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  • Reports

    Capitalizing Ability (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    Published in the World Institute on Disability's Equity newsletter, December 2008, this looks at the promise of the microenterprise field for people with disabilities. It compares the micro approach with that of vocational rehabilitation.

    Opening Opportunities, Building Ownership: Fulfilling the Promise of Microenterprise in the United States (2009) -- Available formats: pdf
    A report from the FIELD program of the Aspen Institute, this is a 20 year look at the accomplishments of Microenterprise programs. It identifies challenges and makes recommendations to grow the filed.

    Suggestions for Partnering (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
    This is a summary of the discussion about strategies for partnering with the key groups - VR, Agrability, ILC, WIPa, Business Development Groups. It discussed the messages and means to communicate with these potential partners.

    National Study of People with Disabilities Who are Self-Employed (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    This study looks at demographic, economic factors associated with those individuals who have disabilites and are self employed.

    Introduction to Starting and Sustaining a Microenterprise Development Program (2003) -- Available formats: pdf
    This is a training module developed by AEO that gives the history of the microdevelopment movement.

  • Sample Documents

    Staffing for Microenterprise - Program Manager Position Description (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    This is a program description for a Loan Fund Progam Manager

  • Toolkits

    Assessing Organizational Readiness (2009) -- Available formats: pdf
    This is an assessment survey that businesses and potential clients complete when a microlender is considering starting in a community. It has a list of potential services that could be offered by the microlender.

    Development of Action Plans - Worksheets (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
    This series of worksheets provides a tool for loan programs to organize their activities when planning growth and partnerships for the telework loan program.

    AFP Administration - Policy Considerations (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    This handout looks at loan loss reserves and risk rating of the portfolio.

    Self Assessment Tool for Individuals Considering Home-Based Employment (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    This is a questionnaire for an individuals to use when considering self employment It includes a look at the individual's knowledge and skills and interest.

    Underwriting/Evaluation Guidelines for Microenterprise and Small Business Loans (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    This document provides guidance for loan programs undewriting telework loand for self employment. Underwriting looks at financial and credit data, the personnel of the business, collateral, and repayment ability.

    Efficiency Evaluations of Loan Funds and Microenterprise Loan Program Efficiency Performance Benchmarks (2004) -- Available formats: rtf
    Loan program effectiveness measures

    Performance Evaluation Tools and Formulas (2004) -- Available formats: rtf
    A tool to understand empirical measures of program effectiveness and stability covering topics including portfolio management and program expense and income measurement.

    System of Self-Evaluation for Loan Programs (2004) -- Available formats: rtf
    Covering effective asset quality, usage, investment effectiveness, and other measures.

  • Marketing Materials

    Suggestions for Partnering (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
    This is a summary of the discussion about strategies for partnering with the key groups - VR, Agrability, ILC, WIPa, Business Development Groups. It discussed the messages and means to communicate with these potential partners.

    National Study of People with Disabilities Who are Self-Employed (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    This study looks at demographic, economic factors associated with those individuals who have disabilites and are self employed.

    Resources for Providing Loans for Home-Based Employment (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    This summarizes the findings of the MITE research and lists possible sources of employers intrested in employing teleworkers.

  • Training Materials

    Introduction to Microenterprise Development (2009) -- Available formats: rtf ppt
    This provides an overview of the microenterprise field, a history, typical businesses, case examples of businesses, challenges and pitfalls. It also looks at funding for these loan programs, the MicroTest program, and trends for growth in the industry.

    AFP and Telework Program Review (2008) -- Available formats: ppt
    Thsi power point describes the new program review process for AFP and Telework programs.

    Comparison of AFP and Statewide AT Program Data Collection (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
    This document compares the statewide At program data collection state financing section with the new data collectioon system for AFPs.

    Data Collection Instrument for Telework Programs (2008) -- Available formats: ppt
    This powerpoint describes the new data collection system for Telework Programs.

    New Data Collection System for AFP (2008) -- Available formats: ppt
    This power point describes the new data collection system that will be used by AFPs loan programs.

