The rise of technology-enabled services has made it easier than ever to start a business. But there are costs that entrepreneurs must pay—and challenges they must overcome—to succeed online.
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Building entrepreneurial capacity
Building and running a business can be an effective path into the middle class for many. Our work focuses on how entrepreneurs can develop the kinds of agile firms needed to successfully navigate complex landscapes, and how policy can support—or hinder—entrepreneurial success in the United States.
With the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic causing severe economic dislocations, interviews with 21 business owners revealed concerns about a need for assistance in covering fixed operating costs and about worker safety.
The key result of our analysis is that income diversification has become increasingly important in determining entrepreneurship, but that younger households became less likely over time to have income from multiple sources. At the same time, older households maintained their income diversification and their likelihood of working as entrepreneurs became more responsive to having substantial income from non-business sources such as capital income and Social Security benefits.
The objective of the call was to identify, develop, promote and disseminate the good practice of national, regional or local governments and of financial intermediaries in assisting young social entrepreneurs at times of high youth unemployment.
The report seeks to identify barriers that companies face when attempting to enter into contracts with the Department of Defense (DoD), especially when they are not traditional DoD suppliers.
This research brief raises concerns that the bundling of health insurance and employment may discourage business creation.
This pilot evaluation of Startup Tech assesses whether 12th-grade students experienced either improved self-efficacy or changes in their college and career plans during the year in which they were in the program.