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What Type of Entrepreneur Are You? – [Entrepreneur] Joe Abraham created a new methodology in determining an entrepreneur’s DNA by fitting it into four quadrants – builder, opportunist, specialist, and innovator.
Regulatory Reform Necessary for Economic Growth – [Opinion, The Hill] Former Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and Dan Danner, president and CEO, National Federation for Independent Business, highlight the inefficient, redundant, and excessive regulations that have had a pronounced destabilizing effect on job growth and recovery.
Google as a New Innovation Model (Or Not the 20% Time) – [Forbes] Using Google as an example, Forbes outlines three types of innovation that move beyond incremental vs. disruptive: the return of very long term innovation, innovate every day, and enterprise transformation.
If Top 500 U.S. Manufacturing Firms Were a Separate Country, They Would Have Been the Third Largest Economy Last Year – [AEI-Ideas] According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. manufacturing companies as a group had their best year in terms of after-tax profits, with almost $600 billion in after-tax earnings.
Small Business to Washington: Reduce the Debt – [Entrepreneur] The ballooning budget deficit is a thorn in the side of small business owners, according to a recent report from the National Small Business Association.
Most Innovative Companies 2013 – [Fast Company] Fast Company provides an annual guide to the state of America’s economy, featuring businesses whose innovations are having the greatest impacts across their industries and our culture including Nike, Amazon, and Uber.
The Best Jobs in Business Right Now – [The Daily Caller] Between 2010 and 2020, the business sector is projected to add 3.8 million new jobs, with positions like market research analysts and financial advisors flourishing.
Foundations for a Forward-Looking Energy Policy – [Energy Tomorrow] Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) unveiled a blueprint for greater U.S. energy self-sufficiency by 2020, providing both excellent data and arguments for greater domestic oil and natural gas production.
Survey: Small Business Owners Still Pessimistic, Worried About the Economy and Their Sales – [Fox News] Uncertainty about the economy has kept many small business owners from hiring, borrowing, and expanding over the past year, reports the National Federation of Independent Business in a recent survey.
Dear China: Stop Stealing My Intellectual Property, Or Else – [Inc. Magazine] Most manufacturing companies are small to mid-size shops that can’t weather the wholesale rip-off of their intellectual property, undercutting the technological advantage that some American businesses have against foreign competition.
Business Mentors: Four Types of Mentors Every Entrepreneur Should Have – [YFS Magazine] There are four types of mentors every entrepreneur should seek: the experienced mentor, the temporary expert, the critic, and the friend who knew you before you started your business.