As the microfinance industry continues to develop and advance, the importance of understanding microentrepreneurs is intensified. The 2015 U.S. Microenterprise Census, distributed by FIELD at the Aspen Institute, is central to moving the industry forward and making the comprehensive case for microbusiness. As a proud partner of microTracker, Accion will again take part in the study this year in our ongoing efforts to understand microentrepreneurs and advocate for financial inclusion.
The newly launched census will collect vital data on the microenterprise industry over a 6-8 week period. In the past few years, FIELD at the Aspen Institute has worked to make the process more efficient, allowing it to maintain quality while making the survey quick and straightforward. The data reported to the Census is essential for the future of micro businesses, and micro entrepreneurs nationwide.
To contribute to the future of microenterpise, submit your data by visiting www.microtracker.org/census. While the census helps the industry learn and proactively respond, it also offers valuable knowledge related to the scale and scope of your work as a microentrepreneur. So, what are you waiting for? Open your database, and tell your story today!