses activity is increasing, activity has just surpassed pre-recession levels on some measures and collectively remains just above the historical norm.
economic-indicator-reports  small-business  Around-the-web  this-week-336  industry-organizations 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Berlin Develops as Business Hub - WSJ
New-economy firms, such as Rocket Internet, join sizable manufacturers in German capital
Metros  high-tech  germany  berlin  Around-the-web  this-week-336  small-business  innovation-hubs 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Main Street Entrepreneurship Reports - Kauffman.org
Small business activity is on the rise 38 of the top 40 largest metropolitan areas. The top five metropolitan areas for small business activity as measured by the Index were New York, Boston, Providence, San Francisco and Portland. Small business activity is on the rise in 49 of the 50 U.S. states. Among the 25 largest states, the five states with the highest activity were Minnesota, Colorado, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey.
small-business  ranking  STUDIES  Metros  state-rankings  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-333 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Smaller Cities Vie to Be the Next Silicon Valley - Stateline - The Pew Charitable Trusts
Cities and states across the country are trying to promote entrepreneurship, especially in technology. With dreams of becoming the next Silicon Valley — or at least something like it — they are providing money and expertise to startups and clustering tech companies in millennial-friendly neighborhoods.
silicon-valley  Metros  small-business  innovation-hubs  high-tech  industry-clusters  startup  Around-the-web  this-week-332-top 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Canada’s cities need a venture capital revolution - Toronto Star
Canada continues to lag far behind the U.S. and other leading nations in startups and venture capital — but it doesn’t need to be that way.
small-business  canada  venturecapital  Metros  Around-the-web  this-week-331 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Entrepreneurship: The Future of Cities - Gallup
Demographic trends show that by 2050, a majority of the world's population will be concentrated in cities. This emerging trend means city leaders are going to have to start creating new strategies for their economic ecosystems -- and fast.
demographics  Metros  urban-planning  entrepreneurship  small-business  Around-the-web  this-week-329 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Economic Development Incentives for Small Companies Benefit Big Businesses - CityLab
States say they want to help independent businesses, but large companies take the majority of the dollars.
Around-the-web  this-week-328  small-business  taxes-incentives  Matt 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
The Challenge of Shared Prosperity - U.S. Competitiveness - Harvard Business School
In the 2015 survey on U.S. competitiveness, HBS alumni weigh in on the current state and future trajectory of U.S. competitiveness as well as the structural strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. business environment. In addition, alumni delve deeper into two aspects of competitiveness: the health of entrepreneurship in the U.S. and business leaders’ views on shared prosperity.
competitiveness  small-business  business-climate  economic-forecast  executive-surveys  STUDIES  Around-the-web  this-week-326  sfp-insider-123 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
The Rise Of Entrepreneurial Communities - TechCrunch
This summer, as Chairman of the House Small Business Committee, I had the opportunity to honor an innovative business accelerator called First Batch. This isn’t your typical business accelerator. First Batch is a product accelerator in my hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, that focuses on helping entrepreneurs and makers bring physical products to market. It’s a great resource supporting the intersection of technology and manufacturing, and it’s another example of the resources communities are using to build entrepreneurial ecosystems.
innovation-hubs  small-business  government-policy  Cincinnati  Around-the-web  Metros  this-week-325  high-tech  business-accelerators  capital-access  business-climate 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
5 Ingredients for Building Rural Economies - Governing
A program in Washington state is finding ways to ease the way for local entrepreneurs and startups.
startup  small-business  rural-economic-development  Around-the-web  this-week-323  Washington 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Etsy Opens To Manufacturing - TechCrunch
Taking another step away from being a marketplace known only for “handcrafted” goods to instead focus more broadly on enabling smaller sellers to scale their businesses, online marketplace Etsy has announced it’s launching a new program called Etsy Manufacturing. The service will connect sellers with Etsy-approved manufacturers to help them source production assistance as needed.
small-manufacturing  small-business  Around-the-web  ecommerce  this-week-322 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
What moves an economy forward? - Minnesota Public Radio News
Listening to public radio news and reading media stories, you would think that taxes, money and government debt are the key determinants of America's economic health. Understandable, but wrong. Fiscal and monetary policy matter, of course. But their impact on the economy's dynamism pales in comparison to the effects of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial risk-taking.
economic-analysis  economy  competitiveness  innovation  small-business  Around-the-web  this-week-320 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
State Small Business Credit Initiative: A Summary of States'2014 Annual Reports - The U.S. Department of The Treasury
SSBCI was created by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 to support private lending and investing in small businesses. From 2011 through 2014, States reported that they had expended $864 million in SSBCI funds which, in turn, supported over 12,400 private sector loans or investments to small businesses totaling $6.4 billion.
small-business  capital-access  economic-development-vc  government-policy  this-week-315  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Majority of U.S. States See Resurgence of Startup Activity in 2015, According to Annual Kauffman Foundation Report - Kauffman.org
New business creation also rose in nearly half of the nation’s 40 largest metro areas, with startup activity largely clustered in western and southern cities,
startup  small-business  Metros  economic-indicator-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-308 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Veteran-Owned Small Company Aims to 'Bring Manufacturing Back to the USA' - StateCollege.com
“As it turns out, if you build a quality product and deliver it when you say you’re going to, then people will keep making orders."
