Archives for Funding

Funding a Startup: Going from Nothing to Something

By Andy Stewart Over the years I have talked with thousands of founders (and wannabes) about funding their startups. Here is how a typical conversation goes when the founder is in the dark about the funding process: Me: So how much capital are you trying to raise? Founder: Well, I would really like $5 million, […]

Ashoka

Innovative Irish company for the public good. “Ashoka invests in people. We search the world for leading social entrepreneurs and at the launch stage, provide these entrepreneurs—Ashoka Fellows—a living stipend for an average of three years, allowing them to focus full-time on building their institutions and spreading their ideas.   We also provide our Fellows […]

Business.gov

Business.gov is the U.S. Government’s official website for small businesses. “Business.gov provides small business owners with information and resources they need to comply with laws and regulations, and to take advantage of government programs and services to help them start, expand and run their businesses.   “Business.gov is the only government service to provide access […]

Persons with Disabilities and Entrepreneurship

The United States Census Department states that twice as many persons with disabilities are starting their own businesses as people who are non-disabled; something that does not surprise me one single bit. When you do not find the accommodations you need among employers – make your own. Around fifteen-percent of persons with disabilities who are […]

Crowdfunding: A new source of capital for entrepreneurs?

Social networking started as a 20-something fad, yet it’s matured into a force that may revolutionize business, politics and society at large. Will financial systems follow suit? According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, they already have. Entrepreneurs are increasingly tapping social networks to raise capital, and several companies have built frameworks […]

Financial Resources Federal Credit Union Participates In Internship Program Specifically Geared To People With Disabilities

Bridgewater NJ – Financial Resources Federal Credit Union recently participated in the BEST (Building Economic Strength Together) internship program that links credit unions and people with disabilities. The aims of this program are to help dispel myths about hiring disabled persons and to give resume experience to people who often find it difficult to gain […]

Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund allocates Rs. 3 billion for PWDs

ISLAMABAD, Aug 19 (APP): Pakistan Poverty Elevation Fund (PPAF) would launch projects for economic empowerment and capacity building of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) with an allocation of Rs.3 billion during next five year. . PPAF has also initiated a micro credit project in Quetta, Khairpur and Swat for persons with disabilities under which training for […]

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