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450,000 immigrants a year? Canada could do it, report suggests

How many newcomers should Canada let in next year? We’re about to find out. Ottawa is set to announce the country’s 2018 immigration target by Nov. 1.<p>…

Eyewear Company Lowercase NYC Is First High-Tech Manufacturing Startup At Brooklyn Army Terminal

During World War II, the Brooklyn Army Terminal was the largest military supply base of the New York Port of Embarkation. During the war and afterward, it was the point of departure for millions of troops, including Elvis Presley, and tons of military equipment. After shuttering in the 1960s, the …

4 Hard Truths About the First Year of Launching Your Business - Small Business Trends

If you’re looking to coast through life, avoid stress and minimize your risk, I don’t suggest you start a business. Being an entrepreneur is not for …

Refugee resettlement programs face potential cuts under Trump

The fate of Syrian refugees approved for resettlement in Rutland has been up in the air since the election of Donald Trump, and now legal experts say …

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How to Write a Business Plan Online<p><i>by Kimberlee Leonard</i><p>For an entrepreneur developing a new business concept, the business plan serves as the map of …

Small Business

How to Write a Small Business Marketing Plan

Starting a small business takes grit, passion, determination, and focus. Coming up with an idea that is profitable and fills a market need is no …

Marketing

Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program forum in Bellows Falls

<b>BELLOWS FALLS >></b> Amila Merzdanovic, director of the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program in Burlington and coordinator of refugee resettlement …

America’s Real Refugee Problem

Minneapolis’ large Somali community made it through a grueling screening process in order to enter the country. Now, earning a living in the U.S. is proving difficult for younger generations.<p>Donald Trump’s crusade against immigrants and refugees is not only antithetical to the American ideal of …

Demographics

Research on Immigration and Entrepreneurship

While immigration is often subject to contentious political debate, there is little debate about the economic contributions of immigrant …

Immigrant Entrepreneurship: Just the Facts

The nature of research is that there are always questions to answer. But, having questions for further research doesn’t mean there are not any …

Immigrants Play a Disproportionate Role in American Entrepreneurship

Immigration is one of the most divisive and polarizing topics today. Do immigrants take American jobs, or help our economy grow? Do immigrants drain our welfare funds, or can they help refill public coffers as our baby boomers retire?<p>One argument you tend to hear in the immigration debate in the …

8 Reasons to Become an Entrepreneur (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Do you dream of starting your own business but fear giving up a stable paycheck?<p>Rather than focusing on that fear, consider how your life will change when you are doing something that you truly enjoy.<p>No matter what you choose to do in …

Guest speaker for Rutland group stokes worries about refugees

Philip Haney, a former member of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and an outspoken critic of U.S. immigration policy, told an audience in Rutland …

Immigration

U.S. to Boost Number of Refugees it Will Admit in 2017

The Obama administration is pressing ahead with plans to boost the number of refugees it will allow into the U.S. as a national debate rages over immigration and security.<p>The increase to 110,000 represents a nearly 30 percent increase over the current fiscal year. It is also a more than 57 percent …

A Quality Startup Ecosystem Is at the Core of National Economic Growth & Development

The startup ecosystem in a given country is often discussed in light of funding, breakthrough technology & solutions and M&A. But there is much more …

10 Strategy Questions Smart Leaders Ask Themselves Every Day | Inc.com

<i>"Strategy without execution is meaningless. Execution without engagement is impossible."-- Me</i><p>Sounds pretty profound, doesn't it? When you read the words, and look closely at their meaning, they're so true. Think about it... if you have a strategy and you don't execute on it, who cares that you even …

20 Communities Selected for Gateways for Growth Award

<b>Twenty Communities Selected for “Gateways for Growth Challenge” to Welcome and Integrate New Americans</b><p><b>New York, NY</b> — Building on the growing desire …

Impact investment sector set for major growth

The impact investment sector could see rapid growth in funds and assets over the next five years, according to research released this week by Impact …

Impact Investing: Addressing Expertise and Staffing Needs

In 2015, Exponent Philanthropy and partners Mission Investors Exchange and Arabella Advisors released Essentials of Impact Investing: A Guide for …

U.S. Economic Growth Decouples From Both Energy And Electricity Use

In a stunning trend with broad implications, the U.S. economy has grown significantly since 2007, while electricity consumption has been flat, and …

Accelerators claim they are in it for the long haul — I call bullshit

I’ve drawn a lot of heat for calling out the so-called “accelerators” that invite startups to “take a shortcut” to “success” using their “model” and “mentors.”<p>The offenders say I’m just mad because these companies are subverting the route of traditional venture relationships. Bullshit! First, it’s …

Regional Innovation Acceleration Network

<b>Jobs Created</b><br>In 2012, 583 jobs were created and retained through Innovation Works assistance.<br>Innovation Works<i><br>Pittsburgh, PA</i><p><b>Jobs Created</b><br>Funded …

What are the economic development goals for 2016?

Bringing more business and industry to eastern Idaho is a major priority for the region. Regional Economic Development Eastern Idaho was created …

Census shows Connecticut, Maine and Vermont lost people

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Connecticut, Maine and Vermont were among seven states in the country to lose population in the last fiscal year, according to …

Animated map shows the history of immigration to the US

In 1607, the English established their first permanent settlement in Jamestown, Virginia.<p>Over the coming centuries, millions of people from around the globe were attracted to this New World that came to be the US for a chance at a better life.<p>Today, more than 1 in 8 Americans are immigrants, and …

Idaho refugee center finds community support, opposition

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Asmir Kararic’s first night in a tiny Idaho town included a rare luxury: He didn’t have to sleep with his shoes on as he did …

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10 Important Lessons for Businesses Old and New - Small Business Trends

No matter where you are in your business journey, it’s never too early or late to learn. From those just thinking about starting a business to …

More immigration could help solve the world's economic-growth problem

Theoretically, this slows economic growth and puts pressure on government budgets since fewer workers have to support the welfare needs of a growing retired population.<p>James Pomeroy of HSBC wrote an in-depth analysis of this "unprecedented shift" in global demographics. In addition to issuing …

Report offers framework for Vermont's marijuana business

BURLINGTON — A group started by local entrepreneurs interested in shepherding marijuana legalization in Vermont released a report outlining how they …

Stephen Colbert Cuts Through the Bullsh*t of Republican's Syrian Refugee Fear

A brave statement.<p>A House bill that would drastically tighten screening procedures on refugees from Syria was only a few hours old by the time Stephen Colbert sat behind his desk to film <i>The Late Show</i> on Thursday. And Colbert and his staff were not going to let H.R. 4038–a bill that had already …