Kitchen Table Entrepreneurs

Kitchen Table Entrepreneurs

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Over the last five years, the number of women-owned businesses has grown at twice the rate of all U.S. firms; in the next few years, the number is expected to surpass the six million mark. Kitchen Table Entrepreneurs tells the inspirational stories of eleven low-income women who have marshaled the creative energy, confidence, and capital necessary to start their own small businesses. These women, who have used their entrepreneurial skills as a route out of poverty, give an American face to an economic empowerment tool that has enjoyed great success in developing countries. By becoming their own bosses, they not only provide for their children but also inspire them. Though each of their businesses is unique, all eleven of these women have discovered previously unknown strengths as they've struggled to overcome personal and bureaucratic obstacles. All received important assistance from nonprofit organizations supported by the Ms. Foundation for Women, the pioneer funding entity of microenterprise programs in the United States. Updated with a new epilogue.How Eleven Women Escaped Poverty and Became Their Own Bosses Martha Shirk, Anna S. Wadia ... goals for, 240 Independent Means, Inc., 262 Indian Health Service, 107 Individual Development Account (IDA) program, 150, 194, ... See also Health insurance; Unemployment insurance benefits F aamp; S Auto Parts and, 100 Internet Moon River Nursery and, ... xx Manual High School, 10 Marketing for beauty salon, 259a€“261, 262 B!ZWORK$ and, 11 a€œduffel-baga€ approach to, 121a€“123anbsp;...


Title:Kitchen Table Entrepreneurs
Author:Martha Shirk, Anna S. Wadia
Publisher:Basic Books - 2009-06-01
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