Policymakers Encourage Unemployed To Start Businesses

“With elevated unemployment lingering, providing entrepreneurs with access to business assistance and training programs will not only increase their odds of success, but could also create jobs for others.”  That is the introduction to the Starting a Business Is Job Creation section of AEO’s recently released Engage & Empower Advocacy Toolkit.  Although “starting a business is creating a job” is so painfully obvious to those of us in the microbusiness development industry, the federal government has been very slow to get its bureaucratic head wrapped around the idea.



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