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Reigniting America’s Economic Engine – NASDAQ Report

The U.S. equities markets are the world’s greatest driver of innovation, economic growth, and wealth creation for investors of all sizes. However, according to a new report from Nasdaq, The Promise of Market Reform: Reigniting America’s Economic Engine, the continued strength of U.S. financial markets is far from certain. “While our markets and our economy are fundamentally healthier than they

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How Entrepreneurs and Low Taxes Create Economic Growth

Entrepreneurs + Risk Capital + Low Taxes = Economic Growth For nearly every entrepreneur, access to private equity capital, or risk capital, is a key ingredient to successful business growth. For a business to grow it needs to be nurtured in an environment that supports entrepreneurial capitalism. “Capital is like oil; it’s stored energy. It’s the fruits of someone else’s

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Venture Capitalists say 2017 will be a big year for startups – Bloomberg

Venture Capitalists say 2017 will be a big year for startups – Bloomberg Venture capitalists are bracing for a busy year. They point to a rebound in the initial public offering market, large stockpiles of cash from investors, a surging stock market, potential tax reforms that could free up corporate cash, and increased interest among nontech companies in buying startups.

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Heritage Foundation Index of Economic Freedom – US Drops to 17th for 2017

The U.S. currently ranks a disappointing 17th on the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom. That’s down from 6th when President Obama took office in 2009. The Heritage Foundation has been publishing this index since 1995. Economic freedom is the fundamental right of every human to control his or her own labor and property. In an economically free society, individuals

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NVCA Discussion – Changes Needed In Tax Code To Help Empower Entrepreneurs

The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5719, the Empowering Employees Through Stock Ownership Act. “Most cash strapped startups dedicate their financial capital to developing and building new products and services, making stock options a critical tool to building strong teams,” said Bobby Franklin, President and CEO of NVCA.

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How does economics connect to entrepreneurship?

Discussions of Why Economics Matters to Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship is seeing some great popularity at universities these days. The concept of entrepreneurship has been in our modern society for thousands of years and in the history of economic study. But we somehow delegate the subject and learning of economics to the academics and policy makers. Almost never are the two subjects

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Tax Foundation Report – International Tax Competitiveness Index (2014)

Taxes are a crucial component of a country’s international competitiveness. In today’s globalized economy, the structure of a country’s tax code is an important factor for businesses when they decide where to invest. No longer can a country tax business investment and activity at a high rate without adversely affecting its economic performance. In recent years, many countries have recognized

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What Africa Needs For Growing and Nurturing an Ecosystem for Entrepreneurs

President Barack Obama will be meeting 50 African leaders to discuss “America’s commitment to Africa’s security, its democratic development, and its people.” However, according to a new bulletin from Cato scholars Marian L. Tupy and Dalibor Rohac reminds us that African problems cannot be solved in Western capitals. “Persistent poverty in Africa is caused primarily by flawed domestic policies and

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What is entrepreneurial management?

The adjective “entrepreneurial” is used in a host of varying contexts and embodies a wide variety of meanings and implications. For instance, “entrepreneurial knowledge,” as J.J. Kao points out in The Entrepreneurial Organization, can be referred to the concepts, skills, and mindset associated with operating large corporations with greater flexibility, innovation, and responsiveness. However, for our discussions, entrepreneurial knowledge is restricted

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