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Women entrepreneurs play ‘critical role’ in Colombia’s economy, peace: Ivanka Trump

“BOGOTA (Reuters) – Women entrepreneurs are playing a “critical role” in Colombia’s economic development and its transition to peace, White House adviser Ivanka Trump said on Tuesday during a visit to Bogota” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “This is particularly important in Colombia where women play an increasingly critical role in the country’s economic development and continued transition to peace,” she added.The daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump was attending a launch event for the Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a U.S. government-funded initiative aimed at reducing barriers to…

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Final week to nominate people who have made substantial contributions to Cleveland’s economic development: Homegrown Heroes

“They fit perfectly into our aim for Homegrown Heroes, which is celebrating people who have made substantial contributions to the economic development of Northeast Ohio” writes Kristen Davis for cleveland.com. Homegrown Heroes shines a light on the innovative spirit of our community by recognizing people making substantial contributions to the economic development of Cleveland.CLEVELAND, Ohio – Do you know entrepreneurs who are making a difference in Northeast Ohio?.  Source: cleveland.com

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The folly of Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax

“Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders want a federal wealth tax and higher levies on estates” writes Peter Morici for marketwatch.com. Warren says her wealth tax would yield about $275 billion annually but history teaches wealth has quicker feet than the IRS. A good measure of it will move offshore in the wake of such foolishness.Warren is most intriguing, because she tries to make the case for a wealth tax more in terms of correcting adverse forces within the capitalist system than as a means to finance, for example, Medicare for…

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Pot entrepreneurs are running out of patience and money while waiting on L.A. permits

“That changed in July, when the city decided to loosen that requirement for people in its equity program” writes Emily Alpert Reyes for latimes.com. When Los Angeles passed its regulations on cannabis businesses, it set caps on the number of retail shops in each neighborhood and banned them from opening near schools, public parks and other marijuana shops.The problem facing many entrepreneurs now — whether they are eligible for the equity program or not — is that they decided to spring for storefronts, knowing that there would be limited real…

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An NYSE exec who’s interviewed hundreds of business leaders says you don’t have to be an extrovert to be a successful entrepreneur

“In the business world, introverts seem to have the deck stacked against them” writes Mark Abadi for businessinsider.com. Liu is the founder of Radiate, an online library of educational videos about leadership and management, and previously was an anchor for Bloomberg TV. Over the years, she has interviewed hundreds of business leaders, from Warren Buffett and Elon Musk to Ariana Huffington and Magic Johnson. Source: businessinsider.com

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Economic structure should be in favor of startups: VP

“He noted that knowledge economy, which is against traditional economy, has developed during recent years” reports tehrantimes.com. TEHRAN – The current economic structure of Iran is not in favor of startups and the situation should be changed, the vice president for science and technology Sourena Sattari said, ISNA reported on Monday.Knowledge-based companies decrease the dependence of Iran on oil economy.He said that several Iranian entrepreneurs is active in knowledge economy and are successful in their private business. “To prevent oil economy, we should support entrepreneurs to have good income.Today over…

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Tehran, Baghdad to expand scientific, technology cooperation

“Iranian young entrepreneurs pave the way for development of their country and create added value by their actives, he said” reports tehrantimes.com. The two sides also discussed cooperation in the field of nanotechnology, medical sciences and stem cells.The Iranian young generation of entrepreneurs can establish cooperation with other countries, Sattari said.TEHRAN – Iraq’s Higher Education Minister Qusay Abdul Wahab al-Suhail and the Iranian vice president for science and technology Sourena Sattari discussed ways to boost cooperation in the field of science and technology during a meeting on Sunday, Mehr reported. Source:…

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