John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship

John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise

Baugh Center's Daniel Bennett Interviewed for Center for the Study of Liberty Podcast | Episode 12: How Infectious Diseases Shape Society
[4/3/2020]
The global pandemic has raised a number of urgent questions about how we should live, how we should relate to each other, and how we should respond to a crisis, as individuals and in our public and private institutions.
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Baugh Center Blog Spotlights Austin & Julia Meek of Pokey O's
[4/1/2020]
"If you're not putting in the work there's just no way you're going to achieve the results you want." ~ Austin Meek
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Good Morning Texas | Teach your kid to be the boss
[3/27/2020]
Charlie Gasmire talks about Boss Club -- This summer up to 1,000 students ages 7-18 will have the opportunity to start businesses across Waco and Dallas in partnership with the Boss Club Foundation and Magnolia Foundation. Students can choose from five different business kits or an in-depth video course if they have their own business idea. Registration will open on May 1st at www.bossclubfoundation.org and is on a first come, first serve basis.
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Baugh Center's Daniel Bennett Pens OpEd with Foundation for Economic Education | Why Bernie Sanders's Populism Is a Threat to Economic Freedom
[2/21/2020]
While Sanders portrays his vision as moving the US economy closer to Scandinavian socialism, which in reality is better characterized as free-market capitalism with a large transfer sector, there is reason to believe that his election would move the country in the direction of left-wing Latin populism.
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Waco Tribune Herald | Boss Club recruiting young students to become entrepreneurs
[2/18/2020]
"Entrepreneurship is more than just starting a business. It's a mindset..."
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Baugh Center's Daniel Bennett Pens OpEd with Foundation for Economic Education | Is the Wuhan Coronavirus a Threat to Human Flourishing?
[2/6/2020]
Psychological adaptations to disease have played a significant role in the natural selection of cultural values in human evolutionary history.
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Baylor Lariat | Pokey O's owners share their journey with students
[2/4/2020]
Austin and Julia Meek, owners of Pokey O's Waco, shared the lessons they've learned from small business ownership with the next generation of potential entrepreneurs.
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Baylor Lariat | Freshman Entrepreneurship students mix things up with Baylor-based cookie business
[1/30/2020]
Freshmen Kaitlyn Cornes and Kristina Ward drizzle chocolate on a fresh batch of their Oso Sweet cookies, which they started together last semester in an entrepreneurship class.
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Baylor Lariat | Baylor entrepreneurship program secures national ranking for another consecutive year
[1/20/2020]
Baylor's entrepreneurship program has been helping students turn their business ideas into reality since 1977. It is one of the first universities in the nation to create a Center for Entrepreneurship. This year, the program is celebrating their 11th straight year in the nation's top 10.
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Baugh Center's Daniel Bennett Paper Now Available Online | Local Institutional Heterogeneity and Firm Dynamism: Decomposing the Effects of Economic Freedom on Firm Entry & Firm Exit
[1/14/2020]
ABSTRACT: A nascent body of research suggests that economic freedom is positively associated with entrepreneurial activity. Most of this literature is based on cross-countries analyses, although there is significant regional heterogeneity in entrepreneurial activity and the institutional and policy context within countries. The literature also largely overlooks the potential for the entrepreneurial-inducing effects of economic freedom to drive less efficient firms out of the market. Additionally, economic freedom is a multi-dimensional construct comprised of numerous underlying aspects of the institutional and policy environment, but most studies have employed a composite economic freedom measure to assess its impact on entrepreneurial activity. I contribute to these shortcomings in the literature by decomposing the recently developed Metropolitan Economic Freedom Index into its underlying institutional indicators to explore their potential impact on the firm entry and firm exit rates for a sample of nearly 300 U.S. cities over the period 1972-2012.
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Waco Tribune Herald | Family businesses recognized at Baylor institute event
[11/27/2019]
Baylor University’s Institute for Family Business honored businesses at a gala in the Paul and Jane Meyer Conference Center at the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.
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Baylor Business News | Baylor Honors Texas Family Businesses for the 30th Year
[11/18/2019]
Baylor University’s Institute for Family Business honored the 2019 Texas Family Business of the Year Award winners and finalists with a banquet on Nov. 8 at the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.
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Baylor Named a Top School for Entrepreneurship Studies by The Princeton Review & Entrepreneur
[11/13/2019]
Baylor University offers one of the nation'’s top entrepreneurship programs for students who aspire to launch their own businesses, according to the latest rankings released by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. Baylor's undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the Hankamer School of Business moved up to No. 5 among the nation’s Top 50 Best Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies for 2020.
