Operation JumpStart is an award-winning microenterprise development program that partners with organizations seeking to assist aspiring entrepreneurs. Combining nationally-recognized curriculum; coaching and mentoring; and rich online resources; this program can be the foundation you need in building entrepreneurial communities of opportunity.
Small business, big mistake: Building our product without input from our customers
By Syed Balkhi Consider the following scenario: You’ve spent eight months creating a brilliant new product — one that you know the world needs and one that you’ve poured your heart and time into. You love it, your friends love it, you’ve told everyone you know about it, and you’re almost ready to launch it to the world. But then everything goes horribly wrong. That’s the exact situation my business partner and I found ourselves in a coup...
Small Business Administration launches business competition for products and services that help empower women’s lives
By Hanah Cho The U.S. Small Business Administration is trying to address challenges facing working women. he federal agency has launched the InnovateHER Business Challenge to find innovative products and services that help empower women’s lives when it comes to work-life issues. The SBA notes that 70 percent of working women have children under 18. The SBA has identified three criteria for the competition: Products or services must have measurable impact on...
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