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Microbusiness Job Quality. FIELD releases updated study on microbusiness job quality. Learn more about the benefits of microbusiness, which extend beyond just creating jobs, to creating good quality jobs.

Small Business Borrowers' Bill of Rights defines responsible lending practices in the small business lending sector. Learn more about the BBOR and how you can support responsible lending.

Building a Sustainable Business Model. Our three-part videocast explores the business model for offering a secured credit card with coaching.

FIELD receives funding from Sam’s Club Giving Program to support research on platforms in the microenterprise field and its microTracker data platform. Read the press release.

Joyce Klein's essay in the Aspen Institute's Bottom Line impact investing report elevates the types of capital U.S. microlenders need to achieve greater scale and sustainability.

Visit microTracker  

MicroTracker (MT) is a set of data tools and services that empowers microenterprise development organizations (MDOs) to assess and improve their performance and communicate the value of their work to funders. MT also helps stakeholders understand the U.S. microenterprise industry.

MT includes:

Data collection and analysis services that provide critical insights and assist MDOs to collect and use high-quality, rigorous data.

Standardized metrics that allow users to track and compare MDO activities, effectiveness, and client outcomes—over time, to relevant industry peers, to other MDOs in a state, or to the industry as a whole.

A nationwide data set on the activities, scale, effectiveness, and outcomes of U.S. MDOs—housed at and accompanied by robust analysis tools.

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Borrowers’ Bill of Rights

The Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights (BBOR) is the first-ever consensus on responsible small business lending practices. It outlines six key rights that the Responsible Business Lending Coalition believes all small business borrowers deserve.

FIELD helped to convene this multi-sector coalition to create a tool for educating small business borrowers and encouraging accountability among some lenders and brokers.

Read more about FIELD’s involvement and “Why We Need a Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights” in the Aspen Journal of Ideas.