Webinar: Asset Building Outcomes from Microenterprise: What do we know, what do we need to learn?

Nov 19, 2014

In today's economy, business ownership is emerging as an increasingly important way for lower-income individuals to develop wealth.

Join AFN and FIELD at the Aspen Institute as they present the state of research regarding the asset-building effects of microenterprise programs. This webinar will provide an overview of the research about the outcomes of microenterprise development in the United States. Join your colleagues for an interactive conversation about what we know about the extent to which microenterprise development programs help individuals to build wealth through business ownership – and what else we still need to learn.

Moderator: Jill Geltmaker, Operations and Grants Manager, Asset Funders Network

Speaker: Joyce Klein, Director, Aspen Institute Microenterprise Fund for Innovation, Effectiveness, Learning and Dissemination (FIELD)


The following resources were featured in the webinar:

PowerPoint presentation slides (PDF)

AFN and FIELD brief: Building Assets through Microbusiness (PDF)

FIELD: Asset Building through Credit Pilot Program - website with briefs and other data/resources.

Click here for the PDF infographic below.

Webinar Recording can be found by clicking here, or view the video below:


2014-11-19 12.01 Asset Building Outcomes from Microenterprise What do we know, what do we need to learn from Asset Funders Network on Vimeo.