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OUR MISSION

Radically improve the survival rates and financial fitness of America's startup and small business community.

The Joy of Entrepreneurship

Prosperous business owners enjoy higher personal incomes and three times the net worths of their salaried counterparts
Jobs created by U.S. startups make up for all the nation's job losses due to corporate layoffs, off-shoring and business closures
Two Nobel Peace Prize winners demonstrated that business ownership reduces poverty rates
The Pain of Business Failure
Founders and investors lose money
Communities lose jobs
Service providers lose clients
Jobs created from startups make up for all the nation's job losses due to corporate layoffs, off-shoring and business closure
LET'S EMPOWER MORE TO STAY IN BUSINESS
States with lowest rates of new business formation
  1. Wisconsin
  2. Minnesota
  3. Iowa
  4. Pennsylvania
  5. West Virginia
  6. Rhode Island
  7. Ohio
  8. Alabama
  9. Virginia
  10. Illinois
  11. Kansas
  12. Indiana
  13. Tennessee
  14. Washington
  15. New Jersey
Source: Kauffman Foundation