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Magnifying microbusinesses

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.25.2016 | Business
Laura Dunn

Microbusinesses play a huge role in our everyday lives and at some point, you'll come into contact with one. Whilst bigger businesses usually get th...

Get Capital to Main Street to Create Jobs, Revive Communities

Connie Evans | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Connie Evans

As the still fragile U.S. economy cranks out new jobs, with concerns that a jolt from a world event or higher interest rates could spark a slowdown, much of the public and private sectors have ignored the potential of the nation's smallest businesses to help fuel economic growth.

National Small Business Week: A Reminder to Keep Entrepreneurs Top of Mind Year-Round

John Arensmeyer | Posted 05.04.2016 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

In 1963, President Kennedy proclaimed the first National Small Business Week to honor our nation's entrepreneurs whose innovative spirit and hard work helped make our country great. For more than 50 years, we've carried on the tradition of celebrating small businesses, and for good reason.

Small Business Not Neutral on Net Neutrality

Claudia Viek | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
Claudia Viek

Main Street, back street, home-based business owners, freelancers, mompreneurs, Etsy artisans - all should hail the decision by the Federal Communications Commission to regulate Internet providers as utilities and fight to keep the newly published rules intact.

The New Work: The Individual as Microbusiness

Llewellyn King | Posted 04.22.2015 | Business
Llewellyn King

It's not the age of small business, but microbusiness: the individual with something to sell, whether it's artisanal furniture or a skill. The millennials seem to know this instinctively, the rest of us are learning it.

Another Gender Gap: Business Ownership

Claudia Viek | Posted 11.23.2014 | Women
Claudia Viek

Women-owned businesses are booming, starting at three times the rate for men. But imagine a world where women had equal access to capital, a fair shot at government procurement and capacity to grow beyond $500,000 in revenue, and the economic potential is far more exciting.

Instead of Inequality for All, Entrepreneurship for All

Claudia Viek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Claudia Viek

Now the conversation about wealth inequality has moved to the big screen; I hope that the national conversation moves forward from the same, old game about inequality to new innovative solutions to the problem.

Micro-Business Is the Backbone of the U.S.

Claudia Viek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Claudia Viek

Investment in the micro-business field is less than 3 percent of what's invested by venture capitalists. Most efforts to help entrepreneurs are focused on high growth businesses.

JOBS Act Crowdfunding: Introducing New Sources of Capital to Low-Wealth Entrepreneurs

Connie Evans | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business
Connie Evans

Yesterday, I attended President Obama's signing of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act at the White House. The JOBS Act, which passed in Co...

The Power of Microbusiness to Drive Job Creation

Connie Evans | Posted 06.05.2012 | Impact
Connie Evans

In fact, if just one in three U.S. microbusinesses -- the smallest, local businesses that are intricately woven into the fabric of the American Dream -- hired a single worker, the United States could achieve full employment -- a boost that would be monumental to today's economy.