TedTalks: Microfinance with Matthias Adler

Matthias Adler talks about microfinance and how the economy serves peoples’ needs, not the other way round. He holds a master’s degree in economics (University of Tübingen). After working with the German Foreign Ministry in various embassies in developing countries for six years, he works at KfW Entwicklungsbank as principal financial sector economist and microfinance specialist. Since 2007, he has been… Read more →

Could Microlending Develop the World?

In this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com, you will find Josh and Chuck discussing the pros and cons of microlending on a global scale. Microlending is a practice that provides funds for entrepreneurs in developing third-world countries who could not attain normal loans through standard traditional banks. Much of this problem attributes to the fact that these individuals do not have the necessary collateral,… Read more →

Four Big Questions You Should Ask about Microfinance

Since microfinance first came to the public’s attention in the 1980’s, the usual storyline has been that these funds have created and expanded an opportunity for underprivileged and under-resourced individuals to escape the cycle of poverty. While there has been a large amount of positive publicity for microfinance and its financial services for newly entrepreneurs, the social movement has also… Read more →

How to Create a Culturally Social Responsive Program

In today’s modern age, the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has begun to make its impact on numerous companies within the private sector. Corporate social responsibility, by definition is a business or organization’s initiative to take responsibility for the environmental and social wellbeing of the communities around them. This term generally applies to efforts that go above and beyond… Read more →

Entrepreneur Guide 101: Know what to do With Your Investment

Whether you are opening a corner store or starting a new technology company, the single biggest problem entrepreneurs find themselves is finding the capital or financial funding necessary to take their business to the next level. It is that necessary resource that can take a simple idea into a business. But how do you do it? Oftentimes, entrepreneurs are faced… Read more →