What is a global entrepreneur?

Are you a Global Entrepreneur? Strategic motives must drive the decisions to conduct business globally: Are You Ready To “Go Global?” But what is your action plan? Where do you begin? How do you begin? Which markets should be entered first? What would be the optimal mode of entry? How rapidly should you expand globally? Definition of global entrepreneur: A global

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SunShot Catalyst – $1 Million Contest For Solar Entrepreneurs

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The Department of Energy (DOE), SunShot Catalyst is an open innovation program that allows the public to rapidly create and develop products and solutions that address near-term challenges in the U.S. solar marketplace through prize challenges. The Catalyst Program consists of four contest steps backed by $1,000,000 in prizes. Entrepreneurs will demo their prototypes before a panel of investors, judges

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What is an entrepreneur?

Entrepreneur is a word borrowed from the French words entreprendre, “one who undertakes”—that is, a “manager.” In fact, the word entrepreneur was shaped probably from celui qui entreprend, which is loosely translated as “those who get things done.” In the early eighteenth century, a group of thinkers called the Physiocrats surfaced in France around a school of new economic theory.

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Angel Capital Association – Raising Capital From Angel Investors Online Workshop

ACA Angel Insights Presents: Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Raising Capital from Angel Investors This exciting webinar features two top angel investors who will discuss the pitfalls and best practices around raising capital from professional angel investors. Whether you are raising money for the first time or have already got a few notches under your belt, this webinar will help

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US Federal Reserve Report – Understanding Demand for H-1B Visas

The H-1B visa program allows employers to hire guest workers in “specialty occupations” and allows these workers to apply for permanent residency while working on the temporary visa. Some immigration reform advocates argue for an increase in the number of H-1B visas to address a shortage of STEM labor and to allow businesses to compete globally for the “best and

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US Federal Reserve Paper – Is Small Business Lending Valuable to Banks?

The consolidation of individual U.S. bank charters has resulted in both a shrinkage in the number of banks and an increase in their average size. A well-known concern is the effect on the availability of credit to small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) that, being too small to efficiently access national credit markets directly, rely on financial intermediaries, especially banks. A

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What Do Entrepreneurs Need to Know About BitCoin?

The spectacular rise late last year in the price of Bitcoin, the dominant virtual currency, has attracted much public attention as well as scholarly interest. This policy report discusses how some features of Bitcoin, as designed and executed to date, have hampered its ability to perform the functions required of a fiat money––as a medium of exchange, unit of account,

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Cato Event Live Online – Rethinking Housing Bubbles

Rethinking Housing Bubbles: The Role of Household and Bank Balance Sheets in Modeling Economic Cycles Wednesday, October 1, 2014 12:00 PM (EST) >>Watch Live Online Featuring the authors Vernon L. Smith, Laureate 2002, Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences and Professor, Chapman University; and Steven D. Gjerstad, Presidential Fellow, Chapman University; with comments by Dean Baker, Co-founder, Center for Economic and

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US Federal Reserve Report – Discussion on the Tokenization Landscape for Mobile Payments in USA

The Mobile Payments Industry Workgroup (MPIW) convened a meeting on June 2-3, 2014 to discuss several industry tokenization initiatives being developed for digital and mobile retail payments. The key objectives of the meeting were to: (1) generate an overview of the different industry tokenization initiatives under development (ASC X9, EMVCo, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), The

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