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Getting off of foreign oil - An immediate job creator

The National Algae Association is a non-profit. We would like to discuss an opportunity with STARTUPAMERICA. We currently have a two semester algae production course taught in two community colleges with a waiting list of 16. (in it's second year). We have an Algae Production Certication Course for students and people interested in our industry (3rd sitting in Jan 2012). College students that have taken the course and ...more »

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Funding for PTSD- DV survivors for home based / small business

Give PTSD folks, young and old, white and black, gay and straight, moms and dads, DV survivor women and men, funding for start up business costs; revolving, low-no interest loans; vehicle programs for their business; paid training in the field of their life skills or experience;

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empowering and enabling dv survivors

provide the funding to pay expenses on the little entrepreneur that are inflicted by the regulations; kitchen licensing(requirements to approve) , vehicle loans(if not pd- repo), easements of zoning codes for business from home; etc, etc, etc...

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partnership

Part of the problem entreprenuers have is that of access to funding and start up capital and I suggest that entreprenuers with same ideas should join resources,expertise together,that way they have a better opportunity of getting access to fund easily.

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voting on this site

have an "agree" button and a "disagree" button HERE, and tally both results. It could be a lot more informative, on this very site.

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Government database registrations

Address website barriers and complications for CCR, HubZone, and all other government database registrations pertinent to small business. The public and trained business counselors struggle with the constantly changing and often broken sites on a daily basis. Some are almost impossible to use.

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35% Compliance for HUBZone Certified Small Businesses

My company is (or was) a HUBZone Certified Small Business Concern. My company lost some contracts and so, I had to terminate employees because I could no longer afford to pay them. However, in doing so, my company dropped below the required 35% staffing of HUBZone employees. We did recover to above the 35% level within a reasonable time-frame and are currently compliant. However, we may be decertified because we were ...more »

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Make regulators efficient.

Make regulators perform their work in a timely manner, make all oversight have a time limit and base those limits on effectively getting results properly and not messing up the businesses being regulated WITH DELAYS. Businesses that aren't disobeying rules shouldn't expect to have delay of payments due to government regulatory inefficiencies and those that do break regulations should be dealt with and removed from eligibility ...more »

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Federal Government Energy Usage Burden Reduction

Help us get the barriers to rehabilitate our government energy use policies. We need to have the governments utility bill off the citizen's backs. Installing Solar hot water assist on all buildings, solar electric assist, horizontal wind turbines, we could reduce the tax burden instead of cutting services, we'd be able to provide more for less money and the solution would be PERMANENT. It would create a ton of private ...more »

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US Gov should help inventors secure intl. patent rights

Consider how many Americans there are who have viable, patentable inventions but cannot afford to get international patent rights. If the gov. reduced such barrier and actually helped such innovators protect their new products, these could be manufactured and/or sold internationally and tremendously strengthen our national economy while reducing the trade deficit.

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University participation in Regional Economic Clusters

The EDA has released a request for proposal for a grant that encourages regional competitiveness by the formation of business clusters designed to create new businesses and therefore jobs. Let's encourage professors of public universities to participate in clusters. In exchange for their participation they could qualify for tenure benefits or stock options. Eliminate their demand for direct hourly compensation since ...more »

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Workfare

Why not use the $850 million dollars of unemployment funds that the Department of Labor has just released to California as workfare to help start and grow new businesses - as described in the National Strategy for New Business and Job Creation. http://bit.ly/h7iIEI

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