As an entrepreneur and a medical executive with a focus on innovation for a Fortune 200 health service company, I’ve been on both sides of the employment aisle. I’ve come to understand the importance of “pay it forward” now more than ever before.
We stand at a crossroads today — with all eyes on the U.S. economy — and choices about how to propel ourselves into a prosperous future. It’s clear that big companies can and must help small companies succeed, as most of the jobs growth in our country is driven by startups. According to data from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, young companies under five years old accounted for nearly all of the net job growth in our country between 1980 and 2005.
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