Self-Employment

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The effective small business consultant is no longer some objective dispenser of advice. Coaching, prodding, and consoling, s/he is integral to the life of the new enterprise - a colleague and a...
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Banks look askance at microlending for some darn good reasons. For microloan funds to prosper, they have to perfect (not just create) alternative systems and procedures of lending, capitalization,...
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How, structurally-speaking, do we combine grassroots energy and insight with strategic direction? The experience of Women and Rural Economic Development (WRED) is that half the battle is just...
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One response to unemployment among rural youth is heavier locks and higher fences. Another is to bring together teachers, businesses, government agencies, and a community association to create high...
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Enough of the 'lone ranger' mentality - here is a truly community-based approach to enterprise development. Peterborough's colleges and business sector provide venture R&D and guidance to the...
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Québec City and Montréal have a magnetic appeal to the young people of Portneuf Regional Municipality. Nothing new there. What is new is how the youth-led JeunEssor has become a spearhead (not a...
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How relevant is the federal government to human capital development in this country, when the greatest advances lie in the strategies devised by local organizations to suit local circumstances? Joe...
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Especially in small centres, CEDOs should give thought to providing or ensuring the provision of a service that helps otherwise skillful entrepreneurs to work out on paper the details of the...
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In contrast to conventional business associations or fellowships, the members of entrepreneur networks share specific common status and interests (and even an economic sector, in the case of Flexible...
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This service helps the would-be entrepreneur subject his or her business idea to a stringent test of its potential, before time and money are spent on actual business planning. (One of over 60...