Topic - Entrepreneurship

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Little Mogadishu in the All-America City? Somali entrepreneurship in Willmar, Minnesota

Somali immigrants encounter acceptance and some challenges as they establish businesses in a small city in central Minnesota.
Nima Hassan
October 2011 - Community Dividend

Booming, and well positioned, but still risk averse

Despite the state’s strong economy, one expert says North Dakota could use more derring-do
Ronald A. Wirtz
July 2011 - fedgazette

Cage match: Entrepreneurs vs. the recession

Has the recession taken entrepreneurial tendencies to the canvas?
Ronald A. Wirtz
July 2011 - fedgazette

Standing receives Minority Small Business Champion Award

July 2011 - Community Dividend

Hispanic entrepreneurship grows, but barriers persist

Despite recent progress, Hispanic-owned firms lag behind in some respects. Fortunately, federal and nonprofit agencies offer programs designed to help close the gap.
Michou Kokodoko
April 2011 - Community Dividend

Fed Governor Duke tours Minneapolis marketplaces

On a recent visit, Federal Reserve Governor Elizabeth Duke toured two culturally diverse marketplaces that have helped revitalize their surrounding neighborhoods.
July 2010 - Community Dividend

Starting up when the economy's down: A snapshot of Minnesota's new entrepreneurs

During the recent recession, when most people tightened their belts and took fewer financial risks, thousands of entrepreneurs mustered their courage and decided to try business ownership.
Michou Kokodoko
July 2010 - Community Dividend

Despite uncertainty, moderate economic growth expected

Toby Madden, Rob Grunewald
June 2010 - fedgazette

Horizons program mobilizes communities to address rural poverty

A leadership-development program designed for small, rural towns demonstrates how communities that become aware, engaged, and energized about poverty issues can make change happen.
Joyce Hoelting
April 2010 - Community Dividend

Overcoming start-up barriers: Native-owned food business serves up lessons learned

The founders of Native American Natural Foods demonstrate that the goal of starting up a well-positioned business on an Indian reservation is attainable, provided certain elements are in place.
Sandy Gerber
November 2009 - Community Dividend

The L3C: A new business model for socially responsible investing

The low-profit limited liability company, or L3C, is a newly developed form of business that blends attributes of nonprofit and for-profit organizations in order to promote investment in so
Sue Woodrow, Steve Davis
November 2009 - Community Dividend

Earning income, serving the community: Guidance for building a social enterprise

A description of the important steps nonprofit organizations should follow when creating enterprises to boost their earned income.
Kate Barr
January 2009 - Community Dividend

A "Six Forces" view of microenterprise development

What happens when we apply a prominent, private sector, management-analysis framework to the world of microenterprise development organizations?
Michou Kokodoko
September 2008 - Community Dividend

Native CDFIs work toward a new economic reality in South Dakota

Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs) are organizations that provide loans and financial services to underserved Native American communities. The Ninth Federal Reserve District
Sandy Gerber
September 2008 - Community Dividend

Turning equity into opportunity: Montana fund helps Native entrepreneurs enter the financial mainstream

A new small business funding program from the State of Montana is designed to address the severe shortage of equity among entrepreneurs in Indian Country.
Sue Woodrow, Philip Belangie
September 2008 - Community Dividend

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