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ENTREPRENEURSHIP, BUSINESS & ECONOMIC
and innovations. According to the U. S. Census Bureau's 2002 Survey of Business Owners, self-employed
individuals who have no paid employees operate three-fourths of
Administration reports that
workforce, generate more than half of the nation's gross domestic product, and are the principal source of
new jobs in the
Provides professional business consulting, research and training to business owners and new entrepreneurs. They link federal, state and local resources, the educational community and the private sector to meet the needs of
A free, online international resource designed to help build entrepreneurial economies. It features a vast array of content and resources to assist entrepreneurs, business mentors, policy makers, academics and investors through each phase of the entrepreneurial process. The content ranges from resources entrepreneurs need to launch a company to policies and research that has been conducted regarding entrepreneurship.
Links to a variety of great resources for Veterans.
New research released by Civic Ventures and funded by MetLife Foundation shows that approximately 25 million people – one in four Americans ages 44 to 70 – are interested in starting businesses or nonprofit ventures in the next five to 10 years. Oportunities exist in the small and even micro business arena. Micro businesses represent 80% of all businesses in the US and according to the "One in Three" research sponsored by the Association for Enterprise Opportunity, "If one in three microenterprises in the United States hired an additional employee, the US would be at full employment."
The Abilities Fund
The Abilities Fund is the first nationwide nonprofit community developer and financial institution focused exclusively on expanding entrepreneurial opportunities, including access to capital, for people with disabilities. They provide financial products, training, technical assistance services and advisory supports to individuals with disabilities.
The Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), a national nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, empowers low- and moderate-income households to build and preserve assets by advancing policies and programs that help them achieve the American Dream, including buying a home, pursuing higher education, starting a business and saving for the future We promote programs on the ground and invest in social enterprises that create pathways to financial security and opportunity for millions of people.
the Kauffman Foundation is among the largest foundations in the
Their vision is to foster "a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens, contributing to the
improvement of their communities." In service of this vision, they focus our grant making and operations on two areas
— education and entrepreneurship — which their founder, Ewing Kauffman, saw as two ends of a continuum. A quality education
is the foundation for self-sufficiency, preparing young people for success in college and in life. Many young adults will work
in businesses started by entrepreneurs. Some will become entrepreneurs themselves, providing jobs and wealth for society.
Microenterprise Development services include business technical assistance or short-term training, credit in the form of micro-loans
up to a maximum of $15,000, and, if applicable, a revolving loan fund. The programs are designed in a manner that is culturally and linguistically appropriate for the refugee population.
Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism's economic data for business development opportunities, energy and conservation information, and foreign trade advantages.
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|Last Reviewed: Monday, October 21, 2013|