ABSTRACT FROM THE JSFB. SUBSCRIBERS CAN READ THE FULL ARTICLE IN THE MAY 2014 EDITION.

The global entrepreneurship revolution is the key to driving economic prosperity in all our economies.  Today, it is estimated that there are nearly 400 million entrepreneurs starting and running businesses in the 54 economies surveyed by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor.  And if you ask any company founder anywhere on the planet what is the one resource they most need? It is capital.

K. Shelly Porges is a Global Strategy and Marketing Expert focused on entrepreneurship, partnerships and business development for several non-profit and for-profit organizations. She is a former Senior Advisor, Global Entrepreneurship Program at the U.S. Department of State.