Earn It Goal 7
People who create full- or part-time self-employment ventures access technical and financial assistance to improve their chances of business success.

Common Sense
  • Rural areas are less likely to have a full range of business start-up and assistance services.
  • Business assistance services reduce the high failure rate of new businesses.
  • Rural people often have less access to the full range of capital needed for business start-up and expansion.
  • In rural places, most new jobs are created by new or small businesses.
  • Rural areas often have limited access to the broadband telecommunication needed to make business ventures competitive.

Fast Facts

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