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Measurement for Small and Growing Businesses – SSIR

July 8, 2014  • Genevieve Edens & Saurabh Lall

We recently proposed a vision for how we think measurement needs to develop in the entrepreneurial support sector. We believe that organizations that support small and growing businesses (SGBs) should start thinking of measurement as a potential source of value creation, rather than simply a mechanism for accountability. To implement this vision, which we call Metrics 3.0, organizations should focus on two things: integrating social metrics with financial and operational ones, and aligning with collective learning agendas—either by leveraging the existing evidence base, or by making sure that multiple stakeholders can act on and use their evaluations. To read the full article, please click here