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America's New Business Plan

Entrepreneurs are on the front lines to rebuild our economy.

In 2021, America has the opportunity to transform itself by strengthening policies that address racial inequality, narrow the gap between rich and poor, and raise the economic status of historically marginalized communities.

Now is the time for America to ensure that the best and boldest ideas for supporting entrepreneurship are discussed, debated, and acted on.

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America’s New Business Plan

We have a bipartisan plan for policymakers that is focused on creating new jobs and rebuilding an equitable economy that works for everyone.

So what do new business owners need?

Access to Opportunity

A Level Playing Field Without Red Tape

Access to Funding

The Right Kind of Capital Everywhere

Access to Knowledge

The Know-How to Start a Business

Access to Support

The Ability for All to Take Risks

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The Start Us Up Coalition

Organizations around the country are working hard to eliminate barriers to starting a new business.

Meet our coalition members.

  • Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) logo
  • Bunker Labs logo
  • Center for American Entrepreneurship logo
  • Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
  • Day One Project logo
  • digitalundivided logo
  • Economic Innovation Group logo
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation logo
  • Institute for Justice
  • Institute for Local Self-Reliance logo
  • Mass Challenge
  • NC Rural Center logo
  • Prosperity Now logo
  • Right to Start
  • Small Business Majority logo
  • SSTI
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Start Us Up is a diverse coalition of organizations working to level the playing field for entrepreneurs in America. The coalition spans the entire nation and includes entrepreneurship support organizations, nonprofits, university centers, and more. Find out if you’re a good fit.

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    Coalition Roundup: November 19, 2021

    Last week, entrepreneurs across the world were recognized as Global Entrepreneurship Network hosted Global Entrepreneurship Week, a celebration that spanned 180 countries, featured 20,000 activities, and included 10 million participants. GEN President Jonathan Ortmans opened the week-long global event with a speech, emphasizing the role of entrepreneurs in tackling the most pressing issues facing the […]
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    Addressing the Racial Wealth Gap Through Baby Bonds

    Several weeks ago, the Washington, D.C., City Council unanimously approved legislation to create “baby bonds” for children born into low-income families. As described in America’s New Business Plan, a baby bonds policy establishes “investment accounts for infants, with larger seed grants for families with lower household wealth, and smaller grants for those with more wealth,” […]
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    Coalition Roundup: November 2, 2021

    Last week, President Joe Biden released a proclamation declaring November, which each year features National Entrepreneur’s Day (Nov. 16) and Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 8-14), to be National Entrepreneurship Month. “The COVID-19 pandemic has posed historic challenges to our country and our Nation’s entrepreneurs,” the proclamation reads. “Many businesses closed, and main streets became quiet. […]
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  • Access to Opportunity in a COVID-Changed World

    The impact of COVID-19 on the American economy is hard to understate. Beyond introducing new crises, the pandemic exacerbated existing ones and exposed numerous issues that were too often overlooked — from lending disparities to inadequate support systems for entrepreneurs. But in forcing policymakers to grapple with these challenges, the pandemic has ushered in a […]
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    Coalition Roundup: October 15, 2021

    As we enter Start Us Up’s third year, we remain inspired by the continued leadership members of the coalition demonstrate in their communities, as well as on entrepreneurship issues at the national level. The hard work of building a more inclusive, accessible economy requires champions, and week after week, we see members of the Start […]
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