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.
New research documents that over-50 workers face an uphill battle to get hired.
This is exactly why California needs a Self-employment Assistance Program - to help these experienced, capable people take control of their own destiny and become their own boss by starting their own businesses. http://bit.ly/beyourownbosspetition
Uncharacteristically for a bank, BankPlus decided four years ago to compete with payday lenders. Now it successfully offers a small-dollar loan product, with significantly better terms.
Not really micro-business, but worth the Scoop as this bank is flying in the face of the industry trend. BankPlus' low dollar loans makes the case for 'technical assistance' as the borrower has to take a financial literacy course. And they become future customers.
She's Self Employed and She's On The Road! Make 2013 a year to invest in your business. We've gathered a list of 10 conferences from across then nation where small business women, entrepreneurs and wantre-preneurs are gathering to ...
D.C. is the fourth site of the nonprofit’s “Kiva City” initiative, connecting local entrepreneurs and lenders. (#socialmedia "will have a transformative effect on how banking is done.” #Kiva #microfinance launches in D.C.
The BLS recently released their Industry Employment and Output Projections to 2020. One of the more interesting projections is the share of the labor force that is self-employed: it's projected to fall to 5.9 percent in 2020 from 6.3% in...
Great research from our friends at Emergent Research. Looks like we have to help the Bureau of Labor Statistics become current!
States, cities and counties are giving up more than $80 billion a year to attract or keep companies and the jobs they provide. But officials and governments rarely track how many jobs follow, and many do not know the value of all their awards.
More than 29 million U.S. adults (18-64 years old) were running or starting new businesses in 2011. Moreover, nearly 40% of these entrepreneurs expected to create more than five new jobs in the next five years.
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The foundation of the new economy will be a strong infrastructure of many small, locally-owned, diverse businesses. These very small businesses create all the jobs. The reality is that firms are starting smaller and staying smaller and that more people want to be their own boss.
Various obstacles prevent Europeans from opting for self-employment, in particular fear of bankruptcy and risk of irregular income. The Flash Eurobarometer "Entrepreneurship in the EU and beyond", presented by European ...
There's a reason for the maker mantra of "If you can't open it you don't own it." With that ability to open up a device comes a sense of empowerment that is useful for everyone.
Taking the DIY economy from creating your own job to creating your own product..."Finally, the DIY trend in electronics has untold possibilities for businesses. Really, it always has. After all, Apple and Dell are companies started by DIYers in garages. But there are businesses not only starting off thanks to DIYers but that actively encourage the DIY community to engage with their gadgets even more."
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