Let Politicians Know That Startup Jobs Count Too
from the but-politicians-ignore-us dept
Similarly, when there were plans for "job creation" through investing in broadband, we noticed that most of the plans seemed to really be about handing money to big companies, often at the expense of the small startups and next generation of internet companies who actually create sustainable job growth. As was discussed in the recent letter from entrepreneurs to Congress about PROTECT IP, new businesses and startups are really a key in creating jobs.
So it's great to see that Chris Shipley (who was among those who participated in the PROTECT IP letter) has created a wonderful new site called StartupJobsCount.org, where she's trying to help show that when we're talking about job creation, startups and entrepreneurs should not be left out of the equation. She's asking entrepreneurs to step up and say how many jobs they've created in the last five years:
Entrepreneurs are the engine for economic growth and jobs creation. Virtually all of the growth in U.S. jobs has been driven by companies that are less than 5 years old.If you're an entrepreneur, I urge you to stand up and be counted.
Now, itís time to put some real numbers behind the conventional wisdom! If your company is less than 5 years old and is employing one or more people, stand up and be counted