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Temp Employment Is Dominating Job Growth In The Largest Cities | EMSI | Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.

Temp Employment Is Dominating Job Growth In The Largest Cities | EMSI | Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. | Micro-business | Scoop.it
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This underlines the growing trend of self-employment. Corporations and government are turning full-time jobs into temp workers - but self-employment is growing rapidly. The share of the self-employed in the labor market is growing exponentially - from 1.4% before 2000 to 3.5% post-2000. The trend is expected to continue. The State of Independence Report by Emergent Research found “the number of independent workers grew from 16 million in 2011 to 16.9 million in 2012 and it is expected to grow by 35% over the next five years. Self-employment is a labor market trend. And when entrepreneurs receive business training and support, 80% make it through the start-up phase and create an average of two additional jobs over three to five years.

 

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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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Small Business Success Story: Loans, Investment and Donations Help Hip Chick Farms Meet Demand - NerdWallet

Small Business Success Story: Loans, Investment and Donations Help Hip Chick Farms Meet Demand - NerdWallet | Micro-business | Scoop.it
It took one Kickstarter campaign, four loans, contributions from friends and a recent $1.5 million equity deal to get Hip Chick Farms to where it is today.
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Mission-driven alternative lenders to the rescue!  Go @obdc_finance @WSolutionsSF and Go @HipChickFarms 

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“Get Help! When businesses get help, their success rate is 80%.” #SFSBW2015 Interview with CAMEO

“Get Help! When businesses get help, their success rate is 80%.”  #SFSBW2015 Interview with CAMEO | Micro-business | Scoop.it
#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
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Support small business !!

#SFSBW2015 #smallbusinessweek

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AEO's President and CEO Talks Taxes with Treasury Secretary | Association for Enterprise Opportunity

AEO's President and CEO Talks Taxes with Treasury Secretary | Association for Enterprise Opportunity | Micro-business | Scoop.it
AEO works to support its members and advance the field of microenterprise development through training, policy, advocacy, communication and public awareness
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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.

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Net Neutrality Regulations Show How Washington Burdens Small Business - US News

Net Neutrality Regulations Show How Washington Burdens Small Business - US News | Micro-business | Scoop.it

Small BusineNew net neutrality regulations show how Washington burdens small businesses.

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Small Businesses and #microbiz need to stand up for net neutrality.  Make your voices known.

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Boosting Women-Owned Businesses Will Boost the Economy | American Sustainable Business Council

Boosting Women-Owned Businesses Will Boost the Economy | American Sustainable Business Council | Micro-business | Scoop.it
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.
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Support women's entrepreneurship means supporting households and families

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Google and Lending Club Kick Off New Business Loan Program

Google and Lending Club Kick Off New Business Loan Program | Micro-business | Scoop.it
Google Partners now have a new source from which to get some extra capital. Google and Lending C...
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Another entrant into the small business lending arena!

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Support for Small Business Leads Garcia's Legislative Package

Support for Small Business Leads Garcia's Legislative Package | Micro-business | Scoop.it
Imperial Valley News Pressing all envelopes
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business technical assistance is right in there! #microbiz

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Client Business Impact - Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

Client Business Impact - Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center | Micro-business | Scoop.it
  Print PDF English Imprima PDF en Español  
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business assistance => business success and jobs

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Las Vegas' 'Evangelical Urbanist' Steps Down From Bleeding Downtown Project

Las Vegas' 'Evangelical Urbanist' Steps Down From Bleeding Downtown Project | Micro-business | Scoop.it
Tony Hsieh's visionary plan for the city's off-strip core seems to be imploding, leaving followers disillusioned.
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Sounds like the businesses need CAMEO members! I still like this concept - don't throw baby out with the bathwater

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DelBene Joins Reps. Chu and Maloney in Introducing Legislation to Support Women-Owned Small Businesses | Congresswoman Suzan DelBene

