Economic Mobility Through Entrepreneurship 11 (3)

Entrepreneurship is part of the American Dream and it is booming. A record 5.4 million new businesses were started last year, as workers across the country struck out on their own, searching for a different path to a fulfilling career and economic mobility. But that road isn’t always a smooth one for some new business owners who hit roadblocks such as access to financial capital, lack of a strong social network, and other barriers. In this special four-part Work in Progress podcast series – Economic Mobility Through Entrepreneurship – we examine those headwinds and solutions, hearing directly from entrepreneurs who’ve already made the journey and those committed to helping them along the way.