    AFP Administration - Policy Considerations (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    This handout looks at loan loss reserves and risk rating of the portfolio.

    AFP Administration - Policy Considerations, Recapitalization, and Underwriting Issues (2007) -- Available formats: ppt
    This powerpoint provides and over view on loan program policies, recapitalization and underwriting considerations.

    Introduction to Starting and Sustaining a Microenterprise Development Program (2003) -- Available formats: pdf
    This is a training module developed by AEO that gives the history of the microdevelopment movement.

  • Profile

    Comparative Profiles of Three Microenterprise Development Organizations (MDOs) (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    This chart looks at three microlenders and compares them. The three programs are : GANE, Gulf Coast, and WATF

    Overview of Microenterprise Organizations (2009) -- Available formats: rtf ppt
    This provides the background of the microenterprise field and explores how the Telework Programs are part of this field in that the programs serve similar client bases, provide similar typical loans, and are organized similarly.

    Kansas Assistive Technology Cooperative (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
    This presentaton describes the relationship of the Kansas loan program with its Small Business Development Center. The SBDC provides business plan development for the Telework applicants.

    MicroLenders (2008) -- Available formats: ppt
    This presentation describes the microlender programs in the country, the typical lenders and their services. It also looks a the demographics of the borrowers of micro lenders.

    New Mexico SEEDLoans (2008) -- Available formats: ppt
    Thhis presentation describes the close relationship and partanership that the SEEDLoans program has with the New Mexico VR program. It describes how VR support borrowers and also describes current road blocks.

    Overview of the Telework Program (2008) -- Available formats: ppt
    This provides a brief overview of the Telework Program, when it started and the programs that provide loans. It also describes one loan program, the Oklahoma ATF, in more detail

    Resources for Providing Loans for Home-Based Employment (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    This summarizes the findings of the MITE research and lists possible sources of employers intrested in employing teleworkers.

    Running Efficient Loan Programs: Kentucky AT Loan Corporation (2004) -- Available formats: ppt rtf
    Kentucky Assistive Technology Loan Corporation outline's their program's structure, including cost and income.

  • Legislation

    RSA: Directions for Home Based Employment and Self-Employment (2007) -- Available formats: pdf
    This presentation spells out the key considerations for telework loan programs must decide when determining if the items requested for purchase with a telework loan are with the guidelines of the program.

  • Meetings

    2011 Best Practices Agenda (2011) -- Available formats: word
    Revised BPI draft agenda

    Access Loan New Mexico (2011) -- Available formats: word
    Access New Mexico document

    BPI Data Title I 2008-2010 (2011) -- Available formats: xls
    Handout of Excel sheet for BPI/Title I Data

    Innovations in Telework Programs - Washington State (2011) -- Available formats: ppt
    Kathy Gilman's powerpoint

    List of Participants (2011) -- Available formats: word
    participants for the BPI

    MIS Data 2008-2010 (2011) -- Available formats: xls
    Spreadsheet of MIS Data for Loan Program Data presentation

    New Mexico Mailout (2011) -- Available formats: other pdf
    Mailout material for New Mexico

    New Mexico Map Information (2011) -- Available formats: other pdf
    Map breakout from New Mexico

    Program Review: Lessons for Program Improvement (2011) -- Available formats: ppt
    Powerpoint for Program Improvement session

    Quality Indicators for Financial Loan Programs (2011) -- Available formats: ppt
    powerpoint

    Registrant Memo of Information (2011) -- Available formats: word
    Memo for those who registered for the BPI

    2009 Telework Forum - Agenda (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    This is the agenda of the 2009 Telework Forum held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va May 15-16, 2009.

    2009 Telework Forum - List of Participants (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    This is the List of Participants for the 2009 Telework Form

    Assessing Organizational Readiness (2009) -- Available formats: pdf
    This is an assessment survey that businesses and potential clients complete when a microlender is considering starting in a community. It has a list of potential services that could be offered by the microlender.

    Capitalizing Ability (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    Published in the World Institute on Disability's Equity newsletter, December 2008, this looks at the promise of the microenterprise field for people with disabilities. It compares the micro approach with that of vocational rehabilitation.

