Dane Stangler has never owned a small business, and doesn’t expect to ever own one. But he’s in a position to understand the challenges facing people who own small companies.
Stangler is the director of the Research & Policy department at the Ewing Marion Kaufmann Foundation. His job is to help the foundation determine how it can encourage and mentor entrepreneurs. His department conducts research and surveys and analyzes studies done by researchers at other institutions. So he is familiar with the issues that entrepreneurs and small businesses face.
But small companies of all sizes face some of the same problems: the weak economy and the prospect of federal budget cuts.
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