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Small Business Buzz, Musings and Muchness: Are American Entrepreneurs Living in a Bubble?

Are American entrepreneurs living in a bubble? Josh Green the co-founder and CEO of Panjiva argues that we are and he's placing his bet on entrepreneurs in emerging...

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Are American entrepreneurs living in a bubble? Josh Green the co-founder and CEO of Panjiva argues that we are and he’s placing his bet on entrepreneurs in emerging markets, the folks who deeply understand the growing global middle class. (Venture Beat)

Facebook, and other social networks, may become the latest fundraising platform for your small businesses. The Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act, if passed, would enable new businesses to use crowd funding to accept and pool donations of up to $1 million without having to register with the SEC. (All Facebook)

Do startups create jobs? Decide for yourself. “In 1998, Google was still a dream in the eye of Larry and Sergey. Today, it employs 31,000 people and made about $35 billion in the last year. In 2004, Facebook was still a figment of Mark Zuckerberg’s imagination. Today? It’s expected to generate $4 billion this year with 3,000 employees.” (GigaOM)

Dear Sir Richard Branson: What took you so long? With recent investments in Tumblr and Square, serial entrepreneur and billionaire Sir Richard Branson is flying high into the American startup world. (The Atlantic Wire)

Can you really develop a startup in 54 hours? Cornell students in a recent 3 Day Startup event did just that. (Cornell Daily Sun)

 

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