Posted in Entrepreneurship

New Insurance Coverage Gives Tech Entrepreneur A New Flexibility

Leslie Ziegler was, as she puts it, “uninsurable.” The 31­-year­-old high-­tech entrepreneur and consultant was diagnosed in her 20s with ulcerative colitis, a chronic disease…

Continue Reading... New Insurance Coverage Gives Tech Entrepreneur A New Flexibility
Posted in Entrepreneurship

A Bottom-Line Focus Would Harm Texas’ Top Universities

Over the past year in Texas, we’ve heard a vigorous debate about our public universities. Critics of Texas higher education have suggested a set of…

Continue Reading... A Bottom-Line Focus Would Harm Texas’ Top Universities
Posted in Entrepreneurship

Inmates Use Business Program to Get Head Start on Life After Prison

CLEVELAND, Texas — As Christopher Holbert danced down the aisle of a Cleveland Correctional Center classroom, dozens of other prisoners in matching dark blue scrubs…

Continue Reading... Inmates Use Business Program to Get Head Start on Life After Prison
Posted in Entrepreneurship

Turning Prisoners Into Entrepreneurs

At the Cleveland Correctional Center in southeast Texas, selected prisoners learn about business skills in classes through the Prison Entrepreneurship Program, operated by a Houston…

Continue Reading... Turning Prisoners Into Entrepreneurs
Posted in Entrepreneurship

Women Want to Save, and Saving Means Success for Microentrepreneurs

“MOST PEOPLE ASSUME banking services are gender neutral, and they’re just not.” That’s how Mayra Buvinic, Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, explains the…

Continue Reading... Women Want to Save, and Saving Means Success for Microentrepreneurs
Posted in Entrepreneurship

Don’t listen to the rich: inequality is bad for everyone

A world where a few people have most of the wealth motivates others who are poor to strive to earn more. And when they do,…

Continue Reading... Don’t listen to the rich: inequality is bad for everyone
Posted in Entrepreneurship

The sad state of the venture capital industry

Venture Capital (VC) is often viewed by the mainstream media as an exciting and glamorous part of the entrepreneurial landscape. The popular image portrayed is…

Continue Reading... The sad state of the venture capital industry
Posted in Entrepreneurship

To deliver more high-growth startups Australia needs an entrepreneurship system

“Governments can’t conjure up entrepreneurs. But they can set the conditions under which entrepreneurs flourish,” says Australia’s chief economist Mark Cully. Cully this week released…

Continue Reading... To deliver more high-growth startups Australia needs an entrepreneurship system
Posted in Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs can help bring new thinking to manufacturing

If international comparisons are anything to go by, Australia has more than its fair share of entrepreneurs. The Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index, ranks Australia…

Continue Reading... Entrepreneurs can help bring new thinking to manufacturing
Posted in Entrepreneurship

How the US tax code bypasses women entrepreneurs

As Republicans in Congress put the finishing touches on a tax plan that’s aimed at overhauling the system, there is one other reform they should…

Continue Reading... How the US tax code bypasses women entrepreneurs