Author: Joyce Klein

Director of the Aspen Institute microenterprise Fund for Innovation, Effectiveness, Learning and Dissemination (FIELD)

Joyce Klein is Director of the Aspen Institute microenterprise Fund for Innovation, Effectiveness, Learning and Dissemination (FIELD). She has more than 20 years of experience in studying and supporting microenterprise and entrepreneurial development programs in the United States. Ms. Klein’s work has included co-authoring, with Elaine Edgcomb, Opening Opportunities, Building Ownership: Fulfilling the Promise of Microenterprise in the U.S. (2005), an examination of the state of the U.S.

Why We Need a Small Business Borrower’s Bill of Rights

by Joyce Klein and Gwendy Donaker Brown
— As a critical building block of our economy — and its recovery from the great recession — small businesses must be protected from predatory lending and other practices which could cripple growth and slow the building of American wealth. Read more