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Entrepreneurs see upside in downturn

Jul 17, 2009
While the recession has hit big industries hard, some entrepreneurs have been well-positioned to weather the tough times. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman talks to small-business owners whose new enterprises are doing quite well.
Posted In: Economy, Entrepreneurship

Finding a future in recycled electronics

Jul 3, 2009
A group of women in northern Mexico saw opportunity in piles of electronic waste sitting just across the border. They plugged in their energy and made a successful business, despite the powers that be. Ingrid Lobet reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Jobs, Science

Entrepreneurs are key to recovery

Jul 3, 2009
Paul Kedrosky, senior fellow at the Kauffman Foundation, argues that entrepreneurship is the key to getting us out of this economic mess. He talks with Tess Vigeland about the biggest obstacles facing new businesses.
Posted In: Economy, Entrepreneurship

Small spike in IPOs signals optimism

Jul 3, 2009
The flow of initial public offerings slowed to a crawl during the first half 2009, but the number of IPOs has taken off recently. Could this spell success for start-ups in the months ahead? Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Economy, Entrepreneurship, Investing

Kiva lets users loan to U.S. businesses

Jun 10, 2009
A number of Web sites help Internet users fund entrepreneurs from developing countries. Now one of the biggest, Kiva.org, will allow users to make microloans to small business owners in the U.S. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Venture capital's not doing so well

Jun 10, 2009
A new survey of 700 venture capitalist leaders found that more than half of them will invest in fewer start-ups this year. Janet Babin reports how more open trade and immigration policies could help the industry.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Investing

Entrepreneurship is a way to recovery

Jun 8, 2009
Paul Kedrosky, editor of the business blog 'Infectious Greed,' talks with Tess Vigeland about why entrepreneurs are a good bet to help us get out of this economic mess, even in the middle of a credit crunch.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

China takes on Nasdaq to nurture tech

May 19, 2009
China's new Growth Enterprise Board hopes to reward the country's tech stars the same way Nasdaq helped companies like Google and eBay. But this exchange comes with a different set of rules for investors. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Investing, Science, Wall Street

Interest-free loans to get biz on track

May 18, 2009
A new government bridge-loan program will help businesses pay off their mounting debts with interest-free loans. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Lithium can charge Bolivian economy

May 11, 2009
Lithium batteries are used in everything from cell phones to electric cars. Half of the world's reserves of the scarce metal can be found in Bolivia, and the country hopes to benefit from its popular resource. Annie Murphy reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

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