Empowering small businesses for a digital future

Small businesses are key to inclusive growth. Yet many are struggling to adapt to rapid digital transformation, particularly in the wake of the pandemic. Strive Community is equipping five million small businesses with innovative digital solutions to enable them to build resilience and grow.

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When small businesses thrive our local communities and economies thrive, but when they struggle, the impact is widespread. What small business owners need right now is partners who listen to them and develop innovative solutions that help them grow in the wake of the pandemic. That’s what makes programs like Strive so critical today and tomorrow.

Michael Miebach

CEO, Mastercard

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Mastercard and International Trade Centre partner for small business e-commerce

Mastercard and International Trade Centre partner for small business e-commerce

Supporting micro- and small entrepreneurs worldwide for better online sales through training and community support This post originally appeared on ITCs website here.
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Three tips for designing digital tools for micro-entrepreneurs in the informal economy

Three tips for designing digital tools for micro-entrepreneurs in the informal economy

The following guest article by Shujaaz Inc, a network of social ventures based in Nairobi, offers practical insights on designing digital tools for micro-entrepreneurs, particularly those in informal economies.
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Where are the micro- and small businesses around the world? Visualizing the data

Where are the micro- and small businesses around the world? Visualizing the data

Micro- and small enterprises (MSEs) are essential agents of inclusive growth around the world.
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Why creativity and play are key to understanding the real needs of micro-entrepreneurs

Why creativity and play are key to understanding the real needs of micro-entrepreneurs

The following is a guest post by Shujaaz Inc, an organization that offers practical insights on designing research approaches that work particularly in research focusing on young people.
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Enabling small businesses to reach their potential by increasing their access to finance

Enabling small businesses to reach their potential by increasing their access to finance

A few weeks ago, we hosted a panel discussion during the 2022 Financial Inclusion Week on enabling small businesses to reach their potential by increasing their access to finance.
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Uncovering digital opportunities to support entrepreneurs in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan

Uncovering digital opportunities to support entrepreneurs in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan

This article was originally published by Accion In the city of Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, Kamara runs a bakery selling fried dough balls, called baursak, and other traditional breads.
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