Archive: November 16, 2008 - November 22, 2008

Growth of Minority Women-Owned Firms Skyrockets

Businesses owned by women of color are growing three times faster than all U.S. firms, according to a new report from the Center for Women's Business Research. "Businesses Owned by Women of Color in the United States 2008" found that firms owned by African American, Asian and Hispanic women business...

By Sharon McLoone | November 21, 2008; 4:45 PM ET | Comments (1)

Five States Lead National Transformation to 'New Economy'

Five states -- Massachusetts, Washington, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey -- are leading the United States' transformation into a global, entrepreneurial and knowledge- and innovation-based, or "new" economy, according to a new report (pdf) released this week from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation....

By Sharon McLoone | November 21, 2008; 10:13 AM ET | Comments (0)

Networking in a Down Economy

The economy is bleak, access to capital is near impossible and consumers aren't buying. It's enough to make many small business owners want to stay in bed - not to mention it's 35 degrees outside. But for tech start-ups in the D.C. area, the winter of their discontent is all...

By Sharon McLoone | November 20, 2008; 12:10 PM ET | Comments (1)

Board of Trade Honors Three D.C.-Area Firms

The Greater Washington Board of Trade honored three companies last week at its annual Entrepreneurship Awards event celebrating small businesses in the D.C. metro area. Michael Keough, founder and president of E-Structors, was named the Entrepreneur of the Year for improving his company's performance, his integrity and being involved in...

By Sharon McLoone | November 19, 2008; 2:35 PM ET | Comments (1)

'It's a Wrap' Is a New Beginning for Serial Entrepreneur

Some might consider owning a boat too big to fit in your garage a good problem to have. Because when you're a taxidermist/marlin fisherman/portable potty millionaire, it just might give you an idea. Mike Enos is a working man's Christo. But unlike Christo, Enos doesn't wrap in the name of...

By Sharon McLoone | November 18, 2008; 12:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

The New Face of Entrepreneurship

A new report (pdf) out this morning from Babson and Baruch colleges finds that the face of the nation's new entrepreneurs is changing dramatically. The report also finds that the performance of the nation's innovators is a good barometer of the state of the nation's economy. Traditionally in the United...

By Sharon McLoone | November 18, 2008; 8:39 AM ET | Comments (1)

Calendar of Events

NOVEMBER 17-23 Global Entrepreneurship Week is a week of activities planned in 56 countries to promote the spirit of entrepreneurship among young people. On Nov. 19, in the Washington, D.C., area, people ages 13 and up are invited to participate in a mini-challenge that measures on-the-spot innovation. Participants will create...

By Sharon McLoone | November 17, 2008; 8:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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