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Fewer Americans Are Launching Businesses. Here's the Silver Lining. (Infographic)
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Fewer Americans Are Launching Businesses. Here's the Silver Lining. (Infographic)

U.S. entrepreneurial activity has declined for the last three years, but the percentage of entrepreneurs who are launching businesses out of necessity has also fallen, according to a study.
Catherine Clifford
What Types of Entrepreneurs Become Employers?
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What Types of Entrepreneurs Become Employers?

If a small-business owner is going to hire any employees at all, chances are he or she will do so in the first three years, according to a new study.
Laura Entis
What Makes Silicon Valley Successful? Not What You Think
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What Makes Silicon Valley Successful? Not What You Think

A white paper released by the entrepreneurship organization Kauffman Foundation today says it is the presence of existing companies, not a network of local universities generating talent, that most directly spurs startup activity.
Catherine Clifford
The 25 Best U.S. Cities for Tech Startups
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The 25 Best U.S. Cities for Tech Startups

These U.S. metro regions have the highest ratio of tech startups compared to the national average.
Catherine Clifford
Most New Business Ideas Hatching for 6 or More Months
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Most New Business Ideas Hatching for 6 or More Months

A new report shows that most new business owners spend months working on their business plan prior to starting up.
Catherine Clifford
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Kauffman Foundation's State of Entrepreneurship: A Hopeful Outlook for 2013
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Kauffman Foundation's State of Entrepreneurship: A Hopeful Outlook for 2013

Industry watchers are hopeful that entrepreneurship is on the rise.
Cheryl Winokur Munk
Rating the Best -- and Worst -- States to Do Business
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Rating the Best -- and Worst -- States to Do Business

Find out how your state and county compare to the rest of U.S.
Mikal E. Belicove
Why Watching the Super Bowl May Inspire You to Start a Business
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Why Watching the Super Bowl May Inspire You to Start a Business

An entrepreneurship organization is running an ad during the Super Bowl. Its goal: To get you to start up.
Diana Ransom
Startup Initiatives Sprout from Global Entrepreneurship Week
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Startup Initiatives Sprout from Global Entrepreneurship Week

Here is a look at some of the programs that will keep startups growing in the months to come.
Carol Tice
Uncle Sam's New, $5M Incubator for Student Entrepreneurs
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Uncle Sam's New, $5M Incubator for Student Entrepreneurs

The National Science Foundation wants to help commercialize students' university work so they can launch successful startups.
Carol Tice
From Business Idea to Successful Startup in Three Months
Entrepreneurs

From Business Idea to Successful Startup in Three Months

How Zaarly quickly brought its concept to market, complete with celebrity investment and lots of buzz.
Jennifer Wang
The Startup Act: A Nonstarter?
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The Startup Act: A Nonstarter?

The new proposed bill may not go anywhere, but it could at the very least ignite a national conversation about how to spark entrepreneurship.
Diana Ransom
Boot Camps for Entrepreneurs
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Boot Camps for Entrepreneurs

These programs can provide you with the tools you'll need before seeking out investors for your startup.
Eileen P. Gunn