That simple equation – quality plus reliability – seems to be the secret to the rapid growth of Homeland Manufacturing Services.
u.s.-manufacturing  small-manufacturing  small-business  Pennsylvania  this-week-307  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
10 Best States for Starting a Business - Entrepreneur
Maryland, Colorado and Virginia are the three states most supportive of innovation, according to the fourth annual Enterprising States report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
startup  entrepreneurship  ranking  state-rankings  small-business  this-week-304  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Philadelphia is a hive of innovation activity. How can we cross-pollinate across all business sectors, including technology and manufacturing. - Philadelphia Business Journal
Philadelphia has the ability to rewrite the rules on collaborative innovation. While knowledge used to be power, it is now knowledge-sharing that can create a long-term, sustainable ecosystem of growth.
Philadelphia  Metros  innovation-hubs  collabarative-workspace  small-business  this-week-304  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Four Indicators to Assess Local Ecosystem Vibrancy - Kauffman.org
With the rise of entrepreneurial ecosystems – elements within a community that support firm formation and growth – how can local leaders measure success?
this-week-298  around-the-web  small-business  startup  innovation-hubs  startup-ecosystems  studies  industry-organizations 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Where’s America’s Entrepreneurial Economy? - Governing
Despite many perceptions, entrepreneurship and self-employment have been on the decline for years, especially among Millennials.
millennials  demographics  entrepreneurship  competitiveness  small-business  this-week-295  around-the-web 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Are tech cities the real drivers behind entrepreneurship, innovation? ventureburn
Can purpose-built technology cities turn regions in emerging economies into the next Silicon Valley? This is what some may be asking after plans by Russia and now Kenya to boost their startup scenes through massive hub cities have recently come under fire.
silicon-valley  urban-planning  innovation-hubs  economic-development-vc  high-tech  small-business  startup  innovation  this-week-294  around-the-web  metros 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Ranking Each State By Tech Exits, Where Does Your State Stack Up? - CB Insights
Somewhat surprisingly, Florida beat out the tech hubs of Washington and Illinois with the exits of Prolexic Technologies and BlueKite. Maine, Arkansas, and Kentucky entered the rankings in 2014 after being shut out in 2013.
small-business  high-tech  venturecapital  state-rankings  this-week-294  around-the-web 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
US manufacturing: the rise of the niche manufacturer - BBC News
According to the US Census Bureau, over 75% of US manufacturing firms employ 20 or fewer employees. Although these firms make up only 9% of US manufacturing jobs, they are by and large the types of businesses that have been growing and creating jobs since the recession.
economic-indicator-reports-analysis  small-business  u.s.-manufacturing  small-manufacturing  niche-manufacturing  around-the-web  this-week-293-top 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Kauffman-Funded Research Measures How Taxes Affect Investment Incentives for Startups and Innovative Firms - Kauffman.org
The research examines how several tax incentives try to encourage investment in research and development and by small businesses. However, those advantages are weakened, and sometimes eliminated, for two main reasons: first, because businesses that invest in new ideas rely more on higher-taxed equity than do firms that focus on tangible investment; and, second, because startups are often limited in their ability to use tax deductions and credits. These limits can more than offset the benefit from tax incentives.
small-business  taxes-incentives  government-policy  studies  research&development  r&d-tax-credit  this-week-292  around-the-web 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
18 more companies join START-UP NY tax-free zones - syracuse.com
Eighteen more companies have joined the state's START-UP NY tax free zones and have committed to creating 295 jobs and investing $12 million in the state. Under the START-UP NY program, start-up companies that are affiliated with state colleges and universities and commit to creating new jobs can operate free of state and local taxes for 10 years.
economic-development-news  new-york  government-policy  startup  small-business  taxes-incentives  this-week-290  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
The Remedy to America's Stalled Startup Activity: Immigration Reform - Dane Stangler, vice president of Research & Policy, Kauffman Foundation - Forbes
Pick up almost any academic paper on immigrant entrepreneurship and you will find a sentence that says something like this: A substantial body of research finds that immigrants have higher rates of business ownership than native-born Americans.
entrepreneurship  small-business  startup  startup-visa  immigration-reform  this-week-290  around-the-web  h-1b 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Massachusetts Adopts Intrastate Crowdfunding Rules, Effective Immediately - The National Law Review
The Massachusetts Securities Division has recently joined a number of other states in adopting a “crowdfunding” exemption from securities registration requirements for certain offerings made within the Commonwealth, with the stated purpose of enabling startups and entrepreneurs to more easily use the Internet to raise capital.  Adopted as an emergency regulation that took effect immediately, the exemption permits companies that are incorporated in Massachusetts to raise capital from Massachusetts investors.
