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A Unified Solution for Mentoring, Funding, & Training, NO Big $$

I suggest you... The Challenges: New startups fail due to lack of physical resources, lack of financial resources, and lack of knowledge/training/education. The Opportunities: 1.) Maker Fairs and "Hackerspaces", TechShop for example, are growing in popularity and people pay to attend them. 2.) A large infrastructure of Vo-Tech and community colleges exist across this country. 3.) A student loan system is already in place. ...more »

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SBA supported Incubators

Consider distributing early stage startup grant funds directly to qualified entrepreneurs and encourage them to purchase the support support services that they may need from business and technical professionals. Get the incubators out of the training business and encourage them to provide hands on work in support of the entrepreneurs who are attempting to create business and jobs. Do the same thing for SCORE. Get SCORE ...more »

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National Network of Incubators for New Business & Job Creation

Encourage all Business Incubator organizations, such as www.nbia.org, that receive federal dollars from the EDA, SBA, DOC, & NIST to join with startupamerica and the SBA to establish one web site that links all national resources that are established for new business & job creation initiatives into a collaborative and unified national resource for innovation, entrepreneurship, business development, and job creation in ...more »

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