How Entrepreneurs Impact Public Policy

In the inaugural episode of Commonwealth Insight, host Douglas Baker interviews Evan Baehr, president and co-founder of Able lending and co-author of a fundraising guide for startups called Get Backed.

Too often the private sector economy is suffocated by government growth to the extent that federal and state finances threaten economic opportunity for all. We talk with Evan about the challenges facing entrepreneurs, why private business and entrepreneurialism is so vital, and why he switched from the public to the private sector (hint: it wasn't just so he could wear jeans to work).

The second half of the program features Matthew Brouillette, president and CEO of Commonwealth Partners Chamber of Entrepreneurs, who details how and why entrepreneurs can change public policy for the better. Matt is the former long-time president and CEO of the Commonwealth Foundation.