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
The Kauffman Foundation recently released Economic Engagement of Mothers: Entrepreneurship, Employment, and the Motherhood Wage Penalty, a new research report highlighting gender inequity in entrepreneurship. It was aptly published just as these disparities took center stage following the release of December’s jobs report, which showed women accounting for all of the month’s net 140,000 job […]
January’s dismal jobs report told a grim story for the American economy. With just 49,000 new jobs, the recovery appears to be slowing and flatlining — 10 million jobs short of February 2020, prior to the pandemic. As Congress works with the Biden Administration on an economic relief package, members of the Start Us Up […]
Earlier this month, President Joe Biden announced his American Rescue Plan — an agenda to address economic inequities and challenges accentuated by COVID-19. The announcement came as the COVID death toll surpassed 400,000, and as another 900,000 Americans filed for unemployment. As President Biden noted, “the crisis is only deepening. It’s not getting better; it’s […]
Wednesday afternoon saw American leaders of diverse backgrounds and ideologies unite behind the democratic transfer of power. Indeed, presidential inaugurations are often a symbol of civility in an increasingly divided political arena, and yet calls for unity and cooperation echoed especially loud as President Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the […]
The next round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) began earlier this week, offering new and small businesses another shot at much-needed relief. As members of the Start Us Up coalition have emphasized for weeks, this new round of funding is long overdue, as entrepreneurs prepare for the back half of an unforgiving winter — […]