If we want more jobs created, we need more start-ups. Start-ups equal new ideas, new products, new services, new approaches to old ideas and, most of all, new jobs. With all the bad news being reported about the economy, I believe our optimism could use a spark. That spark could be generated by new start-ups.

I am not just talking about high-tech or software companies. I am talking about small manufacturers, green businesses, restaurants, small farms and new service companies. We need start-ups that explode with potential and revenue and start-ups that struggle and grow. We need to encourage the entrepreneurial ideal that starting a company is a viable option for all Americans. We have always been a country that cherished the entrepreneur.  We need to get back to encouraging new start-ups by supporting them and cheering them to success.

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