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 »
Create national events where both startups and investors can have booths like a trade show. This way investors can seek out great new companies and startups can get access to funding partners. 90% of great companies that do not get funding is not because of the idea, but it is because of lack of the correct exposure to the right investors.
Let's let entrepreneurs piggyback on one of the largest sources of local/regional awareness that's already in place across our country... the plain-old green exit signs at every highway exit. Here in North Carolina you drive past about 150 startups as you go from RDU International Airport to Chapel Hill, Raleigh or Durham (10 miles). Along your drive you are notified about every Shell Gas station and every Cracker Barrel ...more »
Create national entrepreneurship program.
Mission: Create 1,000,000 new entrepreneurs within the next four years
Program: Education, Mentoring, Funding, and Development of new entrepreneurs.
Follow through with funding and development of new ideas on behalf of these entrepreneurs that matter to our nation
Rather than completely rebuilding the Patent System... reinstate a version of The Disclosure Document Program with information to be kept Confidential by the USPTO but to be accessed as evidence of Date of Invention if needed. Keep electronic files Indefinately. I actually have a more thorough explanation but this is a simple, cost effective, way to address some of the issues brought up by Internation Mega-Corporations ...more »
Time is money for start-ups too...perhaps more so given the higher costs of capital and reduced resources and business infrastructure! The SBA can assist in streamlining and bundling of selected critical processes across Federal agencies to enable entrepreneurs to form new legal entities, hire resources and generate revenue faster. In addition to streamlining, the SBA could assist multiple agencies in being more proactive ...more »
Entrepreneur's who are trying to start and scale companies need more low cost yet knowledgable resources available that are easily accessible, written in an easily understandable manner and sorted so that it makes sense and the answers are easily found. I deal with thriving entrerpeneur's everyday that simply don't know WHERE to start. Or more networking opportunities online in an Entrepreneur's helping Entrepreneur's ...more »