Small business

Small businesses play a huge role in communities, but they need help

Small businesses play a huge role in communities, but they need help

Can supply chain financing be used as a tool to drive financial inclusion? By Iain Brougham and Andrea Horak Lack of credit and...

Using fintech to support small businesses in Nigeria

Using fintech to support small businesses in Nigeria

Accion Venture Lab continues to invest in Lidya in Nigeria By Amee Parbhoo and Ashley Lewis “The real backbone of most economies is...

Men working with wood. Small businesses in Mozambique need financial services

A plan to bring Mozambique’s small businesses the support they need

Socremo brings financial services to the underserved in Mozambique By Robert Ongodia and Rachel Morpeth Mozambique is one of Africa’s...

The Paygo team at work on their smart meter for cooking gas

7 Fintech Trends to Watch in 2018

Insights from a global seed-stage investor in fintech for the underserved By Amee Parbhoo We’re in the middle of a fintech...

Entrepreneur Nelcy Gamarra accesses the Dialogue on Business program from her mobile phone.

From the Classroom to the Phone: New Digital Training Program for Entrepreneurs

Shoemakers, tailors, bakers — these small business owners are usually experts at their craft, but that doesn’t mean they automatically know everything...

Why We Invested in SmartMEI in Brazil

Why We Invested in SmartMEI in Brazil

Accion Venture Lab Partners With Fintech Company to Serve Small Businesses By Matthieu Albrieux Can running a small business be as...

Education and Opportunity in South Africa: Lulalend Partners with IMAS

Education and Opportunity in South Africa: Lulalend Partners with IMAS

This article was written by Odette Bester, Digital Marketing Manager at Lulalend, a South African fintech startup that provides small...

Bridging the Entrepreneurial Gender Gap

Bridging the Entrepreneurial Gender Gap

Women own 36 percent of all registered businesses in the United States, but women-owned businesses, or WOBs, account for only...

Once upon a time, there was a hill…

Once upon a time, there was a hill…

Asunción is one of many cities claiming to have been built on seven hills. Thanks to microfinance, one of these...