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Canada – The top-ranked entrepreneurial communities in 2014

Historically, and for a variety of reasons, CFIB has found entrepreneurial characteristics to be strongest in Canada’s prairie cities and the urban areas that ring large urban cores. What they have in common is ‘newness’—the prairie economies have only been developed in the past 150 years or so. Only a few generations separate today’s urban … Continue reading

Finland – Entrepreneurs go to unemployment funds

The hardened economic climate has been attracting entrepreneurs in Finland to seek protection from unemployment funds, which pay out income-based benefits in the event of the business going under. Since the beginning of the year the two unemployment funds catering specifically to business owners have grown by about ten percent. Chosen excerpts by Job Market … Continue reading

Entrepreneurial Activity in US – Declines again in 2013 according to Kauffman Report

As the nation’s employment rate continued to improve, America’s overall business creation rate fell again in 2013. According to the annual Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, released today, the rate declined slightly from 0.30 percent of American adults per month starting businesses in 2012 to 0.28 percent in 2013. That translates into approximately 476,000 new … Continue reading

UK – A closer look at the rise in self-employment

Government ministers like to talk about the jobs created on their watch, but over the last few years lots of people have been creating their own jobs. Three quarters of the increase in employment since 2008 has come from self-employment. Source: ONS employment statistics Some have hailed this as the sign of a new entrepreneurial … Continue reading

Entrepreneur / 60% Less Likely To Get a Job after Unsuccessful Stratup

A study shows that employees who leave their jobs with regular pay to start a business have a higher risk of not being able to resume their employee status if their business venture became unsuccessful
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College Grads / A demand problem, not a skills problem

The same factors that are hurting the job market are making it hard for start-ups and small businesses to succeed: consumers aren’t spending enough money to create an expansion on their own, and austerity-driven cuts in government spending are weakening economic growth. As Heidi Shierholz of the Economic Policy Institute puts it, the declining prospects … Continue reading

US / High School Dropouts are Biggest Entrepreneurs

Among America’s most celebrated entrepreneurs are college dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Michael Dell. But as it turns out, the country’s most frequent business founders are dropouts of a different kind: They dropped out of high school. That’s according to the latest numbers from the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, as … Continue reading

10 startup hiring challenges

What is one common issue that you have faced with startup hires and how have you rectified the situation? Ten entrepreneurs weigh in: 1. Can’t adapt to startup style 2. How much are you really worth? 3. Alignment adjustment necessary 4. Can you think for yourself?  5. Uncommitted candidates 6. Adopting the startup structure 7. … Continue reading

U.S. Entrepreneurship | Immigrants were more than twice as likely to start businesses each month in 2011

The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity is a leading indicator of new business creation in the United States and is presented a very comprehensive report. (Adapted Report excerpts by Job Market Monitor following) The Kauffman Index reveals important shifts in the national level of entrepreneurial activity and shifts in the demographic and geographic composition of new entrepreneurs across … Continue reading

Ireland | Jobs plan is limited and won’t help grow new business, say experts – National News – Independent.ie

Taoiseach Enda Kenny last week ambitiously pledged to deliver more than 100,000 jobs by 2016 through a wide range of measures spanning 15 departments and 36 State agencies. And this weekend, the visit by Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping will focus on developing business opportunities between Ireland and China. Mr Kenny admitted last week that … Continue reading

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