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New business develop from public research :new accounting needed

As long as we continue to measure greatness in small business as the bottom line while including only a small section of the actual cost we are doomed and might as well join the end of the earthers in their various castles. These are people who would rather die than do the hard work of looking anew at what really matters. If you want real success that lasts you must account for all the extractive processes, and the use... more »

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Keep it simple

Remove the Accredited Investor barrier... after all a lot of non-Accredited investors lost their shirts to so called regulated companies... also do away with state laws... lets have one set of rules!

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Capital access for small biz in underserved rural/urban markets

I suggest that SBA looking into finding support (guarantees, arrangements with banks) to support royalty funds for small businesses (in rural and inner cities) that have not got the growth of gazelles that would support venture capital and are not big enough to support debt or mezzanine. Royalty funds are an emerging "near equity" instrument that is being put to good and effective use in places like NH (www.vestedforgrowth.com)... more »

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Create more and better incentives for entrepreneurs

more or better incentive for tech entrepreneurs. If the recession is over and there is cash in the banks, why is job growth so slow? Because the collapse was pushed us over the edge from the industrial into the digital economy. New need to create new productive enterprises to regain leadership and stop wait for the dinosaur economy to revive. You can't move forward looking backward.

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Better than "Patent Reform"

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 »

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Invest in our youth through a ChangeMakers program

Imagine a web site or portal with a variety of different people on it, people looking for career or entrepreneurial assistance. For the sake of argument – let’s limit it to young people. Each of these individuals, let’s call them ChangeMakers – would have to put up a profile or online portfolio. These portfolios would be a “Here I am world, this is what I’m all about and why you should invest in me.” The portfolio could... more »

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Allow general solictation for startup financing

1) Allow general investors to be solicited by startups for funding.

2) Eliminate broker/dealer licensing for platforms that facilitate 1).

 

This will open up crowdfunding and many other forms of financing of innovation which are market driven.

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Professional services consulting support for start ups

I have a thought: there is a certain set of things that every small business owner has to (or ought to) address in the very first stages of business development, such as registering the business, consulting with an accountant and an attorney about everything from liability to employee status and business structure, and some other often pricey professional services. And very frequently, the costs are too high and new business... more »

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