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Encouraging Responsible Financial Innovation for Main Street

John Soroushian / Blog November 19, 2018

Can new technology and innovation make finance work better for Main Street businesses and consumers? The answer depends on the direction public policy takes.

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Paul Greig: Bring Small-Business Financing into the 21st Century with Common-Sense Reforms

Economy / News October 1, 2018

In an era of abundant information, data can be better leveraged by policymakers and lenders to help small businesses with their financing needs.

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VIDEO: Main Street Finance and Technology

Economy / Blog August 1, 2018

Mark Walsh, co-chair of BPC’s Task Force on Main Street Finance sits down with Aneesh Chopra, Former Chief Technology Officer of the United States to discuss the collision between technology, policymaking, and financing small businesses.

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New BPC Report: Main Street Matters

Economy / Press Release August 1, 2018

Small business owners and entrepreneurs are the backbone of the U.S economy but face daunting hurdles in accessing the capital needed to grow, thrive and create jobs.   

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Main Street Matters: Ideas for Improving Small Business Financing

Economy / Research August 1, 2018

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.

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Main Street Matters: Small Business Financing

Economy / August 1, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

The co-chairs of BPC’s Task Force on Main Street Finance will release recommendations to make the financial system work better for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

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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

Economy / 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?

Economy / 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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