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 »
Consider re-organizing all federal and public assets dedicated to new business development and job creation into a single agency. Avoid redundancy between EDA and SBA. For example, EDA recently announced its new web site for business development and job creation. http://www.eda.gov/NewsEvents/PressReleases/20110511_Albuquerque_RIAN
Available help to women entrepreneurs, see article at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lesa-mitchell/women-entrepreneurs-trapp_b_860298.html
Consolidate all the best ideas as well as all the orgnanizations who are engaged in economic development across the country into a single national network of collaborators who are all linked together by a single web site that is establish as the national eco-system for entrepreneurship and innovation.