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Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Overlooked Secret to Successful Small Businesses: The ‘demand side of financing’

By Juan Carlos Thomas

The inability to access capital is a frequent obstacle for would-be entrepreneurs in the developing world. But most of the energy spent on solving this problem is currently focused on the financial industry, or the supply side. Instead, we should focus more attention on the demand side of funding – working with entrepreneurs, argues Juan Carlos Thomas of TechnoServe.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Finding Realistic Impact Measures for Investors, Entrepreneurs: Presenting Unitus Seed Fund's new guide for measuring impact

By Uma Sekar

Unitus Seed Fund’s guide includes a common set of metrics that can be applied to any other venture fund. These metrics are detailed with definitions and needs that apply across sectors, with output and outcome level metrics available for different types of businesses to download and use.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Corporations are the Missing Link: Private sector is uniquely positioned to improve newborn survival in India

By Rachita Vora and Inchara Shanthappa

India accounts for 27 percent of global newborn deaths, the highest in the world. Dasra, a Mumbai-based strategic philanthropy foundation, has been conducting research which highlights a critical “missing link” that can help India address newborn survival at scale: corporates.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

How to Get 30 Fintech CEOs to Open Up About Financial Inclusion: Lessons from Accion’s inaugural CEO Forum

By Cris Valerio and Tahira Dosani — Accion

Who exactly are financial inclusion entrepreneurs, and what do they do on a day-to-day basis? The leaders at Accion's recent CEO Forum represented diverse enterprises ranging in size from three employees to 200. Through discussions around regulation, talent, growth, financing and more, the event showed a lot about what drives – and what worries – these entrepreneurs and their businesses.

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