At first glance, it may seem that microfinance and the Sharing Economy have little in common. However, this first impression is incomplete. Further investigation reveals a multitude of similarities key lessons that collaborative consumption could learn from microfinance.
Lack of access to seed funding is just one of the challenges faced by Native entrepreneurs. Like many small business owners and aspiring owners, there are few places to receive critical business training, technical support and financial literacy skills.
At a time when the perceived turmoil in the Middle East is so easily seen as a disincentive to invest, the smart money must recognize the opportunity before us of a region hungry to build a better future.
It is of grave importance that we do not use yoga to perpetuate our freedom to self indulge. We could consider taking our newfound inspiration we've gained via yoga, and use it to empower other women, who may be less fortunate.
Ever since I started with Kiva Zip in the U.S. my sixth sense seems to have awakened. I see entrepreneurs... everywhere! I think my understanding of what an entrepreneur was had until now been quite limited.
If you are one of the millions of people who want to do work that is mission driven, you may be interested in a job in the "social sector." As you start searching for jobs, you should make sure you are looking in the right places.