Where are the Pro-Business Democrats?

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Listening to Arianna Huffington attack the Obama Administration for not doing enough to grow jobs in America actually highlights the need for Pro-Business Democrats. In fact, a lot of very serious people would say that for too long the Democratic Party has only supported one side of the jobs debate. For those tasked with supporting …

Replenishing the Jobs Pool with Hydrogen Convergence

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During the latest debate on climate change, members of the Senate have discussed the need to consider jobs that could be lost due to hydrogen convergence. We at the ebTDesign Forum would strongly disagree with any legislative attempt by Congress to “artificially” limit the pool of available jobs in the United States. Congress should allow …

More Money for SMBs and More Hope for Industry Cluster Empowerment

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Once again, we at the ebTDesign Forum applaud President Barack Obama for strengthening his micro business safety net and supporting hometown communities. The President and his administration seem to understand that it takes time for new companies to be spawned even with industry cluster empowerment. The cost of starting a successful small or micro business …

Valuing Talent during Industry Cluster Empowerment

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Part of using industry cluster empowerment to fix the United States Economy is learning how to properly value talent. Many senior executives seem to forget what it takes to deliver on the expectations for their companies. They turn to Wall Street as the arbiter of all things valuable. Every entrepreneur understands the necessity of having …

The Need to Craft a P2P Economy Targeted Stimulus Package

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Many small and micro business advocates are complaining that the current stimulus package is targeted at the same transnational companies that have been laying-off workers since the 1970’s. They have also voiced their concerns about how much road projects will benefit the American Economy. The next great economic age will have little need for common …

Rethinking the Innovation Agenda for the P2P Economy

By Zachary Alexander on

If change is truly desired, President-Elect Barack Obama and his team could start by rewriting the charter for the “Invest in America” program. This program is currently tasked with being the focal point for attracting foreign direct investment. We, at ebTDesign, would suggest that the mission of this agency be expanded to include programs that …

New Micro Business Discovery for P2P Economy Transition Planning

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Over the weekend, we ran across a new strategic networking site called Micromagnate. This site caters to small businesses with 10 employees or less. These entrepreneurs are the individuals who will benefit the most from the P2P Economy because they will be able to more easily turn their skills into economic value. This micro business …

The P2P Economy vs. Antiquated Thoughts on Globalization

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All of the literature on cluster-based economic development comes out of a quest to be more competitive. We, at the ebTDesign Forum, think that community empowerment needs to make improving local business participation the goal. There are many industries in OECD countries that have gone dark because of antiquated thoughts on globalization. In the last …

The Importance of Micro Businesses to the P2P Economy

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Contrary to popular belief, the real dynamos of the global economy are the micro businesses. They tend to fly under the radar because of mainstream media’s reliance on advertising. After the dotcom failures, one of the lessons learned was that things can be done better with smaller teams. The P2P Economy is predicated on doing …

Protecting America’s Innovation-Infrastructure

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On Tuesday, the United States House of Representatives held a hearing on Science and Technology Leadership in the 21st Century. Members of what could be called the Science and Technology Lobby laid out their plan for controlling America’s innovation-infrastructure.  According to the Hearing Charter, no members of either the micro business community or open source …