Businesses aren’t creating enough jobs and government employment’s been cut back. Do it yourself. Create your own job, start your own business. It’s these very small, micro-businesses that are the future of our economy.
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Self-employment is a good option for the long-term unemployed who have great skills but problems getting a job. CAMEO has been fielding calls from all over California from such people, many of them who are over 50 with lots of experience but are expensive to keep.
Microbusiness for Inclusion and Collaborative Success is a working group of corporations, organizations and certified minority vendors launched to create a "success community."
Microbusinesses, once only considered home-based mom-and-pop shops, are now center stage as "main street" entrepreneurs, such as consultants, contractors and business groups with one to four employees.
Also BLS says average firm size is less than 5 - used to be about 8 employees a few years ago.
Let's celebrate the entire spectrum of entrepreneurs from the very small businesses with just a few employees who are the backbone of the local economy to the entrepreneurs who create the FB's and Googles. It's the microbusinesses that create the jobs (5.5 million) more than any other firm size.
Joyce Klein is director of the Microenterprise Fund for Innovation, Effectiveness, Learning and Dissemination (FIELD), a part of the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program.
Joyce Klein's follow up from NYT Microcredit article - upshot, it's going to take many approaches to help those who are priced out of traditional financing options. Our two cents - business assistance is needed to help make the best of the captial.
Headline is a little misleading - she doesn't have the job yet, there was no vote as there wasn't a quorum... but she did great - and she mentioned CAMEO! Said we were a steward for microlending for underserved borrowers. We are very happy to hear she understands the importance of starting businesses and entrepreneurial training programs and microloans. We support this nomination whole-heartedly.
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