A challenge to United States microenterprise development is scale. After years of experience and learning, most programs still serve relatively few clients on an annual basis. Given the barriers to increasing scale and sustainability, we need strategies to achieve growth. This paper identifies strategies for growth in the field and identifies three areas of focus that are essential to increased scale and sustainability.
Bill Burrus is the President and CEO of ACCION USA, a private, non-profit subsidiary of ACCION International.
Journal of Microfinance
Issue and Volume
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Microenterprise Development in the United States: Closing the Gap,"
Journal of Microfinance / ESR Review: Vol. 4
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/esr/vol4/iss1/7