Washington http://www.entrepreneur.com/topic/washington The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Washington en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Thu, 01 May 2014 19:20:00 GMT From Tattoo Parlors to Coffee Shops, a National Celebration of Small Businesses National Small Business Week runs from May 12 to 16 this year, with events being held in cities from San Francisco to Washington. Thu, 01 May 2014 19:20:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233573 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233573 Catherine Clifford Think Seattle's Only Claim to Fame Is Starbucks? Think Again. Besides the success of the huge coffee maker, the Emerald City has other amazing startup stories -- both past and present. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 14:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233462 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233462 Jason Fell A Primer on Patents: Who's Getting Them, Where and How Long It's Taking (Infographic) As Washington continues to mull new patent legislation, here's a snapshot of the U.S. patent landscape. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:35:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232903 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232903 Catherine Clifford Democrats Introduce Legislation to Restore 'Open Internet' Rules Bills introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate would bring back net neutrality laws. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:27:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231263 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231263 Catherine Clifford Obama to Bypass Congress, Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contracts on His Own The president plans to announce during his State of the Union address that he is raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from $7.25 an hour for anyone working on new federal contracts. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231091 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231091 Catherine Clifford Tech Giants Throw More Money Than Ever at Washington Lobbyists New figures suggest that lobby spending by tech leaders like Google and Facebook amounted to a massive $61 million in 2013. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:05:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231032 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231032 Geoff Weiss Japan Proposes 'Super-Maglev' Train Connecting Baltimore to D.C. in 15 Minutes Japan has reportedly offered to partially fund a magnetically levitating train that will slash the commute between Baltimore and Washington D.C. to a mere 15 minutes. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:49:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230706 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230706 Geoff Weiss White House Brings On Microsoft Executive to Fix HealthCare.gov Kurt DelBene has been tapped to oversee the continued rollout of the Obamacare enrollment site. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:11:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230439 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230439 Catherine Clifford States Charge Ahead With Their Own Crowdfunding Laws Michigan is the latest in a series of states to make moves to pass intrastate equity crowdfunding legislation. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:20:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230417 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230417 Catherine Clifford With Shutdown and Shootout, Washington D.C. Businesses Report Significant Losses In Day 4 of the federal government shutdown, many D.C.-area businesses are struggling to cope with reduced sales. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:50:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228741 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228741 Shayna Meliker What Really Motivates a Small Business to Hire? (Infographic) Software company Sage surveyed business owners with fewer than 100 employees to find out what motivates them to make that next hire. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:21:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228710 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228710 Catherine Clifford Scoring Government Contracts Takes an Increasing Amount of Time and Money A new report from American Express on small-business owners doing business with the U.S. government shows that active contractors spent almost $129,000 in the past year seeking out those opportunities. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:08:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227667 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227667 Catherine Clifford Top 3 Candidates to Lead the U.S. Small Business Administration Karen Mills announced last week that she will be leaving her post at the helm of the SBA. Here's a look at potential candidates to replace her. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 19:27:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227541 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227541 Catherine Clifford Senate Confirms Richard Cordray to Lead U.S. Consumer Protection Agency After a two-year standoff, lawmakers vote to formally install the former Ohio Attorney General at the helm of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 11:48:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227474 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227474 Catherine Clifford White House Plays Offense: Says Immigration Reform Will Turbocharge Entrepreneurship A new report released from the Obama Administration breaks down the economic impact of the bipartisan immigration reform bill passed by the Senate. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 09:45:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227353 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227353 Catherine Clifford Health-Care Innovators Get President Obama's Attention The CEOs of health-care tech companies met with President Obama to discuss how technology can be used to bring down the cost of health care for Americans. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 08:12:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227326 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227326 Catherine Clifford Fran Tarkenton on Winning as a Self-Taught Entrepreneur The football-pro and serial entrepreneur will speak in Washington, D.C., at National Small Business Week. Here he reflects on what he learned along his entrepreneurial journey. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:40:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227081 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227081 Catherine Clifford The 10 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs to Live After Graduation (Infographic) With graduation day just around the corner, find out the best places for new grads to live. Mon, 06 May 2013 13:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226550 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226550 Andrea Huspeni SBA Budget Whacked $92 Million By Sequestration The Small Business Administration's budget has to be chopped by 5 percent across the board as a result of forced budget cuts. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 10:51:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226006 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226006 Catherine Clifford A Look Inside Washington D.C.'s Startup Scene Politicians aren't the only movers and shakers in the U.S. capital. A highly educated population and revitalized urban core make Washington, D.C., an ideal spot for launching a new venture, according to these eight startups. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 03:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/225974 http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/225974 Sarah Max