If we’re going to create new jobs, we must support entrepreneurs. Yet, policymakers continue to prioritize big, established businesses over new business.
The result: Entrepreneurship has remained effectively flat for 20 years, in part because women, people of color, and rural residents lack equal access to the tools needed to start new businesses.
America’s New Business Plan
We have a bipartisan plan for policymakers that is focused on creating new jobs and leveling the playing field for startups and small businesses.
So what do new business owners need? It’s pretty simple:
A Level Playing Field and Less Red Tape
Equal Access to the Right Kind of Capital Everywhere
The Know-How to Start a Business
The Ability for All to Take Risks
The Start Us Up Coalition
Organizations around the country are working hard to eliminate barriers to starting a new business.
Meet our coalition members.
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On October 15, 2019, Start Us Up: America’s New Business Plan was born. Featuring 27 members from across the country, the small group of champions united behind a big, shared goal: reducing barriers to entrepreneurship for all Americans. The first year saw steady progress. From federal reform of investor accreditation standards to state action around […]
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