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Baylor Undergrad Entrepreneurs Advance at North Dakota State University's Project Showcase
[11/7/2019]
Luke and Mason Stetler advance to the Final Pitch/Awards Night at North Dakota State University's Project Showcase.
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10.04.19 Baylor Baugh Center Entrepreneurship Updates
[10/4/2019]
Baugh Center updates from Dr. Kendall Artz, Director of the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise.
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Baylor Lariat | Confessions of an Entrepreneurship:Fit for business -- Refit Revolution founders share advice with students
[10/1/2019]

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Act Locally Waco Blog | Can you learn from confessions? Baylor's Confessions of an Entrepreneur speaker series invites local business owners to campus and lets them dive right into their confessions.
[9/26/2019]
Confessions of an Entrepreneur with Catherine Ballas and Angela Beeler of REFIT Revolution

•Tuesday, October 1
•12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
•Hankamer School of Business (1621 S. 3rd Street)
•Foster Room 250
•Baylor.edu/Business/Entrepreneur/SpeakerSeries
•YouTube: Baylor Baugh Center
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Entrepreneurship Department's Daniel Bennett and Boris Nikolaev Have Chapter Published in Recently Released Economic Freedom of the World 2019 Annual Report | Economic Freedom, Public Policy, and Entrepreneurship
[9/13/2019]
The authors examine whether countries with more interventionist government policies experience more or less entrepreneurship and innovation compared to more economically free nations.Many entrepreneurship policies involve government interventions in the market that distort resource allocations, provide perverse incentives for socially unproductive behavior, and undermine economic freedom. The authors add to a growing body of empirical evidence that suggests countries with more economic freedom are more entrepreneurial.
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Baylor Lariat | Confessions of an Entrepreneurship: Oh My Juice owner Denitia Blount shares her experience of founding a business
[9/10/2019]
"Perseverance...no matter where you are, no matter what you’re studying, no matter what you are passionate about— you can do it."
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Act Locally Waco Blog | Attention Entrepreneurs! Baylor Community Entrepreneurship Program offers Eight Sessions of Business Fundamentals for $40
[9/10/2019]
"Taking the CEP class was one of the best decisions I have made as a small business owner," says Tonja Carpenter, owner and founder of a local small business specializing in caring for expecting and new mothers.
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U.S. News Ranks Baylor Entrepreneurship as No. 8 Best Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program
[9/10/2019]

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Baugh Center's Daniel Bennett has New Paper | Infrastructure investments and entrepreneurial dynamism in the U.S.
[8/22/2019]
Journal of Business Venturing paper on infrastructure spending, finding that private investment is associated with business and job creation, public investment the opposite.
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2007 Baylor University Family Business of the Year Recipient Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary
[8/5/2019]
2007 Baylor University Family Business of the Year recipient, Poppa Rollo's Pizza, celebrates 50 years of making pizza.
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06.29.19 Baylor Baugh Center Entrepreneurship Updates
[6/29/2019]
Baugh Center updates from Dr. Kendall Artz, Director of the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise.
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Baugh Center's Daniel Bennett pens Small Business Economics paper | Local Economic Freedom and Creative Destruction in America
[6/26/2019]
Economic freedom is positively associated with firm and job creation, but it has no effect on firm and job destruction.
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European Journal of Political Economy Gives 50-Day Free Access to Daniel Bennett's Article | Is it the economic policy, stupid? Economic policy, political parties & the gubernatorial incumbent advantage
[5/29/2019]
ABSTRACT: Incumbent politicians have a well-known advantage in seeking re-election. Using the Economic Freedom of North America dataset, we examine how changes in economic policy during an incumbent governor's tenure influence the probability of losing their re-election bid. Put simply, does economic policy matter for the incumbent advantage? The results suggest that a decrease in economic freedom increases the probability of an incumbent loss, regardless of the governor's party. A decomposition analysis indicates that these results are primarily driven by the government spending sub-index. Furthermore, a more granular analysis suggests that: (1) increases in government consumption spending and government employment are associated with a lower probability of re-election among Democratic incumbent governors, but a higher probability among Republicans; (2) increases in transfer payments relative to personal income reduce the likelihood of re-election, regardless of party; and (3) among Republican incumbents, increases of income taxation and of top marginal tax rates are associated with a higher and lower, respectively, probability of losing re-election. Finally, controlling for a variety of demographic, political and socioeconomic factors, we find that high unemployment increases the probability that an incumbent loses re-election, while increasing net population migration reduces it.
