Global markets can be critical to the local success of small businesses and technology, private sector advisors, and governments have a role to play in enabling their journeys. Technology powers the global opportunity Entrepreneurs are finding that their businesses can be global, even at very early stages, thanks to technology. Kavita Shukla, founder of Maryland-based…

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On April 17th, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. In this case, the Court will decide whether it should overturn the physical-presence limitation established in the 1992 case, Quill Corp. v. North Dakota. In that case, a previous court held that the Constitution’s Commerce…

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More than four million U.S. taxpayers are directly engaged in the sharing economy, making everyday tasks like ordering household items, getting a ride to the airport and renting a vacation home easier for the rest of Americans. While being a member of this new era workforce is beneficial in a lot of ways – from…

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Every day a record 145 million Americans report to a full-time job and many economists now believe that we are rapidly approaching full employment. Given this macroeconomic climate, one might expect to see a decline in self-employment and the number of people eager to engage in the new “on-demand” work that has been enabled by…

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The U.S. labor market is going through a major change as people turn to self-employment in record numbers. Enabled by the ubiquitous connectivity of smartphones, entrepreneurs are embracing the opportunity to become self-employed. Today’s entrepreneurs don’t necessarily have storefronts, staffs or even business cards – and better yet, some don’t even have to find their…

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With 36 percent of the US workforce engaging in self-employment, a number only expected to grow in the coming years, it’s important to shed light on the motivations and needs of this unique sector. On the 18th of January, the California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity (CAMEO) hosted a symposium entitled Self-Employed Entrepreneurs: The New Era…

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Small businesses drive our economy. And earlier this month, the country celebrated National Small Business Week, recognizing the 28 million small companies that create opportunities for millions of Americans through employment and innovation. Their economic contributions are well known – small businesses create two out of every three new jobs annually and generate income for…

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Within the next five years, as many as four in 10 workers in the United States are expected to be self-employed, due in part to millions of Americans joining the ranks of what is being called the “sharing economy.” That’s the finding of a new labor market study conducted by Emergent Research that predicts that more…

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