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Changing Capital: Emerging Trends in Entrepreneurial Finance

Capital is obviously vital to entrepreneurs, and the sources and types of capital available to them are changing. The gaps that exist between investors and entrepreneurs have narrowed due to networks created by new technologies. Easier communication has created new ways for investors to aggregate and deploy capital. Furthermore, the transaction costs of capital formation …
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First-Ever Kauffman Index of Growth Entrepreneurship

The Kauffman Index of Growth Entrepreneurship is an early indicator of business growth in the United States, integrating several high-quality sources of timely information into one composite indicator of entrepreneurial business growth. The Index captures growth entrepreneurship in all industries, and is based on the universe of all U.S. employer businesses (approximately 5 million firms) …
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What’s Trending in the Latest Entrepreneurship Papers?

Social Science Research Network’s (SSRN) repository of working papers and journal articles tracks downloads of papers to its network that authors have categorized as entrepreneurship, giving us an insight into some of the most recent papers gaining attention among academics. Within the SSRN network is a number of several specialized networks in social science research, …
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Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity 1996 – 2013

The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity is a leading indicator of new business creation in the United States. Capturing new business owners in their first month of significant business activity, this measure provides the earliest documentation of new business development across the country. As the nation’s employment rate continued to improve, America’s overall business creation …
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Who Started New Business in 2013? (in U.S.)

Although the United States’ economic upturn remains modest, two indicators from the second annual Kauffman Foundation/LegalZoom survey of entrepreneurs indicated greater confidence in 2013. Small business owners reported lenders providing increased access to credit over the last 12 months, and a greater willingness from the entrepreneurs themselves to put personal savings toward new business ventures. …
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Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity 1996 – 2011

The Kauffman Foundation has released its 2011 Index of Entrepreneurial Activity. The report, a leading indicator of new business activity, provides the earliest documentation of new business development across the United States. New 2011 data allow for an update to previous reports, with consideration of trends in the rates of entrepreneurial activity over the sixteen-year …
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Kauffman Foundation: Financialization and Its Entrepreneurial Consequences

The expansion of the U.S. financial sector over the past few decades shifted the flow of capital toward financial assets, creating inefficiencies that had material economic impacts, according to “Financialization and Its Entrepreneurial Consequences,” a study the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation released last week. One of those impacts may have been the financial industry’s effect …
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Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity 1996 – 2010

The Kauffman Foundation has released its 2010 Index of Entrepreneurial Activity. The report, a leading indicator of new business activity, provides the earliest documentation of new business development across the United States. The study considers a 15-year period from 1996 to 2010. Annual index shows that, while the 2010 startup rate remains the highest in …
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The Anatomy of an Entrepreneur: Family Background and Motivation

A recent study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation provides insight into what makes entrepreneurs tick.  This study explores their socio-economic, educational and familial backgrounds and challenges many of the stereotypes many entrepreneurs currently face. Read the full study here.

Kauffman Foundation: Bad Times Can be Good for Entrepreneurship

A new study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation titled “The Economic Future Just Happened” finds that more than half of the companies on the 2009 Fortune 500 list were launched during a recession or bear market, along with nearly half of the firms on the 2008 Inc. list of America’s fastest-growing companies. The report …
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