Problem: Student loan payments prevent many would-be entrepreneurs from being able to afford the attempt to be an entrepreneur. Solution: Provide an "entrepreneurial deferment" loan program. In a deferment program, allow a recent graduate to make interest-only payments or defer all payments for some period of time, should they elect to pursue entrepreneurship. In order to continue the benefit beyond two years, the ...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
Voting on Ideas
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.
Available help to women entrepreneurs, see article at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lesa-mitchell/women-entrepreneurs-trapp_b_860298.html
I have a plan for quickly creating a large number of manufacturing jobs across the country (which will start correcting our trade deficit) within 4 months after "start", following negotiated support and partnership with the companies currently importing these goods. Key will be to identify top 20 industries and associated high imported items, their “importers” and "make them here" for nationwide consumers, which could ...more »
Dear Start Up America - President Obama and Staff, Understanding our government is innovation new ways to create jobs here in America, I believe I have a promising solution that can add to achieving this immediately and in a big way. Companies cannot ignore the fact that the world is becoming more unsafe, and that many foreign countries which offer contact center services are inherently unstable either economically, ...more »
I suggest you create a National RPS of at least 30% by 2030. Recent studies show that renewable energy is the fastest growing sector in the economy, and is creating the most jobs, and generating power that is less expensive than than new conventional energy (even if it does cost more than conventional energy from old fully depreciated power plants that are due for replacement). But, the United States is one of only ...more »