VIDEO: She’s an Entrepreneur
The economic crash turned a lot of laid off workers into small business owners, especially women. What was a hobby making crafts or free professional help for a friend became cash for bills. Along the way, Minnesota's Department of Employment and Economic Development has helped some of these small business ventures thrive. However, more public policy work is needed.
We stopped in at WomenVenture, who facilitates DEED business programs, for its Spring Showcase where entrepreneurs shared policy ideas that could enable growth and foster local economic development.