Industry News – March 6, 2019
March 6, 2019

Yelp Just Made It Easier to Find Women-Owned Businesses
As the calendar rolls to March, aka Women’s History Month, Yelp has partnered with Rebecca Minkoff to unveil a new feature that will make it easier than ever to support women-owned businesses.
Source: Fast Company

Kauffman Foundation Releases Data Set on Entrepreneurial Activity
The Kauffman Foundation released its compilation, Kauffman Indicators of Early-Stage Entrepreneurship, which offers in-depth reports and interactive data to track entrepreneurial activity during the last two decades across various demographic groups.
Source: The Kauffman Foundation

Private Sector Looks to Measure Impact of Opportunity Zones
The U.S. Impact Investing Alliance and the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University, announced a voluntary reporting framework that offers best practices for fund managers and investors.
Source: Barron’s

Equifax Extends SBFE Partnership For Small Business Lending Data
Equifax is extending its partnership with the Small Business Financial Exchange (SBFE) to supplement Equifax’s Commercial Finance Network by providing authorized customers with access to SBFE small business lending data.

Ignore Trump; CDFI Program Is Vital, Witnesses Tell Subcommittee
The House Appropriations Subcommittee heard testimony from various witnesses that debunked the Trump Administration’s claim that the program has outlived its usefulness, and advocated for increased funding for the program.
Source: Credit Union Times