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Stock Market Swings and What Really Matters for Main Street

John Soroushian / Blog February 8, 2018

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.

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Olympia Snowe & Karen Mills: Main Street Leads the Way

Finance / News January 11, 2018

Small businesses and entrepreneurs fuel the economy. We must give them the tools they need to succeed.

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How Can the Financial System Better Serve Main Street?

Finance / January 30, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET

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.

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New Task Force Focuses on Main Street Finance Challenges

Economy / Press Release December 14, 2017

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.

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Main Street Finance: How Can the Financial System Better Serve Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses?

Finance / Research December 14, 2017

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.

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Ripple Effects of Financial Services for Main Street

John Soroushian, John Richter / Blog September 27, 2017

Ensuring access to capital for qualified Main Street small businesses and entrepreneurs directly impacts America’s capacity for economic growth and job creation.

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Treasury’s Call for Updating Small Business Regulation is an Opportunity for Main Street

Ashmi Sheth / Blog August 7, 2017

The Treasury Department recently made several recommendations that are intended to increase access to capital for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

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Task Force on Main Street Finance

Economy / Page July 21, 2017

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.

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Confronting the New Economy

Economy / Research November 10, 2016

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.

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