Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Power of the Middle

When it comes to advocating for small business and entrepreneurs as key economic drivers, I can’t be topped by too many people.  But, in our efforts to push the entrepreneurship message, we may often neglect the important role that medium-sized … Continue reading

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Career Pathways and Clusters

While it’s difficult to say that the American workforce development system is “world-class,” we do a few things right.  The development of career pathways programs is one of our strengths, and colleagues from around the world are seeking to learn … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship in the European Union

A number of recent studies from the Kauffman Foundation have suggested that America’s entrepreneurial engines are slowing.  Firms started since the Great Recession began in 2008 are growing slower, creating fewer jobs, and facing higher failure rates.  A new study for … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship Trends on Campus

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of participating in the annual conference of the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, which is just that—a global consortium of entrepreneurship centers located on university campuses.   Georgetown University’s Entrepreneurship Initiative was a great host. … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship, Co-Working, and Generation Z

Last week, the North Carolina Rural Center and a number of other key state and local partners helped support the sixth annual North Carolina Entrepreneurship Summit in Asheville, NC.   Always a great event, the summit typically focuses on a key … Continue reading

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Government Technology: Best of the Web

Nowadays, most folks access government agencies and services via the web or via social media.  Thus, it’s frustrating that most public agency websites are pretty lousy–especially as you move to smaller units of government where funds for web design are … Continue reading

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