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Baugh Center's Daniel Bennett Article Published in Minding the Campus
[5/13/2019]
If students experience long-term financial benefits from going to college, despite accruing debt to finance the rapidly growing cost of higher education, this hardly suggests that rising student loan debt is a crisis. There are, however, some caveats.
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Students Host Ladies' Night with President Livingstone
[4/29/2019]
Business & Innovation LLC Community Leaders host event with special guest, President Livingstone.
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Baylor Lariat | Baylor offers support through unique 'Shark Tank'
[4/10/2019]
Baylor is home to hundreds of organizations which allow students to grow and learn by using their talents and interests. One of these organizations is the Baylor Angel Network (BAN). The organization is home to juniors and seniors who are selected to serve as analysts. They provide aid in the screening process of deciding which small businesses will be funded by the members of the angel network.
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04.08.19 Baylor Baugh Center Entrepreneurship Updates
[4/8/2019]
Baugh Center updates from Dr. Kendall Artz, Director of the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise.
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Nomination Form for Baylor's Young Entrepreneur Awards Is Open
[4/1/2019]
The Baylor University John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Baylor Young Entrepreneurship Award.
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2019 New Venture Competition Winners Announced
[3/8/2019]
Teams from Seattle University, University of Oregon and Oklahoma State University won Baylor University's eighth annual New Venture Competition on Feb. 22-23.
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WACO TODAY | Baylor to mark milestone of honoring Texas family businesses
[2/28/2019]
This fall will mark the 30th anniversary of a program at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business that isn't especially well known, but has been a great source of pride for family businesses throughout the state.
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Baylor Lariat | Baylor hosts eighth annual New Venture Competition
[2/24/2019]
Feb. 22, 2019 marked the beginning of a weekend full of future go-getting business men and women at Baylor's Foster Campus for Business and Innovation. The eighth annual Baylor New Venture Competition, hosted by Baylor Business Entrepreneurship & Corporate Innovation, brought in students, coaches and investors from all over the country.
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2018 Baylor New Venture Competition Second Place Winner Joins Prototype Capital Family
[2/19/2019]

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01.04.19 Baylor Baugh Center Entrepreneurship Updates
[1/4/2019]
Baugh Center updates from Dr. Kendall Artz, Director of the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise.
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The Institute for Family Business honored several Waco-area business at its annual Texas Family Business of the Year award banquet
[12/20/2018]
Sixteen businesses around the state received Family Business Awards this year, the 29th year of the competition.
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09.22.18 Baylor Baugh Center Entrepreneurship Updates
[9/22/2018]
Baugh Center updates from Dr. Kendall Artz, Director of the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise.
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Baylor Business News | Entrepreneurship Professor Peter Klein Awarded SEJ Best Paper Prize
[9/4/2018]
Peter Klein, W. W. Caruth Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Baylor, has been awarded the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal Best Paper Prize by the Strategic Management Society. This award recognizes papers that were published five or more years prior, and are selected by the editors of the journal based on quantitative measures, such as number of citations, and subjective measurements of the paper's influence in the industry.
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Baylor Business News | Entrepreneurship Professor Matthew Wood Awarded AME Best Paper
[9/4/2018]
Matthew Wood, chair and associate professor of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, recently received the 2018 Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division "Best Conceptual Paper Award." The award is sponsored by the scholarly journal Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.
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Baugh Center Blog Spotlights Zach Morrow of Flourish
[8/31/2018]
"Be passionate about your startup and have a higher driver than financial returns." ~ Zach Morrow
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Dr. Matthew Wood Receives Prestigious Recognition
[8/27/2018]
Chairman of the Entrepreneurship Department, Dr. Matthew Wood receives the Best Conceptual Paper Award at the August Academy of Management's Entrepreneurship Division premier international conference in management.
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The Baugh Center welcomes Baylor EMBA Alum, Jeremy Ransom, as the Executive Director of the Baylor Angel Network
[8/23/2018]
Baylor EMBA Alum, Jeremy Ransom, Breaking the Mold in Investment Banking
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Professor Steve Bradley Pens Comments in Credit Union Journal
[8/21/2018]
Bradley responds to the National Credit Union Administration's announcement to expand payday alternative loan options for credit unions.
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New Research from Baugh Center Research Professor Boris Nikolaev, Ph.D.