    Comparative Profiles of Three Microenterprise Development Organizations (MDOs) (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    This chart looks at three microlenders and compares them. The three programs are : GANE, Gulf Coast, and WATF

    Federal Funding Sources for Microenterprise Development (2009) -- Available formats: pdf
    This lists common funding sources, primarily federal programs that provide funding to microlenders.

    Funding for Microenterprise Development Organizations (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    List of current and potential funders of microloan programs.

    Introduction to Microenterprise Development (2009) -- Available formats: rtf ppt
    This provides an overview of the microenterprise field, a history, typical businesses, case examples of businesses, challenges and pitfalls. It also looks at funding for these loan programs, the MicroTest program, and trends for growth in the industry.

    Opening Opportunities, Building Ownership: Fulfilling the Promise of Microenterprise in the United States (2009) -- Available formats: pdf
    A report from the FIELD program of the Aspen Institute, this is a 20 year look at the accomplishments of Microenterprise programs. It identifies challenges and makes recommendations to grow the filed.

    Overview of Microenterprise Organizations (2009) -- Available formats: rtf ppt
    This provides the background of the microenterprise field and explores how the Telework Programs are part of this field in that the programs serve similar client bases, provide similar typical loans, and are organized similarly.

    Staffing for Microenterprise - Program Manager Position Description (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    This is a program description for a Loan Fund Progam Manager

    2008 Telework Forum - Agenda (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
    Agenda for the 2008 Telework Forum conducted at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia June 25-26, 2008

    2008 Telework Forum - List of Participants (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
    This is the list of participants for the 2008 Telework Forum.

    AFP and Telework Program Review (2008) -- Available formats: ppt
    Thsi power point describes the new program review process for AFP and Telework programs.

    Comparison of AFP and Statewide AT Program Data Collection (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
    This document compares the statewide At program data collection state financing section with the new data collectioon system for AFPs.

    Data Collection Instrument for Telework Programs (2008) -- Available formats: ppt
    This powerpoint describes the new data collection system for Telework Programs.

    Development of Action Plans - Worksheets (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
    This series of worksheets provides a tool for loan programs to organize their activities when planning growth and partnerships for the telework loan program.

    Kansas Assistive Technology Cooperative (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
    This presentaton describes the relationship of the Kansas loan program with its Small Business Development Center. The SBDC provides business plan development for the Telework applicants.

    MicroLenders (2008) -- Available formats: ppt
    This presentation describes the microlender programs in the country, the typical lenders and their services. It also looks a the demographics of the borrowers of micro lenders.

    New Data Collection System for AFP (2008) -- Available formats: ppt
    This power point describes the new data collection system that will be used by AFPs loan programs.

    New Mexico SEEDLoans (2008) -- Available formats: ppt
    Thhis presentation describes the close relationship and partanership that the SEEDLoans program has with the New Mexico VR program. It describes how VR support borrowers and also describes current road blocks.

    Overview of the Telework Program (2008) -- Available formats: ppt
    This provides a brief overview of the Telework Program, when it started and the programs that provide loans. It also describes one loan program, the Oklahoma ATF, in more detail

    Self Employment Resources (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
    This listing ofers a wealth of resources to assist the telework loan program and its borrowers in areas including assessments, business plan development, financial, funding, legal, and more.

    Specialized Workshop for Financial Loan Programs - Agenda (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
    This is the agenda for the May 2008 meeting on program review and data collection for financial loan programs.

    Specialized Workshop for Financial Loan Programs - List of Participants (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
    This is the list of participants for the May 2008 meeting

    Suggestions for Partnering (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
    This is a summary of the discussion about strategies for partnering with the key groups - VR, Agrability, ILC, WIPa, Business Development Groups. It discussed the messages and means to communicate with these potential partners.

    Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (2008) -- Available formats: ppt
    This presentation looks at the WIPA program. It describes the differences between SSI and SSDI and how each has benefits that are affected by financial loans and work. It includes ways that a loan program can work with WIPA centers and how to link to these programs.

