Snohomish County: Move from a “Me Too” Approach to Small Business Development to a Truly Innovative Entrepreneurial Approach that Makes a Difference

September 18, 2010 at 1:45 pm Leave a comment

Small business is important to Snohomish County’s future economic vitality, BUT entrepreneurship is many times MORE important. Concentrus Inc. should go to the Kauffman Foundation for an entrepreneurship grant to pilot an innovative initiative for entrepreneurship by women and ethically and racially diverse groups. It MUST be a new idea!!!!Bust out of the traditional mindsets about small business.

Here is a starting point for ideas. “While data show that women start more than 50 percent of all businesses, their participation in high-growth startups remains extremely low. In an effort to change this, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has announced a $500,000 grant to Astia, a premier business accelerator that works with women-led startups. The grant represents a commitment from both organizations to strategically work together to advance the participation of women in high-growth entrepreneurship.” Read more here.

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