Small Business Trends Radio

Conversation: The Latest Resources for Entrepreneurs from the Kauffman Foundation

Marianne Hudson, Director of Entrepreneurship, Kauffman FoundationIn this Small Business Trends Radio broadcast, host Anita Campbell interviews Marianne Hudson, Director of Entrepreneurship of the Kauffman Foundation.

In this interview, Marianne Hudson notes that there are more resources available to entrepreneurs today than in the past. She discusses:

  • financing sources (including venture funding, angel capital, friends and family funding, and loan programs);
  • bootstrapping (i.e., using customer receipts to grow a business);
  • training and mentorship programs;
  • the growth in academic programs that are teaching entrepreneurship; and
  • various informational resources, including the Kauffman Foundation’s informational website for entrepreneurs called Eventuring.

Other highlights of this show include Anita Campbell’s list of Top Ten Small Business Opportunities for 2006 (text version).

Date: December 27, 2005

Duration: 60 minutes

About Marianne Hudson

Marianne Hudson is Director, Entrepreneurship at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. She oversees many of the Foundation’s entrepreneurial education and mentoring programs designed to ensure that more entrepreneurs develop sustainable, innovative businesses. She serves as Executive Director of the Angel Capital Education Foundation, which supports the development and growth of angel investing groups through research, education and sharing of best practices.

Marianne has worked in entrepreneurial support and technology-based economic development for twenty years. She holds a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Kansas and an MA in Public Policy from the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University.

About the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City is a private, nonpartisan foundation that works with partners to advance entrepreneurship in America and improve the education of children and youth. The Kauffman Foundation was established in the mid-1960s by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman. Information is available at

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