Young Businesses Create Jobs

Editors note: this piece has been cross-posted from the Kentucky Innovation Network web log. As fans of the festival, I thought you'd enjoy it as well.


How important is innovation? Over last 25 years, businesses less than five years old have created almost all private sector jobs, according to Steve Denning at Forbes.

Frogdice is one of those companies. Here, the founder and CEO of the Lexington video gaming company, Michael Hartman, talks about one of his rules for success: know your identity.

Frogdice, incidentally, just hired its 10th employee. During brief remarks at the Idea State U entrepreneur pitch competition held recently in Lexington, Hartman talked about how satisfying it was as the owner of a small and growing business for him to see an employee buy a home.  

Now that's success.