Mobile loan platforms have given Kenyans access to easy loans, but they come at a high price.
Government policies need to acknowledge individual agency as a mechanism for change, while reducing barriers to income-producing activities.
Ten years ago, almost a third of self-employed people in the UK contributed to pension schemes. That figure has dropped dramatically.
Simply providing more money will not accelerate the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises.
It's not just affecting areas in post-industrial decline – retail spaces are closing and losing value across England and Wales.
About two-thirds of Americans now live in states where marijuana is legal for medicinal or recreational purposes, leading some to worry corporate and Wall Street interests will take over the industry.
South Africa needs to rethink the role of the informal economy as it mulls over ideas to beat joblessness.
In almost every city, consumer demand and business diversity had a big role to play.
Councils are facing their own revenue crisis – and local businesses are paying the price.
Women-owned small business in Tanzania stay away from formal loans because of their negative beliefs about loans.
Most owners of small businesses reconcile competing work and life demands in an ad hoc way.
We may celebrate the contributions of newcomers of the past; however, we make the integration process difficult. Some immigrants turn to business to fill the gaps for themselves and their community.
The results of a recent study indicate that it’s never too late to get a crowdfunding campaign on a successful track -- provided creators can get a surge in pledges rolling
From car mechanics to coffee shops, the railway arches have long provided refuge from inner city rent hikes for small businesses.
Across the US and the UK, major brick and mortar retailers are battling the effects of e-commerce – and town centres could be the next casualties.
A Four Corners/Fairfax investigation shows the need for an advisory board to make sure that tax officers are accountable as part of the Taxpayers' charter.
Trapped in low growth trajectory, South Africa needs to boost small business development.
A new study reveals the challenges faced by people living with disabilities who want to open their own businesses.
On Q&A, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive James Pearson said almost 60% of small business owners in Australia are paid $50,000 or less. Is that right?
Family farms, restaurants, other food businesses and the rural economy will suffer under federal tax proposals for small businesses,