DelBene Joins Reps. Chu and Maloney in Introducing Legislation to Support Women-Owned Small Businesses | Congresswoman Suzan DelBene | Micro-business | Scoop.it
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Congressional women unite to support women's business ownership!  Two bills, one in the Senate and now one in the House!  Show your support by urging your Senators to co-sponsor: http://www.congressweb.com/wipp/27

 

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Did You Know? Most Small Businesses Start With $10,000 Or Less | Quickbooks

Did You Know? Most Small Businesses Start With $10,000 Or Less | Quickbooks | Micro-business | Scoop.it
Intuit recently conducted a survey to better understand how small businesses get started, and found that the majority of them do so with $10,000 or less.
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Only 12% get help from the SBA - lots of potential to help small and micro business owners succeed! 

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Three in Five New Microbusinesses Use Personal Savings to Stay Afloat, Sam's Club Survey Finds - WSJ.com

Three in Five New Microbusinesses Use Personal Savings to Stay Afloat, Sam's Club Survey Finds - WSJ.com | Micro-business | Scoop.it
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Small businesses have a hard time finding credit - consider a local Community Development Financial Institution or your credit union or a community bank. 

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Kevin O'Leary of 'Shark Tank' invests in 27 companies and says the only ones making money have female CEOs

Kevin O'Leary of 'Shark Tank' invests in 27 companies and says the only ones making money have female CEOs | Micro-business | Scoop.it

are you?"I don't have a single company run by a man right now that's outperformed the ones run by women," O'Leary said.

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I'm not surporsed

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Investing local money in the real economy frees up capital for community business

Investing local money in the real economy frees up capital for community business | Micro-business | Scoop.it
the dwindling distribution system (where pooling unused money and redeploying it into local loans and investments) points to a real problem in generating sustained local wealth creation. 
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"...the dwindling distribution system (where pooling unused money and redeploying it into local loans and investments) points to a real problem in generating sustained local wealth creation."

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CrowdFunding Beat Conference: Richard Swart directs the research UC Berkeley. - YouTube

Dr. Richard Swart directs the research program in Entrepreneurial and Social Finance at UC Berkeley. He also is a partner and directs research for Crowdfund ...
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crowdfunding is an extremely successful and viable way of funding #microbiz

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Seeking Capital? Take a Fresh Look at SBA’s Loans

Seeking Capital? Take a Fresh Look at SBA’s Loans | Micro-business | Scoop.it
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 …
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Introducing SB 197 (Block)! | Opportunity Fund

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A new California bill will increase affordable capital to underserved small businesses.

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Three Ways Politicians Misunderstand Small Businesses

Three Ways Politicians Misunderstand Small Businesses | Micro-business | Scoop.it
The first mistake politicians make when attempting to spur small business is assuming that small businesses want their help in the first place!
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I especially like the part about the concentration... 1000 new business owners is the same as bringing 1 new business with 1000 jobs.

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AltLend: Ami Kassar, Founder - MultiFunding LLC and WSJ Guest Columnist - YouTube

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Small business advocate Ami Kassar calls for transparency in costs in alternative lending.

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Strategies: Self-employed give thumbs up to Obamacare

Strategies: Self-employed give thumbs up to Obamacare | Micro-business | Scoop.it

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.

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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).

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The National Champion of Local Business

The National Champion of Local Business | Micro-business | Scoop.it
For nearly two decades, Stacy Mitchell has tried to level a playing field she sees as tilted toward big retail.
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This article has a bunch of good examples of cities paying big bucks to box stores at the expense of the taxpayer and local business.

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Credit Scores and Financial Behavior of business owners

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Our colleagues at Aspen's FIELD program explored the  outcomes on credit scores and financial behaviors of  microentrepreneurs who used a secured credit card.

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Women Launching 1,200 New Businesses a Day, New Research Shows

Women Launching 1,200 New Businesses a Day, New Research Shows | Micro-business | Scoop.it
The latest OPEN State of Women-Owned Business report shows the increasing clout of women entrepreneurs.
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Women starting businesses like GangBusters

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