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Prison to Proprietor: Entrepreneurship as a Re-Entry Strategy. FIELD and the Asset Funders Network release new brief examining the role of business ownership and entrepreneurship in helping formerly-incarcerated individuals navigate re-entry.


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MicroTracker is a set of data tools and services services that empowers microenterprise development organizations to assess and improve their performance and communicate the value of their work to funders. MicroTracker also helps stakeholders understand the US microenterprise industry.

MicroTracker includes:

Data collection and analysis services

Standardized metrics

Nationwide data set

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Borrowers’ Bill of Rights

The Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights is the first-ever consensus on responsible small business lending practices. It outlines six key rights that the Responsible Business Lending Coalition believes all small business borrowers deserve.

Read more about FIELD’s involvement and “Why We Need a Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights” in the Aspen Journal of Ideas.

News

Justine Peterson partners with SBA and Kellogg Foundation for new initiative that provides capital to ex-offenders
Chris King, St. Louis American, August 26, 2016

States Mull Regulation of Online Commercial Lenders
Michael J. Bologna, Bloomberg BNA, June 14, 2016

Business Ownership Will Close the Wealth Gap
Claudia Viek, Huffington Post Blog, May 5, 2016

Advocates: Small Businesses Need Protection Against 'Predatory' Lenders
Carter Dougherty, Inside Sources, February 22, 2016

Predatory Lenders Have Hit Small Business, Activists Say
Ted Knutson, Financial Advisor, January 27, 2016