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What is a Millennipreneur?

/   Bridget Weston Pollack, Score

According to a survey of millennials by EY and Economic Innovation Group, 78 percent consider entrepreneurs successful, and 62 percent have considered starting their own business. Fifty-five percent believe their generation is more entrepreneurial than past ones, although the data says otherwise: Millennials are actually less likely to be entrepreneurs than people in other age…

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WI business failures exceed business starts

/   James Rowen, The Political Environment

Ugly business closing data undermine right-wing GOP WI Gov. and failed jobs-creator Scott Walker’s talking point/billboard boast that Wisconsin is “Open for Business.” The number of Wisconsin businesses that close is higher than the number of new firms, according to a new analysis of Census data. The study released this week by the Washington-based Economic Innovation Group analyzed U.S….

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More Wisconsin Businesses Closing Than Starting, Economic Report Warns

/   Brady Carlson, Wisconsin Public Radio

The number of Wisconsin businesses that close is higher than the number of new firms, according to a new analysis of Census data. The study released this week by the Washington-based Economic Innovation Group analyzed U.S. Census figures on “business dynamism,” a figure which compares the number of new businesses to the number that close. It…

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A First in Decades, More Businesses Are Closing Than Opening in Most Metro Areas

/   Mike Maciag, Governing

In most metro areas, more businesses are closing up shop than opening their doors, a worrying trend several years into the economic recovery. A new report from the Economic Innovation Group (EIG) highlights the declining number of new startups, revealing a stark reversal from decades of growth. To make matters worse, much of the new…

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Bringing jobs to Wisconsin communities

/   Rep. Ron Kind, Pierce County Herald

For generations, communities across Wisconsin have worked hard to grow the crops that feed our state and our country, manufactured machinery and products that keep us safe, and started small businesses that create jobs and grow the local economy. However, in the last decade, many of these same Wisconsin communities have seen jobs leave and…

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Small business climate hazy

/   Robert Downen, Albany Times Union

For the first time on record, American small businesses are closing faster than opening, a troubling sign as large corporations and cities see increasingly large shares of all post-recession gains. That trend was exacerbated as access to equity, credit and bank loans was rocked by the 2008 downturn, according to a new report from the…

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