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Are zero-employee businesses good for the economy?

Kauffman Foundation recently released data for the US that shows that while 2010 startup rate remains the highest in 15 years, some of the startups may be due to lack of other options available to the unemployed. 46 more words

Micro-enterprises & Rural Businesses

Controlled Experiments in Microfinance

Most proponents of microfinance claim that that the benefits of microfinance are “well proven”, “well accepted” or at least “well-known”.  Being a skeptic, I have been reading up various studies about microfinance and its impact.   615 more words

Micro-enterprises & Rural Businesses

Portfolios of the Poor, Part 2

In my last blog, I talked about the effect of emergencies on the already precarious financial situations of the poor.  In their book “ 302 more words

Financial Lives Of The Poor

Is Entrepreneurship Bad for the Poor?

One reader of my previous post “Job Description: Superhero Entrepreneur-cum-Managers” asked whether I am saying that rural entrepreneurship is a bad idea.

Not at all.  425 more words

Micro-enterprises & Rural Businesses

Job Description: Superhero Entrepreneur-cum-Managers

Goodwill Catalytic Philanthropy is excited to be hiring for a Micro-Enterprise Entrepreneur. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of a micro-enterprise.  The pay will be competitive, at Rs. 583 more words

Micro-enterprises & Rural Businesses