When entrepreneurs strike out on their own, they often leave behind the salary and benefits an employer provides. Many entrepreneurs become responsible for health care, retirement savings, and other necessities they, their families, and their employees depend on. This can be especially challenging for entrepreneurs with little savings to draw on and for whom access to a safety net is particularly important.
In this forum we will hear from researchers, entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders who have insights into the current landscape of the U.S. social safety net, and it’s impacts on entrepreneurship. They will also share the potential opportunities and solutions to better support entrepreneurs.
Panel 1: The current U.S. social safety net landscape and what it means for entrepreneurship
Panel 2: Looking ahead: emerging opportunities to support entrepreneurs
John Arensmeyer, Small Business Majority
Althea Erickson, NASI Unemployment Insurance Task Force
Julie Kashen, The Century Foundation
Jennifer Kelly Ventura, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Rakeen Mabud, Groundwork Collaborative
Matthew Rae, Kaiser Family Foundation
Heather Spalding, Cambrian
Till von Wachter, University of California Los Angeles
The session may be recorded for future public dissemination.
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