Short—term stock market fluctuations may be a sign of a larger downward trend but could also just be temporary volatility with no long-term impact.
Small businesses and entrepreneurs fuel the economy. We must give them the tools they need to succeed.
BPC’s Task Force on Main Street Finance, along with small business owners, will discuss financial hurdles, emerging fintech industry, post-crisis financial regulation, and data gaps in the small business lending space.
The Bipartisan Policy Center has launched a new task force to examine the challenges facing small businesses and entrepreneurs in obtaining financing to start and grow their enterprises, which are key to innovation and jobs in the U.S. economy.
Many small businesses and entrepreneurs face challenges accessing affordable financing. This paper from BPC’s Task Force on Main Street Finance explores these challenges, highlights recent trends in small-business financing, and presents issues for further exploration.
Ensuring access to capital for qualified Main Street small businesses and entrepreneurs directly impacts America’s capacity for economic growth and job creation.
The Treasury Department recently made several recommendations that are intended to increase access to capital for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
The Task Force on Main Street Finance explores how to bolster entrepreneurs and small businesses by evaluating the challenges these innovators face in obtaining credit and other financial services, and providing recommendations for making the system work for them while maintaining financial stability.
While the 21st-century economy holds the potential for incredible growth, individual achievement, and economic mobility, these possibilities are by no means guaranteed to be widely shared. This paper sets out to “confront the new economy” by identifying those outdated policy approaches that are limiting the economic potential of our increasingly innovation-driven economy.