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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.

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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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FIELD’s leadership development program works with emerging leaders to build the leadership practices and skills needed to drive innovation and change in the microbusiness development field. Applications are accepted in the fall for selection into classes that begin in January. In the meantime, learn more about the ELM² program.