Monthly Archives: March 2012

Black Entrepreneurs and Economic Recovery: A Long Road Back

Our current economic recovery seems to be for real, but, for many African American entrepreneurs, the road back will be long and difficult.  An excellent–and depressing–series in the latest (March 23-29,2012) issue of Washington Business Journal (WBJ) examines how African American … Continue reading

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Evaluating R&D Investments in Maine

For some time, EntreWorks Consulting has been part of a team (along with Camoin Associates and Scruggs & Associates) that produces an annual evaluation of the impact of Maine’s state-backed investments in research and development activity.   Maine has long been … Continue reading

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Alternative Business Finance in the UK

While the US Senate continues to dawdle on passing the JOBS Act, and its important provisions to promote crowdfunding, the British government is getting serious about how to create and support new forms of alternative business finance.  The latest salvo … Continue reading

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Smaller Colleges and Local Economic Development

If you’re in the Washington DC area next Monday (March 19), you should come over to the International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) Federal Forum in Alexandria, VA.   On Monday afternoon, I’ll be chairing a panel on the topic of “Growing … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Innovation: What Would You Do with $1 Billion?

Budget wonks here in DC have been intrigued by a provision in President Obama’s proposed FY2013 budget that appears to fence off $1 billion in funding for manufacturing innovation.   This is wonderful news for manufacturing advocates.  It is also a sign that … Continue reading

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Congress Expands Self-Employment Options

Today is the first day where the payroll tax exemption extension, enacted into law last month, officially goes into effect.  As is often the case in these high profile White House-Congress legislative battles, a number of other provisions got tacked onto … Continue reading

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