A New Wave of Self Employment Is Hitting the Business World

The Future of Self-Employment

We’ve been in a gig economy for quite some time now. However, as the pandemic caused people to realize how unfeasible that is for a long-term economic system, many took to starting their own businesses in order to wrest back control of their own income.

Over 4.4 million businesses started up over lockdown in America alone. If you consider the fact that this article was written in February of 2021, and that many people who start side hustles don’t count as officially registered businesses, the amount of people launching business endeavors is unprecedented.

COVID-19 was one cause of the issue, as people had more time and financial incentive, but there has also been a massive exodus from the American workforce over the past year. 4.4 million people (3% of the American workforce) have quit their jobs due to dissatisfaction with pay, conditions, or how the businesses

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NM approves public financing for cannabis businesses

SANTA FE – New Mexico will provide business loans of up to $250,000 to small-scale cannabis businesses in an effort to provide economic opportunity to communities that were hit hard by past criminal enforcement of marijuana laws.

The Regulation and Licensing Department on Thursday announced that the loan program is moving forward after a legislative panel provided approval this week.

The New Mexico Finance Authority is planning for a $5 million line of credit for cannabis entrepreneurs, with an average loan size of about $100,000. The application process is expected to open in February.

Loans would be available to qualified cannabis “microbusinesses” that are licensed to cultivate and sell marijuana from up to 200 plants at a single location, operating much like a craft winery or brewery.

That business niche was authorized in sweeping legislation to regulate and tax recreational marijuana sales, signed by Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham earlier

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Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) SSHRC Chair in Business Analytics in Supply Chain job with Wilfrid Laurier University

Location: Waterloo, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier

Faculty/Academic Area: Lazaridis School of
Bus. & Econ. 

Department: Lazaridis Business (ODS) 

Campus: Waterloo 

Employee Group: WLUFA 

Requisition ID: 2953 

  • Posting ID: 2022-06
  • Position Title: Canada Research Chair
    (Tier 2) SSHRC Chair in Business Analytics in Supply Chain
    (November 26, 2021)
  • Faculty/Academic Area; Canada Research Chair
     Lazaridis School of Business and
  • Campus: Waterloo
  • Date posting closes: January 15,


  • Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier
  • Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) SSHRC Chair in Business
    Analytics in Supply Chain
    The Lazaridis School of Business and
    Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applicants for
    a tenure-track or tenured Canada Research Chair (CRC)
    Tier 2 SSHRC Chair in Business Analytics in Supply Chain in the
    Operations and Decision Sciences Area. The Canada Research
    Chairs Program is a key component of a strategy to make Canada one
    of the

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    Small business center launches at JSU specifically for women-owned entrepreneurs

    JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Female entrepreneurs have a new place to grow their small businesses.

    It’s called the Women’s Business Center at Jackson State University.

    The official grand opening isn’t until January 2022, but you can now get a sneak peek of the new center.

    The center will offer confidential one-on-one counseling, low-cost training, networking, free workshops, technical assistance, and mentoring to women entrepreneurs.

    The chief goal is to provide business services for women seeking federal contract dollars as women-owned small businesses (WOSB) and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSB).

    The WBC is located on the third floor in Suite 332 in the College of Business.

    “The Women’s Business Center @JSU is a necessity,” Sydney Brown, director of The WBC @JSU, said. “We need to support the boundless potential of women-owned businesses in the state of Mississippi. This center will encourage the participation of women entrepreneurs in the local, state,

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