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Please Don’t Forget About Ferguson’s Small Businesses: Support a Crowdfunding Campaign for Christmas

By Karen Kerrigan- Entrepreneurs and small businesses are raising significant capital through crowdfunding. It will be another blockbuster year for crowdfunding in 2014 as investors and donors continue to enthusiastically finance the entrepreneurs and businesses they believe in through online platforms. Some of the entrepreneurs whose businesses were damaged or destroyed during the riots in […]

Small Business Policy Index 2014: Spotlight on Regulatory Costs By State  

by Raymond J. Keating- When it comes to the policy costs that hurt entrepreneurship, small business growth and investment, it’s not just about taxes, but also regulations. And it’s not just about the federal government, but also about state and local governmental regulatory policy. The Small Business Policy Index 2014 ranks the 50 states according […]

States Act on Crowdfunding While the SEC Dawdles

by Raymond J. Keating- The Obama administration shows great expertise when it comes to bureaucratic delays. That has been the case, for example, on the energy front when it comes to the Keystone XL Pipeline and LNG exports. The same issue persists with Obamacare, as there have been countless delays relating to regulations, and of […]


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