Financing, Financing, Financing! Use Business Schools in the US to provide open Business concept competition (Open to non student as well). Heavy focus by state for top entrepreneurial schools. Give top entrepreneurial school in the US the Quaterback position for the entire program. Quaterback would use up to 1-4 Universities per state. The various business schools would be an anchor to encourage success act as clearing... more »
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 »
Available help to women entrepreneurs, see article at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lesa-mitchell/women-entrepreneurs-trapp_b_860298.html
Reduce capital gains tax rates to allow previously successful entrepreneurs and investors to funnel more private capital back into new high-growth start ups. This will reduce the cost of capital for new, high growth start ups -- allowing more entrepreneurs to test more ideas.
Ideas to jump start jobs creation and innovation in American. I have participated and advised my local government officials on ideas for creating jobs and what I found astounded me. 1. Officials play it safe with federal dollars: Outcome > no innovation or job creation just same ole same ole. (Has to be some level of risk taken) 2. Once the federal dollars were available. Local gatekeepers rewarded there friends or shuffled... more »
Currently, start-up companies trying to raise money through innovative crowdfunding sites are treated under the same rules as those with conventional public offerings.
I suggest exempting securities offerings up to $100,000 with $100 maximum per investor from current SEC regulations.