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America’s Hidden Tech Meccas

America’s Hidden Tech Meccas

That’s the focus of a recent piece in Fast Company. We’ve previously highlighted Cleveland’s surprising entrepreneurial culture.  But the folks as Fast Company see the beginning of a seismic shift of tech scenes to what used to be considered the hinterlands of innovation. The reasons for the shift are complex and differ from one city […]

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Do start-up businesses really create a lot of jobs?

Do start-up businesses really create a lot of jobs?

Not anymore. At least according to a recent report from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of jobs produced by start-ups has been gradually declining for about a decade. They really got hit hard during the current recession. Check out the chart below (click on it to enlarge). As you can see, the […]

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What do successful entrepreneurs look like?

What do successful entrepreneurs look like?

Well, for one thing, they are a lot older than you think.  This according to research by Vivek Wadhwa, a Duke University researcher who worked with the Kauffman Foundation in 2009.  As reported in the Huffington Post: Wadhwa’s survey of over 500 startups operating in “high-growth industries” showed that the average founder of a successful […]

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