Introduction

“Policymakers in Washington, focused as they are, and for very good reasons, on the needs and priorities of either large corporations or the small business community, tend to overlook the economy’s true engine of job creation – new businesses. Moreover, because start-up businesses are new, and have leaders who are naturally and intently focused on launching and growing their fragile new firms, America’s entrepreneurial economy has little organized representation in Washington to educate policymakers and advocate on behalf of its needs and priorities. And those needs and priorities, as we came to understand, are unique.”