Freelancers, contractors, consultants, solopreneurs and other self-employed enthusiasts – If you want it, KISBD can help to make it happen.
For over forty years, KISBD has been helping individuals to start, grow and succeed in small business. Today, that means micro-business. Over 40% of Americans are now working for themselves and that number is continuing to rise.
The drivers vary, yet the facts remain. As individuals, we will help you figure out where to begin and how to maintain profitability once launched. As a workforce development agency, we will help you to update your programming and train your counselors to help people create their own jobs as employers move from job creation to creating temporary, project-based work. As a society, if we’re going to continue to enjoy the benefits of a strong small business economy, we will empower individuals through public speaking to do what they love and love what they do. This includes teaching entrepreneurship in the classroom, applying innovative approaches to online learning and offering a range of entrepreneurial skills development workshops at conferences.
Believing in Social Entrepreneurship
In addition to offering products and services to support venture start-up and growth, KISBD has a social entrepreneurial mission: to help more small businesses overcome challenges dealing with global competition, over-regulation, and limited to access to capital. By leveraging people, process and technology, they created America’s Small Business Champions Network, a public/private consortium of government, nonprofit and private sector enterprises working together to help individuals to learn about and connect with the resources they require to succeed. Today, this Network is helping to facilitate over 2.5 million connections each month to over 30,000 free and low-cost public business assistance programs.