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Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: enterprises, medium, small, entrepreneurs, women
Number of Pages: 263
Published: 1998-04-01
ISBN-10: 926416040X
ISBN-13: 9789264160408

In the current era of globalisation, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are recognised as major players in innovation and job creation. Furthermore, entrepreneurship is no longer a male preserve: although few women can be found at the head of large companies, an increasing number are taking up the challenge of creating and managing their own businesses.This new phenomenon calls for change: business will make the most of globalisation and new technologies only if the obstacles preventing women from fully taking their place as entrepreneurs can be overcome. Women entrepreneurs make new co

Author: Asian Productivity Organization
Publisher: Asia Productivity Organization
Keywords: asia, entrepreneurship, creative
Number of Pages: 143
Published: 2005-01
ISBN-10: 9283323599
ISBN-13: 9789283323594

The APO co-organized the Study Meeting on Creative Entrepreneurship in Taipei, ROC, 18–21 May 2004, with the China Productivity Center. Since its inception in 1961, the APO has consistently placed great importance on the productivity and quality improvement programs and activities of its member countries. Small and medium enterprise (SME) development constitutes one of the APO’s thrust areas, and one key aspect of SME development is the fostering of entrepreneurs. The study meeting, with the theme “Creative Entrepreneurship” was a timely event. Entrepreneurs often create significant b

Author: Margaret G. Thomas
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: suggestions, rural, entrepreneurs, products, forest, opportunities, special, income
Number of Pages: 216
Published: 1993
ISBN-10: 0788112368
ISBN-13: 9780788112362

Describes special forest products that represent opportunities for rural entrepreneurs to supplement their incomes. Includes: aromatics, berries & wild fruits, cones & seeds, forest botanicals, honey, mushrooms, nuts, syrup, & weaving & dying materials. Each chapter describes market & competition considerations, distribution & packaging, equipment needs, & resource conservation considerations, & also presents a profile of a rural business marketing the products. Products suitable for small or part-time operators are described. 50 photos.

Author: Sylvie K. Bossoutrot
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: micro, small, entrepreneurs, finance, access, russia, broadening, microfinance
Number of Pages: 115
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 0821363867
ISBN-13: 9780821363867

In Russia, small-scale entrepreneurship has emerged in response to the collapse of state-ownership and unemployment in the early 1990s. Small businesses typically lack adequate collateral and credit history, making them "unbankable" by the mainstream financial sector. To fund their businesses, micro-entrepreneurs are forced to rely on funds from family and friends, or money lenders.Microfinance institutions of four types have emerged to meet the unfulfilled financing needs of micro-entrepreneurs: commercial banks, specialized NGO-type microfinance institutions, membership-based institutions (s

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: knowledge, based, economy, globalisation, benefits, entrepreneurs, smes, realising, women
Number of Pages: 261
Published: 2001-06-14
ISBN-10: 9264193235
ISBN-13: 9789264193239

The first OECD Conference on Women Entrepreneurs in SMEs in 1997 highlighted their contribution to innovation and job creation. Since that time, women’s entrepreneurship has been burgeoning. Women entrepreneurs constitute a growing share of SME owners, with higher than average start-up rates in several OECD Member and non-member countries. Eliminating obstacles to the creation and development of firms by women and creating a level playing field for women business owners is vital for a thriving entrepreneurial sector and important for national growth strategies. Women business owners are crea

Author: Charles Leadbeater
Publisher: Demos
Keywords: entrepreneurs, cultural, new, britain, independents
Number of Pages: 39
Published: 1999-10-14
ISBN-10: 1898309965
ISBN-13: 9781898309963

Author: David B. Gootnick
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: annual, reporting, limitations, goals, program, development, usaid, microenterprise
Number of Pages: 81
Published: 2004-01-03
ISBN-10: 0756739748
ISBN-13: 9780756739744

Microenterprises (ME) -- small bus. owned and operated by poor entrepreneurs -- have potential to help the world's poorer populations. For this reason, the USAID included ME development in its programming. In 2001, the agency reported that it was conducting ME projects in 52 countries and had obligated almost $2 billion since 1988 to support its program. The program supports micro loans, among other services, to assist poor entrepreneurs. This report: determines the extent to which the agency's microfinance activities are meeting the program's key objectives; assesses the reliability of USAID'
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