Whether it's finding a job or making a career move, it's rough out there. A new survey finds that 75 percent of employed people who applied for a job during the past year never heard from at least one potential employer.
So if you're fed up and always imagined striking out on your own — this week is for you!
In honor of the seventh annual National Entrepreneurship Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting a series of webinars for entrepreneurs on everything from crowdfunding innovation to starting an urban farm.
Crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter have gained momentum as a platform for startups to raise cash.
How Crowdfunding Works
Crowdfunding broadly allows founders of nonprofit, for-profit, artistic and cultural ventures to fund projects by collecting relatively small contributions from a large number of individuals — often strangers — through the Internet. Since Kickstarter's launch in April 2009, more than $450 million has been pledged by more than 3 million people, funding more than 35,000 creative projects.
(Read more: How Trendy Funding Puts Pressure on Startups)