Institutional Case Studies on Necessity Entrepreneurship

Institutional Case Studies on Necessity Entrepreneurship

Edited by Jeremi Brewer and Stephen W. Gibson

An estimated one billion individuals in both developed and developing nations can be defined as necessity entrepreneurs; individuals who have no other viable option for licit income than to start a small, income generating activity. However, the emphasis on providing business and leadership training to necessity entrepreneurs is only just gaining traction. This book provides the first-known global analysis dedicated exclusively to organizations from both the public and private sectors that are specifically involved with microenterprise education for necessity entrepreneurs. The authors provide a pragmatic synopsis and evaluate the efficacy of the programs that have been, currently are, or will soon be teaching and/or training necessity entrepreneurs around the globe.

Chapter 10: SEBRAE: Serviço Brasileiro de Apoio às Micro e Pequenas Empresas

Jeff Roberts and Nathalia Myrrha

Subjects: business and management, entrepreneurship, family business, development studies, social entrepreneurship


The Brazilian organization SEBRAE has reached millions of participants in the last fifty years. Its main focus is to help small businesses grow and improve. SEBRAE accomplishes its mission through five different areas: education training, business consulting, technical information, promotion and access to markets, and access to financial services. In addition to entrepreneurial training, SEBRAE provides business-consulting services.

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