In an era of abundant information, data can be better leveraged by policymakers and lenders to help small businesses with their financing needs.
Recommendations from BPC’s Task Force on Main Street Finance on ways to make the financial system work better for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and the U.S. economy.
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.