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Business and Job Development in the U.S.
Issue“Without adequate income poor people are unlikely to acquire assets. . . . Similarly, lack of asset ownership limits income opportunities, such as starting a business.”
Funding12% of foundation dollars to combat poverty in the U.S. in 2007 funded small business or job development programs
ChallengeHow can we empower people to achieve financial security?
StrategyBuild entrepreneurial capacity and economic independence of low-income women through business management training, loans, and technical support
Case StudyWomen’s Initiative for Self Employment, California
Closing the Wealth Gap Through Self-Employment
Cadence Helps Women Take Initiative
Women's Initiative Business Students Graduate Prepared for Success
Research Studies: Minority Women Business Owners Center for Women's Business Research