Participatory Planning Moves from Shut-Downs to Start-Ups
Natural entrepreneurs can be found in informal and marginalized communities. Recognizing and working with them, instead of penalizing them for entrepreneurial activities can revitalize a community.
More Than Money: Competitions and Awards Boost Immigrant Entrepreneurs
Competitions or awards spark new ideas, encourage innovation and reach new audiences within the sector.
Micro Loans as Start-up Finance for Immigrant Entrepreneurs
Access to capital is a common challenge faced by immigrant entrepreneurs. Micro loan models are popping up as a solution.
Cities Help Deliver the Immigrant Entrepreneur Value Proposition
How do cities re-charge their economic engines and stay competitive in a globalized economy? Embracing immigrant entrepreneurs and immigrant-owned small businesses leads to better outcomes not only for newcomers, but for cities themselves.
Entrepreneurship Starts at Home: How Research Can Inform Policy
The Kauffman Foundation’s Jason Wiens explains why the unique influences of location necessitate policy engagement with municipal leaders so that mayors are equipped with data and research-backed ideas to support entrepreneurs.
New Direction: Entrepreneurship
There is a growing body of knowledge on the value of immigrant entrepreneurship but also on the barriers faced by newcomers with a business idea. Along with the problems, there are solutions – found from immigration policy to local government support to targeted capital funds to entrepreneur mentoring programs. Here’s what we want to know.