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.
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
Great way for big businesses to help the smaller guys and gals - pay for services in a reasonable amount of time - imagine that. Too bad it took a Presidential effort to bring this practice into reality. Now extend that to freelancers and the really small guys. Pay your vendors and pay them on time!
The world is rapidly changing. Nothing is as it was 10 years ago, and we can only imagine what will be in 10 years and that includes changing economic conditions and a changing labor market. This m...
Labor market trends are changing with increases in self-employment and businesses starting and staying smaller. The economic development tools and infrastructure necessary to make sure that the self-employed and micro-businesses are successful needs to change with the times. We just had a journal article published that talks about the trends and offers some new tools for a new economy.
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).
Sen. Maria Cantwell shares her thoughts on a report that suggests women business owners face a gender pay gap. Cantwell also talks about small businesses and the influence of women. The panel then turns the conversation to the situation in Gaza.
We applaud the Senator Maria Cantwell and the Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship for bringing attention to the huge gender gap in small business lending.
Women get $1 for every $23 that men get for small business loans.
WATSONVILLE >> Is the next Sriracha brewing in Watsonville? Maybe the city's micro-entrepreneurs will come up with the next hot product to take off in the specialty food market.
Our Go-to-market conference helped over 70 very small food businesses in Watsonville. They networked, they learned, they connected with suppliers and distribution channels... We expect to see many of their products on the shelves in the near future.
While there is no question that wages are a critical component of work, there are also other valuable aspects of a "good" job. Good jobs raise the floor by providing a basic level of stability through decent wages, benefits, stable schedule...
Not only are microbusinesses the biggest net creator of jobs from 2003 to 2010, but they also create good jobs.
Are we becoming a part-time economy? Maybe. A collaborative economy? Possibly. A freelance economy? Definitely. And to make sure freelancers are successful, we need a strong microbusiness development infrastructure.
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