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Small Businesses: Creating Jobs, Creating Futures

Accion and Opportunity Fund | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Accion and Opportunity Fund

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifToday' talk about the importance of small businesses in creating 'jobs' is often limited to static measures like the numbers of jobs created or the number of people employed or unemployed, today.

From There to Here: Social Enterprise and Reverse Innovation

Thane Kreiner | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Thane Kreiner

The vast growth it has seen is proof that the Grameen Bank's brand of group lending -- which relies on peer pressure rather than collateral to ensure that debts are repaid -- can work in America.

Kathleen Miles

PHOTOS: An End To LA Unemployment?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.20.2012 | Los Angeles

A small-loans nonprofit that lifted thousands out of poverty in Tanzania, Bolivia and Uganda has now set its sights on reducing record-high unemployme...

The New Face of Microfinance

Nicole Skibola | Posted 07.25.2011 | Impact
Nicole Skibola

With acknowledgment and talk of new microfinance savings products, financial inclusion for individuals and small businesses will hopefully become a reality for millions of Americans.

Entrepreneurs and Investors Will Make a Better World for All of Us

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

If there was one common thing linking the entrepreneurs I met at the LeWeb Technology conference, it was that uplifting, optimistic feeling of individuals taking their passions and turning them into realities.

International 'Microlender' Sets Sights On Helping Hard-Hit At Home (AUDIO)

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

You may know the Web site Kiva.org for its groundbreaking use of microloans, which allow Americans to loan as little as $25 at a time to small busines...