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Connect with local governments to take over public schools, libraries, etc. which have 'gone out of business'. These large buildings can be great incubators for start-ups. Companies get a 'classroom' or a 'shared classroom', there are workout facilities a cafeteria, etc. Better than leaving these community buildings empty and open to vandalism.
Money is not the only form of exchange. For startups to obtain the resources they need on a very tight budget, create a rewards/points system. This way startups can obtain much needed resources from financial, legal and IT professionals to used computers, lab time and office space. The need for startups to raise a ton of capital to launch would be significantly less if a startup had another method of value exchange. ...more »
Start shifting America's tolerance for risk. Certain pockets of society are risk takers (NY'ers for instance) and others risk intolerant (not going to name names here - you know who you are). Start appealing to educators, parents and perhaps entertainment companies to portray those who take a risk and fail as people who gained a valuable piece of knowledge and not a person who should be punished for trying.
Open the playing field (and support) for *all* startups whether they are high-growth or not. Growth is NOT the only pathway to success. And, one million companies hiring two people in their first year of business is more powerful and less susceptible to economic shifts than a handful of companies hiring the same amount of people.