[7/19/2018]
New research forthcoming in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization shows that parental unemployment during childhood can have long-term consequences for adult children's psychological well-being later in life.
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07.06.18 Baylor Baugh Center Entrepreneurship Updates
[7/6/2018]
Baugh Center updates from Dr. Kendall Artz, Director of the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise.
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Baugh Center's Daniel Bennett has Essay Featured in Causas y Causantes de Desastre Economico en Venezuela: Un Homenaje a Hugo J. Faria
[7/3/2018]
Daniel Bennett has a short essay in Causas y Causantes de Desastre Economico en Venezuela: Un Homenaje a Hugo J. Faria, a book published by the Venezuelan think tank Econintech.
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Baugh Center Blog Spotlights Eric Guel of Eric Guel Photography
[7/3/2018]
"I believe most people can (and should) carry their passion into whatever vocation is available to them." ~ Eric Guel
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Business School Senior Awarded Scholarships
[6/14/2018]
Flower Mound senior, Andrew Kuykendall receives scholarships designated for entrepreneurship majors.
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Baylor's Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship presents valuable training for high-school teachers
[6/12/2018]
The John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise hosts local educators for the first Train the Teachers (T3) instruction to serve high school entrepreneurship educators.
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Baugh Center Blog Spotlights Madi Smyser of Madi's Munchies
[6/4/2018]
"The joy of success will outweigh the disappointment of failure." ~ Madi Smyser
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Baugh Center Blog Spotlights Hannah Franzen, Business Growth Strategist at Towny
[5/4/2018]
"All of your passion can work together." ~ Hannah Franzen
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04.21.18 Baylor Baugh Center Entrepreneurship Updates
[4/21/2018]
Baugh Center updates from Dr. Kendall Artz, Director of the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise.
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Zach Morrow Recognized as Outstanding Student in Entrepreneurship
[4/19/2018]
Senior entrepreneurship and finance major, Zach Morrow was recognized as the Outstanding Student in Entrepreneurship at the Baylor Hankamer School of Business Senior Appreciation Banquet.
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2018 Baylor New Venture Competition First Place Winner Continues Success
[4/12/2018]
Medical device company Lapovations took home the Best Life Science Startup Prize, the Women's Health and Wellness Award, and second place overall at the elite Rice University Business Plan Competition. The company received $100,000 in investment and $50,000 in cash prizes, bringing their total winnings to more than $250,000 in national startup competitions this year.
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Confessions of an Entrepreneur Wraps up Semester with Andie Day of Mary Claret
[4/12/2018]
The last part of the "Confessions of an Entrepreneur" lecture series ended Thursday, rounding out the series with a talk by Baylor professor and entrepreneur Andie Day in Foster 143. Day's clothing boutique, Mary Claret, was put center stage as she explained to eager business and design students how she’s taken her passion for clothing design and created her own "side hustle".
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2018 Baylor Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award Recipients Named
[4/11/2018]
The Entrepreneurship Department honored the 2018 Baylor Youth Entrepreneur Award recipients on April 11, 2018 at McLane Stadium. Ten high school entrepreneurs representing Texas, California, Michigan and New York were named finalists and competed for the top awards.
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Daniel Bennett pens OpEd for PalmBeachPost.com: Memo to employers: do the right thing
[3/1/2018]
Servers work for a low base wage, but they also expect to earn tips. Employers let servers earn tips, and employers pay the base wage.
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2018 Baylor Baugh Center Wraps up Seventh New Venture Competition
[2/24/2018]
Congratulations to the 2018 First Place award winners, Lapovations, LLCs, Jared Greer, Flavia Araujo, Michael Dunavant, University of Arkansas, who took home the $50,000 Grand Prize!
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Daniel Bennett pens Minding the Campus essay, The College Endowment Tax: A Good Idea, Sort Of...
[2/12/2018]
Starting next January, some 35 very wealthy private colleges and universities will start paying an annual 1.4 percent college endowment tax under the new tax reform law. That's very few of the nation’s institutions of higher learning, and the tax will not apply to assets that directly contribute to an educational purpose.
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Confessions of an Entrepreneur Kicks off Semester with Blake & Kimberly Batson of Common Grounds
[1/25/2018]
The Hankamer School of Business launched their three-part speaker event "Confessions of an Entrepreneur" Thursday, which will feature local entrepreneurs and is open to the public. The series will offer Baylor students the opportunity to hear local entrepreneurs speak about how he or she became successful.
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