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The Sound of Ideas

Starting Up When Things are Down

Posted Monday, April 20, 2009

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Starting a business right now may not seem like the most brilliant idea. Historically, however, many people often look to be their own boss during economic downturns. But with the credit markets dry and nearly everyone hoarding their money, finding investors is harder than ever. We'll talk about the plight of entrepreneurs, how and when they survive in today's economy, Monday at 9 on 90.3.

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Economy, Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends

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Christopher Celeste, Founding Partner, Hatch, LCC
Jennifer Thomas, Director, Civic Innovation Lab
Phil Brennan, COO & Founder, Rexorce Thermionics, Inc
Scott Shane, Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies and Economics, Case Western Reserve University & Author, The Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths That Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Policy Makers Live By

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Check out the Resources section of the Civic Innovation Lab website

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