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.
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.
40 million contingent workers! In order for it not to be bleak - need systems change to recognize this New Economy and teach people how to survive, i.e. basic business skills. Yes if you're a gigger - you're a business owner.
Fresno CDFI gets $1.25M for microloans Fresno Business Journal Fresno CDFIThe Fresno Community Development Financial Institution received $1.25 million in loan funds through the U.S. Small Business Administration's microloan program.
This is just another example of the banks putting their self-interest ahead of consumers and our nation. If the credit union tax exemption were to be eliminated, the repercussions on our economy and consumers would be catastrophic.
Credit Unions are a good option for small business loans. Their business lending increased more than 8% from June 2012-June 2013.
Andrew Field, the small business owner of Rockaway Taco (Credit AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) In the last 6 years, we’ve amassed a wealth of knowledge about the state of small business from our 38 million members and we never cease to be surprised. ...
High-growth firms have a huge potential for creating U.S. jobs. According to Karen Mills, there are three key components to getting there.
To be less abstract than people and institutions: business assistance - how to write a business plan, do a cash flow, financial projections, find your target customer, etc...- is the secret sauce. 80% of #smbiz owners who get help succeed and hire 2 employees within 3-5 years. Too bad SBA cut programs that fund business assistance.