Joyce Klein is the Director of the Aspen Institute microenterprise Fund for Innovation, Effectiveness, Learning and Dissemination (FIELD).
We've all heard, and seen the data, that small businesses are an important source of job growth. But what about the smallest businesses—microenterprises? Do these businesses—food trucks, home day-care providers, landscapers, small construction contractors—also support jobs? Are they relevant in addressing our nation’s employment challenges?