Category Archives: entrepreneurship

The secret to fundraising success? Think friends, not investors.

Evan Loomis (above right) and Evan Baehr (above left) are accomplished entrepreneurs.  In their new book, Get Backed, they analyze their own experience as well as that of other successful entrepreneurs to answer the question:  What does it really take to raise money? The answers—highlighted in the excerpt below— may surprise you.  Sixty-three percent of […]

A New Index Shows Main Street Entrepreneurship on the Rise

It was a good year for Main Street entrepreneurs. A new Kauffman Foundation index of small business entrepreneurial activity showed a large increase in 2015, marking the first big gains since the onset of the financial crisis six years ago. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has long been a champion of entrepreneurship, especially the kind […]

Kauffman Foundation: Six Strategies for Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

How do you create an entrepreneurial ecosystem? It’s the question that launched a thousand programs. We know that new business creation is a driver of economic growth and vitality. So, naturally, a lot of effort has been invested in trying to spur entrepreneurship. Over the past several years, the focus has shifted from narrowly-focused programs […]