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May 14
2010

Job growth over the long-term is higher at smaller establishments

Posted by annearf in small businessScott ShaneEwing Marion Kauffman Foundationemployment

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If you harbored any doubts about the importance of small businesses to job growth, then you should consider the results of new research looking at payroll data over the past ten years.  The clear conclusion is that the lion's share of employment growth over the long term has happened at  establishments employing fewer than 50 people.

But the implications for our current economic situation are disturbing.

Jan 14
2010

Sorry--recessions don't breed more startups

Posted by annearf in small businessRiskEwing Marion Kauffman Foundationentrepreneurs

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One of those silver lining stories you read a lot is that recessions are prolific times for startups. Cheer up, world!  Things may be awful, but at least we know there are tons of innovative new companies being created.

Only, it's not true, according to new research. A pretty thorough study released by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation found that, contrary to popular wisdom, the number of new companies created in the U.S. has been pretty consistent over time.

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