    2007 Telework Forum - Agenda (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    Agenda for meeting at the Adam's mark Hotel in Denver, Colorado May 21, 2007.

    2007 Telework Forum - List of Participants (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    This is the list of participants for the 2007 Telework Forum.

    AFP Administration - Policy Considerations (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    This handout looks at loan loss reserves and risk rating of the portfolio.

    AFP Administration - Policy Considerations, Recapitalization, and Underwriting Issues (2007) -- Available formats: ppt
    This powerpoint provides and over view on loan program policies, recapitalization and underwriting considerations.

    Board/Committee Development Power Point (2007) -- Available formats: ppt
    This powerpoint describes the role of the loan program board, the role of the members of the board, and how to recruit members and retain them on the loan program board

    Implications for Providing Loans for Home-Based Employment (2007) -- Available formats: ppt
    Two representatives from Telework loan programs look to the new TAC and the research findings to identify implications for their own loan programs.

    National Study of People with Disabilities Who are Self-Employed (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    This study looks at demographic, economic factors associated with those individuals who have disabilites and are self employed.

    Resources for Providing Loans for Home-Based Employment (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    This summarizes the findings of the MITE research and lists possible sources of employers intrested in employing teleworkers.

    RSA: Directions for Home Based Employment and Self-Employment (2007) -- Available formats: pdf
    This presentation spells out the key considerations for telework loan programs must decide when determining if the items requested for purchase with a telework loan are with the guidelines of the program.

    Self Assessment Tool for Individuals Considering Home-Based Employment (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    This is a questionnaire for an individuals to use when considering self employment It includes a look at the individual's knowledge and skills and interest.

    Underwriting/Evaluation Guidelines for Microenterprise and Small Business Loans (2007) -- Available formats: rtf
    This document provides guidance for loan programs undewriting telework loand for self employment. Underwriting looks at financial and credit data, the personnel of the business, collateral, and repayment ability.

    Who are the Home-based Teleworkers? (2007) -- Available formats: pdf
    This presentation highlights the findings oif research studies conducted by MITE on teleworkers with disabilities. It looks at the individuals and the characteristics of the companies that hire these workers. It also describes the supports needed by these workers.

    Who are the Self-Employed? (2007) -- Available formats: ppt
    This presentation provides information gathered by the Washington program through surveys of its telework borrowers.

    Efficiency Evaluations of Loan Funds and Microenterprise Loan Program Efficiency Performance Benchmarks (2004) -- Available formats: rtf
    Loan program effectiveness measures

    Performance Evaluation Tools and Formulas (2004) -- Available formats: rtf
    A tool to understand empirical measures of program effectiveness and stability covering topics including portfolio management and program expense and income measurement.

    Running Efficient Loan Programs: Kentucky AT Loan Corporation (2004) -- Available formats: ppt rtf
    Kentucky Assistive Technology Loan Corporation outline's their program's structure, including cost and income.

    System of Self-Evaluation for Loan Programs (2004) -- Available formats: rtf
    Covering effective asset quality, usage, investment effectiveness, and other measures.

    Introduction to Starting and Sustaining a Microenterprise Development Program (2003) -- Available formats: pdf
    This is a training module developed by AEO that gives the history of the microdevelopment movement.

  • Organizational Resources

    Federal Funding Sources for Microenterprise Development (2009) -- Available formats: pdf
    This lists common funding sources, primarily federal programs that provide funding to microlenders.

    Funding for Microenterprise Development Organizations (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    List of current and potential funders of microloan programs.

    MicroLenders (2008) -- Available formats: ppt
    This presentation describes the microlender programs in the country, the typical lenders and their services. It also looks a the demographics of the borrowers of micro lenders.

    Self Employment Resources (2008) -- Available formats: rtf
    This listing ofers a wealth of resources to assist the telework loan program and its borrowers in areas including assessments, business plan development, financial, funding, legal, and more.

    Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (2008) -- Available formats: ppt
    This presentation looks at the WIPA program. It describes the differences between SSI and SSDI and how each has benefits that are affected by financial loans and work. It includes ways that a loan program can work with WIPA centers and how to link to these programs.