Commentary

Jim Carlini is not sure the “Cash for Clunkers” program may not be as successful as some are making it out to be. It may be too early to tell what will really help the economy long-term. Funny, how all the “overnight” economists...

To build a viable, dynamic and sustainable culture of entrepreneurship in Wisconsin, we need to include programs and opportunities for our youth. Stimulating the entrepreneurial fire in our youth helps to position the state for future growth, while creating immediate opportunities for youth to thrive...

The benefits of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program have been measured and reviewed in detail by many organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences. The program is generally credited with significant innovation, resulting in benefits such as patents, jobs and commercialized products. Reauthorization...

CHICAGO – A resume alone will not get you a job. It’s not a brochure that can speak for you. It may not even open any doors. Most employers use resumes to eliminate candidates for a job. You may be eliminated from the process without...

For companies that go public, how do those that were backed primarily by angel investors fare against those primarily backed by venture capitalists? That was one of the questions addressed in a working paper recently published by two professors from the University of New Hampshire....

“Two or Three Trillion dollars should be spent on infrastructure in this country, do you understand the ramifications if it isn't?” asks James Carlini. The Department of Homeland Security had a well-attended workshop last week at Columbia University in New York City on the issues of...

I could probably just repost my earlier updates on the progress of the SBIR reauthorization because nothing really changes much. It looks like we are going to get another continuing resolution while the House tries an end-run around Nydia Vazquez's (D-NY) stonewalling as I described...

Amid a crowded congressional schedule that includes health-care reform and the latest on the economic stimulus plan, it's not surprising that a bill to extend the life of an effective federal research grant program might slip between Washington's legislative cracks. Here's hoping the future of...