Monthly Archives: April 2013

Small Business Financing: From Paris to Peoria

A new European Central Bank survey released yesterday shows that small businesses in Europe continue to face daunting conditions when it comes to accessing outside financing.   The survey, which covers conditions from October 2012 to March 2013, finds that a … Continue reading

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The Power of Entrepreneurship in Milwaukee

There is no shortage of excellent reports and articles that tout the importance of entrepreneurship to regional development, so I do my best to avoid simply jumping on the bandwagon for every interesting new report or study.   However, I’m going … Continue reading

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Social Impact Bonds: An Update

Last year, we published one of our quarterly newsletters, EntreWorks Insights, with a focus on social impact bonds (SIBs).  SIBs, first pioneered in the UK are a tool to encourage greater private investment in key social sector activities.  They work … Continue reading

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Shale Gas and Rural America

I attended an interesting Farm Foundation forum in DC today on the topic of natural gas extraction and its impacts on rural America.  The panel included researchers, industry representatives, and a farmer/elected official from Tioga County, PA, ground zero for … Continue reading

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Political Advocacy: Do’s & Don’ts

Next week (April 9), I’ll be up in Boston participating in a panel discussion at the National Business Incubation Association’s (NBIA) International Conference on Business Incubation.  Our panel will be discussing the do’s and don’ts of political advocacy, which can … Continue reading

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