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.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is often not a first choice for small business owners looking for financing, but the long-time lending giant has recently made significant changes that should bump it up your list when it comes to finding smart capital for your business. I won’t dispute that the SBA has a reputation of being …
ACA is benefiting the 22 million self-employed Americans. It underscores the ACA's incalculable benefit to entrepreneurship and job creation, as well as its role in providing coverage to a cohort of underinsured people (traditionally the self-employed have been more than 30% uninsured).Many say they've been able to get health insurance, grow their companies because of the Affordable Care Act.
ACA is benefiting the 22 million self-employed Americans. It underscores the ACA's incalculable benefit to entrepreneurship and job creation, as well as its role in providing coverage to a cohort of underinsured people (traditionally the self-employed have been more than 30% uninsured).
Communities with more self-employed workers can better withstand economic shifts caused by imports than communities that have fewer self-employed people, according to Penn State economists.
Another reason for city/county/state economic development professionals and policy makers to invest in local business development services to start more businesses. That means investing in coaching, capital, connections to markets.
Since traditional banks have largely stopped making small business loans, an influx of companies are stepping in to fill the gap. While some are lending to small businesses in a responsible way, many are not.
Chalk one up for responsible small business lending !
#SFSBW2015 asked small business owners and the organizations that support them throughout the year to share insights, best practices, stories and resources to help small business owners flourish. Today we hear from Claudia Viek, CEO, CAMEO – California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity. Tell us about your organization in one sentence. CAMEO is the statewide network
AEO works to support its members and advance the field of microenterprise development through training, policy, advocacy, communication and public awareness
One of the main reasons for bank denials is that businesses aren't qualified for loans (e.g. may have a good business, but doesn't have financials in order). This is a great argument for investing in business assistance programs that can help a business to become credit worthy.
Women-owned businesses can be found in all industries and sizes, but many of them are hidden in plain sight in home-based enterprises. These small businesses are making a difference in local economies - even those run from the family dining room table. Take Gisele as an example. She started off making tamales in her kitchen, then began selling at the weekly farmers market, and finally moved to La Cocina’s kitchen incubator in San Francisco. Now, she runs a full-service catering business, creating opportunities for others in the process.
Support women's entrepreneurship means supporting households and families
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