For much of the past century, the Era of Big Work — the 40-hour workweek and its employer-provided benefits — were the foundation of our economy. That was then. Now, independent work is the new normal.
For most people who start a one-person business, riches don't follow. The U.S. Census Bureau's recently released annual report on "non-employer" businesses found that there were 22.5 million "nonemployer firms" in 2011.
COLORS Co-Op Academy in Detroit, Michigan As the traditional job market deteriorates, the number of worker cooperatives in the United States is growing as people seek more stable and rewarding work. An ecosystem of worker cooperative development organizations is emerging to accelerate this trend.
What has the Maker Movement got to do with public health? Quite a lot as it turns out, as I explore in the latest Risk Bites video. This in turn was inspired by being invited to talk at the inaugural We Make Health Fest in Ann Arbor (August 16 – please join us if you can!).
Over the last several years crowdfunding has become an increasingly popular option for both entrepreneurs and investors. According to Statista, In the United States alone, there are 191 crowdfunding platforms.