Massachusetts  government-policy  startup  small-business  capital-access  crowd-funding  this-week-290  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
The 14 Best Startup Cities in America - Popular Mechanics
No disrespect to San Francisco or Brooklyn, but we wanted to identify the next wave of cities building an ecosystem to turn innovators into entrepreneurs.
automotive-industry  small-business  startup  ranking  metros  this-week-289  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Chattanooga Is First Mid-Size City To Designate An Innovation District - Chattanoogan.com
Much like those in larger cities, the Chattanooga Innovation District will include a catalytic mix of startup businesses, business incubators and accelerators alongside other innovation economy generators and amenities available in a dense, walkable urban core.
chattanooga  tennessee  innovation-hubs  government-policy  small-business  business-incubators  business-accelerators  startup  around-the-web  this-week-289 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Midwest Manufacturing Town Racine Adds Startup Accelerator - Xconomy
As America’s heartland tries to reduce its reliance on traditional manufacturing, small cities are starting to follow the lead of their bigger counterparts by investing in programs aimed at boosting entrepreneurship in tech and other industries.
regional-reports  high-tech  small-business  business-incubators  midwest  wisconsin  this-week-285  around-the-web 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
The Next Silicon Valley - CB Insights
Beijing and Tokyo are some of tech's fastest growing markets in terms of deal growth. Is one of them the next Silicon Valley?
venturecapital  small-business  high-tech  silicon-valley  industry-clusters  innovation-hubs  capital-access  small-manufacturing  studies  this-week-284  around-the-web 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
Useful Stats: Business Survival Rate by State, 2003-2013 - SSTI
Nationally, 610,082 businesses were established in the United States in 2003. Of these businesses, 226,809 (37.17%) survived until 2013. A state by state look yields interesting results about which states’ businesses faired the best throughout this 10-year time period.
small-business  startup  economic-indicator-reports  maps  this-week-281  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Stop Confusing Small Businesses and Startups - Voice of San Diego
The words “startup” and “small business” seem interchangeable enough – startups often start out small, after all – except they’re not.
around-the-web  small-business  matt  startup 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Entrepreneurship Index shows Prairie catching up - Silicon Prairie News
Economists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln published the results of their annual State Entrepreneurship Index last week. Though co-author Eric Thompson admitted the index reinforces a long-standing bias toward the east and west coasts, he said Prairie states like Iowa and Nebraska ranked well.
studies  ranking  entrepreneurship  small-business  state-rankings  this-week-275  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Entrepreneurship is on the decline in America — but it will turn around soon - Vox
The story about aging is so well-known that people tend to neglect this sub-trend of the youth bulge. But right now we're at a moment where a lot of inexperienced workers are entering the labor market, and 10 to 20 years from now we'll be in a moment when a lot of experienced workers are founding new businesses. But for the past 10 years, we've been seeing a demographic trend that's unfavorable to entrepreneurship.
small-business  entrepreneurship  this-week-273  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Small Business, Big Investment: JPMorgan Chase & Co. Announces $30 Million to Help Entrepreneur Networks
New research shows high-performing small business "clusters" grew faster and added more jobs than other businesses in major U.S. metro areas
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july 2014 by areadevelopment
First Person: A Tire Giant Helps Grow Small Business
Forming positive relationships with the communities in which they are located is important for companies, large and small. These relationships foster further economic growth within the host communities. With that in mind, Area Development’s editor recently interviewed John Tully, the director of Michelin Development, formed specifically to offer support to new small and medium-size businesses.
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july 2014 by areadevelopment
How to Relocate Your Business - Entrepreneur.com
Running out of space? In an area that's headed downhill? Need an upgrade? It might be time to move your business to another location.
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july 2014 by areadevelopment
Surprise Change To R&D Tax Credit Rules Is Big Help For Small Business - Forbes.com
It is a rare day that small and medium business owners view news from the IRS and Treasury as a good thing.  Today is different – different in a big way.
small-business  research&development  this-week-266  around-the-web  government-policy  taxes-incentives 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
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