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Positioning Your Microenterprise Program for Sustainability and Growth. Jason Friedman, Principal. Context. The Microenterprise Development field is facing numerous challenges: Demonstrating success & impact Generating new income streams

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Positioning your microenterprise program for sustainability and growth

Positioning Your Microenterprise Program for Sustainability and Growth

Jason Friedman, Principal


Context

Context

  • The Microenterprise Development field is facing numerous challenges:

    • Demonstrating success & impact

    • Generating new income streams

    • Business retention and helping new business owners increase profitability and grow.


Microenterprise and the economic recovery

Microenterprise and the Economic Recovery

  • However, you have a tremendous opportunity to position your microenterprise program as part of the solution to the economic crisis.

  • Legislators, policymakers, community leaders and the media are looking for solutions – and you are one!

  • This is the perfect time to step back and assess your program - both from a program and organizational development perspective.


Sustainable organizations sustainable businesses

Sustainable Organizations & Sustainable Businesses

Key Questions to Consider


Sustainable organizations

Sustainable Organizations

  • Does your community embrace your mission as critical to solving the economic crisis?

  • What does long-term success look like? 

  • How do you talk to your community?

  • How strong is your case for support?

  • Do you have an active Board of Directors that contributes to your growth?


Sustainable businesses

Sustainable Businesses

  • Building strong businesses – that is the bottom line for your microenterprise development program.

  • It’s what your stakeholders demand and must see in order to champion your mission and support your organization.

  • To be seen as leaders in the economic recovery, we must commit ourselves to serving entrepreneurs with services that support their sustainability and growth.


Building strong businesses

Building Strong Businesses

  • Post-training support

    • Structured coaching & consulting

    • Peer networks

    • Specialized workshops

    • Membership programs

    • Access to markets

    • Procurement

  • Access to Capital: special considerations for microlenders


Questions

Questions?


Contact

Contact

Friedman Associates

Jason Friedman, Principal

319-341-3556

[email protected]

www.friedmanassociates.net


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