Entries by Kyle Jennings

Exploring the Importance of Manufacturing to the Economy

 A while back, we posted an article on how manufacturing in the US has changed in the last 20 years.  Two major points were raised: technology replacing labor and the offshoring of production. Efforts are underway to revitalize manufacturing in the US.  Let’s look at what the numbers demonstrate. The Bureau of Economic Analysis, the […]

1440 and the Power of Productivity

Productivity experts hold the number 1440 on a banner and wave it high.  Why?  1440 is the number of minutes in a day. Lost wealth can be re-earned.  Lost health can be recovered.  Lost relationships can be repaired.  But time is something you can never recoup. To achieve the most productive day, many experts put […]

Top 10 Characteristics of an Entrepreneur

Last month, we debunked common myths about entrepreneurs. In this post, discover why entrepreneurs savor going to work while many 9-5’ers count the days to retirement. These are 10 characteristics of entrepreneurs: Don’t Fit In One commonly-cited reason individuals become entrepreneurs is the belief s/he does not fit in the ‘corporate’ environment.  This includes those […]

Recession Survey Results

As promised, we repeated our economic survey to compare results between December 2018 and today.   In December, we noted: More than a third of top economic forecasters now predict a U.S. recession in 2020.  Some pundits and politicians are predicting a recession as soon as 2019. A few say a recession’s not happening any […]

5 Entrepreneurship Myths Debunked

The information found on Kauffman Indicators of Entrepreneurship’s site: https://indicators.kauffman.org/ is quite interesting and intriguing.  It contradicts several widely-held ideas about entrepreneurship that many non-entrepreneurs hold. Here are 5 common entrepreneurship myths that have been debunked by Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation: 1. New Business Survival Rate The Myth: Small businesses mostly fail in their first […]