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.
Latest from Start Us Up
As we head into the July 4 weekend, we return to the opening words of America’s New Business Plan, released last October: Entrepreneurship — the work of the makers, doers, and dreamers in our country — is deeply embedded in the American DNA. America itself was founded as a startup nation — an entrepreneurial act […]
Earlier this week, the U.S. government announced new restrictions on immigration to the United States. But America’s New Business Plan calls for greater opportunity for immigrant entrepreneurs, not less. Immigrant entrepreneurs have a strong history of job creation and represent a crucial component of America’s new business ecosystem. Several members of the Start Us Up […]
As America continues to grapple with the sudden crisis in employment and an economy that is likely forever changed, entrepreneurship remains the spark that will power the nation’s rebound. In a recent research brief, the Kauffman Foundation showed rising Google Search interest in new business. From the brief: Interest in searches for open a business, […]
This appeared in Start Us Up’s weekly newsletter. Sign up to stay in the loop and receive updates in real-time. Before America’s entrepreneurship community was ravaged by COVID-19, access to capital was top-of-mind for current and prospective business owners alike. And amid declining startup rates nationwide, there was ample cause for concern. That was before […]
Twice a month, we’ll be sharing timely stories from members of the Start Us Up coalition. As recent weeks were defined by protests against police brutality, racism, and injustice, many organizations released statements and published resources aligned with our shared goal to center equity in work relating to entrepreneurship and economic inclusion. Below are several […]