Janet Kagan discusses how neglected neighborhoods and underserved rural towns can use creative thinkers to help keep communities alive by trusting nonlinear thinking and tolerating risk. Art-Force is a model for this type of economic revitalization.
Louisville entrepreneurs shared their success stories, expertise and real-world lessons learned with students in business and technology tracks at Central High School Magnet Career Academy in Louisville, Ky. This video series condenses the information into three short videos.
Episode 1: What do Entrepreneurs Believe?
Episode 2: Characteristics of an Entrepreneur
Episode 3: Tips for Success
Suhas Kulkarni explains the major impact of immigrant entrepreneurship on this country and discusses how Louisville’s RISE program is helping immigrants become business-ready.
We provide a quantitative evaluation of the aggregate and distributional impact of microfinance or credit programs targeted toward small businesses.
Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries stand out in international comparisons of de jure obstacles to female employment and entrepreneurship. These obstacles manifest themselves in low rates of female labor participation, entrepreneurship, and ownership.
The Nobel Prize committee awarded the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize to Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank “for their efforts to create economic and social development from below.” The microfinance revolution has come a long way since Yunus first provided financing to the poor in Bangladesh. The committee has recognized microfinance as “an important liberating force” and an “ever more important instrument in the struggle against poverty.” Although several authors have provided comprehensive surveys of microfinance, our aim is somewhat more modest: This article is intended as a non-technical overview on the growth and development of microcredit and microfinance.