Thursday Links: $6 Billion in Export Financing; Women Founders; Microfinance in Haiti

Posted by: Nick Leiber on February 4, 2010

Today Commerce Secretary Gary Locke pledged $6 billion a year in export financing for small businesses through the U.S. Export-Import Bank, Bloomberg’s Mark Drajem reports.

Vivek Wadhwa, writing over on our Tech channel, explores why women founders are so poorly represented in tech and other high-growth businesses.

Haiti has been a hotbed for microfinance initiatives in recent years. Now, as aid arrives, economic planners are wary of undermining a culture of entrepreneurship and repayment. Neil deMause examines the complicated situation on CNNMoney.com.

In the WSJ’s small business section, Jane Hodges details retirement plan options for the self-employed.

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