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August 01, 2012


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Micropreneurship Is The Future Of Small Business

When you consider that so many knowledge workers are becoming long-term unemployed, yet technology has enabled them to exploit their knowledge base to embark upon ventures we could only dream of as recently as 10 to 15 years ago, it is no surprise that more and more professionals are opting for the self-employment route by starting micro-businesses.

They require low infusions of capital. They're highly specialized, highly localized and may very well replace a salary, if developed intelligently and with a sound marketing framework for expansion.

So, more power to the micropreneur!

Nick Barron

This is a great roundup. Micropreneurship is an exciting movement, and part of the motivation behind my business. As a someone who's dabbled in micropreneurship himself, I know these entrepreneurs need professional services from others to help legitimize and grow their businesses. That's the goal of Swapel.

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