Jan
08

Passion Incorporated

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Incorporating passion into business is really what has been organized now into a discipline we now call design thinking. What can design thinking do to help cultivate new entrepreneurs? Neil Grimmer, president and cofounder of Plum Organics explains how to apply the principles of design thinking to develop a new product, business or an … [Read more...]

Dec
26

Is Female Entrepreneurship Fairly Represented in the Startup Community?

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This is a difficult question to answer with any degree of certainty. Here are some interesting facts to absorb before forming an opinion. American women own 10.6 million businesses in the United States, employing 19.1 million (one in seven) workers. The businesses women own rack up $2.5 trillion in annual revenue. While impressive, it … [Read more...]

Dec
17

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and National Endowment for the Arts Release Preliminary Report on Impact of Arts and Culture on U.S. Economy

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Arts and Cultural Production Account for 3.2 Percent -- or $504 Billion -- of Gross Domestic Product in 2011 For Immediate Release December 5, 2013 Washington, DC – The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) released prototype estimates today from the new Arts and … [Read more...]

Dec
16

Starting Up Your Startup: Crucial Questions, Stellar Cities

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It takes guts to start up a startup. There’s no doubt about that. Along with a solid plan and about $50,000-$250,000 in capital, there has to be a pioneering spirit and a certain cavalier approach when you establish a business that will separate your venture from all others around it. Embrace that. However, we don’t recommend … [Read more...]

Dec
09

And the word is STEAM

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Written by John Eger Last month, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL), Co-Chairs of a Congressional Caucus committed to putting A (the role the arts play in nurturing young peoples new thinking skills) into the language of the America COMPETES Act (also know as the STEM act), together with 28 other … [Read more...]

Dec
02

The Best Entrepreneurial Publications

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No surprise. It's a pretty short list. Being remarkable isn't easy but if you are, it stands the test of time. Entrepreneur Magazine: Entrepreneur Magazine offers a complete list of Topics for information of interest to entrepreneurs as well as their list of How-To Guides, downloadable business Forms and much more. Inc … [Read more...]

Nov
26

Choosing a Soulmate for Your Startup

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Written by Jeremy Rappaport A startup can take many forms. Some entrepreneurs hit the ground running with their business school classmates, while others may go solo. The majority of companies, however, aren’t very successful without at least a co-founder or a small team. Even Apple started with two Steves behind the wheel (Jobs and … [Read more...]

Nov
22

How Cities Can Nurture Entrepreneurs

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This week marked the launch of the Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship; hosted by the Kauffman Foundation and in partnership with the city of Kansas City, Mo., mayor's office, mayors and entrepreneurship experts from around the country. "This is the first time mayors from across the country have come together for the sole purpose of … [Read more...]

Nov
21

Culture May Be the Key to Creativity

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Written By John Eger Earlier this year, Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, upon receiving an honorary doctorate from Durham University in the U.K. said: "Culture is what makes us who we are. It gives us strength; it is a wellspring of innovation and creativity; and it provides answers to many of the challenges we face … [Read more...]

Nov
19

It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week

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During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions around the world inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors, and even investors. The Kauffman Foundation launched GEW in 2008 to connect aspiring entrepreneurs with those who can help them take the next … [Read more...]

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